Portland Trailblazers

Name  Damian Lillard
Born  7/15/1990
Height  6-3
Weight  195
College  Weber State
11/22/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard nearly had a double-double on Friday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 21 points, shooting 7-for-9 and making all four of his 3-pointers. He also had nine assists and six rebounds. Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 8.4 assists in his last five games.
11/18/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard didn't shoot particularly well, but totaled 24 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Insight: After a slow start, Lillard has posted 24 or more points in four consecutive games. We're a bit concerned by the turnover total, but hope he gets that under control.
11/16/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard recorded a double-double against the Nets on Saturday.
Insight: Lillard finished with a team-leading 28 points and 10 assists. He made four 3-pointers and shot 8-for-14 from the field. He also had five rebounds.
11/12/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard scored a season-high 29 points against the Hornets on Tuesday.
Insight: Lillard has scored at least 25 points in three of his last five games. He is averaging 20.2 ppg this month. He also had seven assists on Tuesday. Lillard has at least seven dimes in four of his last five games.
11/8/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard scored a team-high 25 points in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He played very well, going 9-of-14 from the floor, including four 3-pointers. Lillard also had eight assists and seven rebounds, but also had five turnovers as well.
11/5/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard lit up the Cavs in Tuesday's victory.
Insight: He had 27 points, seven assists, six rebounds, one steal, one block, five 3-pointers, and was 10-of-10 from the line. Impressive night for Lillard.
11/4/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is dealing with an abdominal strain, but is probable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: This could explain why he's averaging just 13.7 ppg after posting 20.7 ppg last season. As he gets healthier, his numbers should rebound.
11/1/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard scored 20 points, but had a lousy shooting night on Friday.
Insight: He was 4-for-13 from the field, and all four buckets were actually 3-pointers, whch owners will like to see. However, while Lillard chipped in seven rebounds, he had only two assists. Expect the assists numbers to go up.
10/20/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Blazers point guard Damian Lillard should be selectedin the second round of fantasy drafts.
Insight: He averaged 20.7 points per game, 5.6 assists per game andmade 2.7 three-pointers per game, last season. We would like to see his assist numbers go up, but that should not sway owners from taking him early in drafts.
10/14/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Damian Lillard told The Oregonian he felt "fine" after practicing in full on Monday.
Insight: Lillard tested his ankle doing a lot of drills and did not suffer any setbacks. He is probable for Friday's exhibition, but we also wouldn't be surprised if Portland sits him for extra rest.
5/3/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Damian Lillard hit the shot of his life Friday in Portland's series-clinching win over Houston.
Insight: With the Trail Blazers down by two and less than a second remaining, Nic Batum inbounded the ball to Lillard (25 points on 8-of-14 shooting) who sunk the game-winner from 25 feet out. Rockets coach Kevin McHale is going to get a lot of heat for this one because Houston still had a foul to give when Lillard put up his shot. It's the first time the Blazers have advanced past the first round since 2000.
Hot3/14/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Portland guard Damian Lillard has scored 21+ points in four straight games.
Insight: Lillard had 27 points, five assists, three rebounds and three threes Friday at New Orleans. With backup Mo Williams (hip) out indefinitely, Lillard has played 40 mpg his last three contests.
3/5/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Portland guard Damian Lillard is active for Wednesday's game against Atlanta. SOURCE: Chris Haynes, Comcast Sportsnet Northwest
Insight: Lillard missed practice Tuesday because of a stomach bug but he seems to be feeling much better today. The 23-year-old is averaging 20.1 ppg at home this season.
3/4/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard sat out of Tuesday's practice with a stomach illness, but he is probable to play Wednesday, according to Chris Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: Lillard (21.2 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.6 rpg, 2.8 3pg) hasn't missed a game all season.
Hot2/26/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard would not be denied Tuesday in a 100-95 victory over Denver.
Insight: With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined, Lillard (31 points, seven rebounds, nine assists) has been forced to play a much bigger role on offense for Portland. Over his last four games, the 23-year-old has averaged 30.5 ppg on 50 percent shooting. He's spread out 27 assists during that same span (6.8 apg).
2/7/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Blazers guard Damian Lilliard bounced back from a lackluster effort Wednesday in New York (12 points on 4-of-12 shooting) by having a monster game Friday against the Pacers.
Insight: Lilliard generated 38 points on 15-for-26 shooting. He also produced a game-high 11 assists. Next week, the second-year guard out of Weber State will become the first player to compete in all five events at All-Star weekend (Rising Stars Game, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest and the All-Star Game).
Hot1/8/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Portland point guard Damian Lilliard torched Sacramento for a career-high 41 points, 26 of which came in the fourth quarter, Tuesday night.
Insight: Lilliard made 7-of-13 from 3-point range and 8-of-8 from the foul line while contributing seven boards, four dimes and a block. The second-year guard has raised his 3-point percentage from 36.8 to 44.8 while taking 1.3 more threes per game than last season, and he also has attempted 1.4 more free throws per game.
Hot12/18/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Portland point guard Damian Lilliard scored 36 points for the second straight game Wednesday at Minnesota but unlike Tuesday the Blazers did not pull off the win.
Insight: Lilliard hit a buzz-beating 3-pointer Tuesday to beat Cleveland, but the Wolves knocked off Portland by 11 points Wednesday. Lilliard has hit 15 threes over the last two games after going 0-of-7 from behind the arc on Sunday. The 23-year-old has upped his 3-point percentage from .368 as a rookie to .428 while taking more than one three more per game this season.
12/17/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Damian Lillard beat the Cavaliers by knocking down a three-pointer with 0.4 seconds left Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Insight: It was Lillard's eighth three of the night. He finished with a season-high 36 points to go along with eight rebounds and ten assists.The Blazers have emerged as a real threat in the Western Conference thanks to the stellar play of Lillard and teammate LaMarcus Aldridge this season.
Hot11/9/2013 9:12:00 AM
Description: Portland point guard Damian Lillard has knocked down 20 threes in the first five games this season.
Insight: He was effective on the three-ball last season, making an average of 2.3 on 6.1 attempts per game, but this year he has been off the charts. He's attempted 8.4 per game and made 47.6 percent. He's also getting to the free-throw line 6.8 times per game, up from 3.9 as a rookie.

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