Damian Lillard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Damian Lillard's defensively deficient Blazers battle burden of expectations

    CBS Sports "Damian Lillard has noticed that he's getting different kinds of questions this season. Instead of the easy stuff about the Portland Trail Blazers' chemistry and his leadership, he has to answer for the Blazers' shortcomings. No more are they the NBA's feel-good story. That was last year. Now..." November 30

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard after blowout in Houston: 'We kind of suck right now'

    CSN Northwest "After another blowout, there is no longer room for lip service, excuses or promises from the Trail Blazers. The team’s play has been so surprising, so disappointing and so prolonged now that even their ever-positive leader couldn’t avoid a blunt assessment. “We kind of suck right now,’’..." November 18

  • Damian Lillard on Portland’s Trump protests: “Tearing apart your own city” doesn’t help

    ESPN "Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard questioned the damage and violence taking place in Portland, Oregon, during anti-Donald Trump protests, saying it isn't the proper way to go about implementing change. "I think it's very unfortunate that people have done some of the things they have done..." November 13

  • Lillard denounces anti-Trump protesters for making Portland less safe

    ESPN "Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard questioned the damage and violence taking place in Portland, Oregon, during anti-Donald Trump protests, saying it isn't the proper way to go about implementing change. "I think it's very unfortunate that people have done some of the things they have done..." November 12

  • Lillard 'It's Put Up Or Shut Up'

    NBA.com "The NBA regular season, to borrow a metaphor from another sport, is much more of a marathon than a sprint. With 82 games spread out from the end of October through the middle of April, teams typically have ample time to work through mistakes in the early days of the season before rounding into..." November 03

  • Damian Lillard says Warriors defense 'just not the same' without Andrew Bogut

    CBS Sports "Damian Lillard offered an honest assessment of the Golden State Warriors' defense leading up to the Portland Trail Blazers' game against the super-team on Tuesday. While he called the Warriors a "championship-level team," he said they are "just not the same" when it comes to protecting the paint..." November 01

  • Steve Kerr Picks Damian Lillard To Win 2017 NBA MVP

    SLAM Online "Steve Kerr was asked for his preseason pick for 2016-17 MVP, and the Warriors head coach went with a surprise choice in Damian Lillard. Kerr: “I think KD is kinda like Gary Johnson, a third party guy who is going to come in and take a few votes from Steph, takes some from LeBron and then Damian..." October 24

  • Lillard thinks 'it's possible' for Trail Blazers to reach Finals

    ESPN "Before we get to Damian Lillard's expectations for his Portland Trail Blazers this season, we need his reflection on his hopes for last year's team, the one everyone thought was headed to lotteryville after losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez. "Make the..." October 17

  • Lillard would rather 'build up' Blazers than join super team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Damian Lillard said it before: Kevin Durant did what he did this summer choosing to help form a superteam in Golden State, but it was not something he could do. Lillard didn’t mean it as a shot at Durant, although it sort of came off as one. Lillard went on The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio..." October 14

  • Lillard Excited At Prospect Of Playing Off The Ball More Often

    NBA.com "After being eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2016 Western Conference playoffs, the Trail Blazers knew they had a few key deficiencies that needed to be addressed. Rim protection was one, resulting in the signing of free agent center Festus Ezeli, who, by some..." October 09

  • Damian Lillard says he wouldn’t join superteam: “I might have too much pride for that”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant has become one of the NBA’s polarizing players. Some players — and pretty much everyone in the Bay Area — support not only his right to choose to play with the Warriors, but they also note that if the goal is to win titles he put himself in the best position to do that (and still..." October 04

  • Damian Lillard Celebrates 26th Birthday by Holding a Very Lit Concert in Portland

    Complex "Damian Lillard turned 26 on Friday, and celebrated his big day by holding a concert at the historic Crystal Ballroom in Portland. And honestly? Kid did it up right. Thanks to social media we have evidence of just how turnt this birthday celebration really was, and those in attendance have given..." July 16

  • Damian Lillard on playing for hometown Warriors: 'Hell no'

    CBS Sports "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard does not want to join a super team -- not even one that plays in his hometown of Oakland. A fan on Twitter asked Lillard if he would be switching teams, and he responded emphatically. Before turning Lillard into a hero and Kevin Durant or Dwyane Wade..." July 14

  • This Mother Recounts Damian Lillard Sending Her Son To His Overcrowded Basketball Camp For Free

    Uproxx "You’d have to imagine that attending a camp run by Damian Lillard is extremely popular for youngsters in the Pacific Northwest. It’s not so surprising that such a camp sold out quickly and many would-be campers missed out, but thankfully for Erica Cassidy, Dame had her back when she missed the..." July 10

  • Damian Lillard Schooled A Twitter User For Criticizing Mike Conley’s Contract

    Dime Magazine "The Memphis Grizzlies had a pretty good start to free agency. First, they edged out the Portland Trail Blazers (and several other teams) to sign Chandler Parsons to a max deal worth about $94 million over four years. Later, they did exactly as expected by re-signing incumbent point guard Mike..." July 02

  • Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard withdraws from Team USA, will not play in Rio Olympics

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is choosing rest over participating in the 2016 Olympics. Lillard, who has dealt with plantar fasciitis in his left heel since last December, has decided to withdraw his name from contention for a roster spot on Team USA and will not participate..." June 23

  • Damian Lillard indicates that he hasn't made any decision related to playing for Team USA in Olympics

    CSN Northwest "Speaking in Taguig City while on tour for Adidas, Damian Lillard indicates that he hasn't made any decision related to playing for Team USA in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The Manila Times quotes Lillard saying, "I have not thought about it yet." A handful of players including..." June 15

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