DAMIAN LILLARD RUMORS

CJ McCollum wants Blazers to pursue Paul George in offseason

CJ McCollum is trying to pre-order his tickets to the PG-13 movie.The Portland Trail Blazers guard held a Twitter Q&A on Thursday due to his flight being delayed and was asked who he would like to see the team pursue in the offseason. McCollum replied simply by tagging the handle of Pacers star Paul George. The Pacers and the Blazers were both swept in the first round, and the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers president rules out trading Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum

It’s safe to say that things did not work out the way the Portland Trail Blazers hoped they would this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re about to blow it all up.Team president Neil Olshey admitted in an interview with Mike Richman of the Oregonian that he would not entertain offers for star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.“The odds of anything ever coming up of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard: Beating Warriors has become an obsession

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers were absolutely destroyed by the Golden State Warriors in a win-or-go-home Game 4 matchup on Monday night. At one point late in the first quarter, Portland found itself down by the score of 41-13.It was the latest blowout loss in a two-year span that has seen Lillard fail to lead his team to competitiveness against his hometown squad...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard: Draymond Green trash talk taken as a challenge

Draymond Green is one of the NBA’s most notorious trash talkers, presenting something of a challenge to those targeted by it.Rather than letting it get under his skin, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard takes it as a challenge.“For me, it’s just going to make me raise the level of my game because I take [Green’s trash talk] as a challenge,” Lillard said Portland’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard makes classy gesture after 59-point game, gives game ball to Joe Johnson

Damian Lillard is all class. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard set a team record with 59 points in Saturday’s win over the Utah Jazz. Instead of keeping the game ball for himself, Lillard let the Jazz have the game ball for Joe Johnson after the veteran forward surpassed 20,000 points for his career. Johnson became the 42nd player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points. Lillard’s...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard gave 59-point ball to Joe Johnson, who eclipsed 20,000 points

Portland Trail Blazers superstar guard Damian Lillard had a huge game Saturday night, scoring 59 points against the Utah Jazz. It was a career-high mark for Lillard, who not surprisingly received the game ball after helping Portland take down Utah, 101-86. However, another player hit a milestone on Saturday night — Jazz forward Joe Johnson eclipsed the 20,000 points mark on his...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard makes classy gesture to Johnson after 59-point game

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard won in more ways than just one on Saturday night.After Lillard exploded for a career-high 59 points to lead the Blazers to the 101-86 victory over the Utah Jazz, he made this classy gesture to veteran Jazz swingman Joe Johnson, who scored his 20,000th career point during the game, per Jason Quick of CSN Northwest. While Lillard’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers-Timberwolves game postponed; slippery court caused by Disney on Ice

Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been cancelled due to poor court conditions. The court was reportedly slippery, thanks to condensation, which was caused by warm weather and ice under the court. Disney on Ice took place at the venue last night: Multiple Blazers complained about the court conditions while warming...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard on Trail Blazers: ‘We kind of suck right now’

Damian Lillard didn’t mince words when characterizing how the Portland Trail Blazers have been a middling squad so far this season amid high expectations, summing up his opinion by saying, “We kind of suck right now.” Lillard made the brutal assessment shortly after the Blazers dropped to 7-6 after losing Thursday night to the Houston Rockets by a score of 126-109. “We...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard and the value of emotion

How do we measure the value of emotion? Not the emotion of a single player, but the emotion a single player can elicit during the course of a game. In our current hoops coverage landscape, so much of the attention is given to empirical data to separate the bad from the good, and the good from the great (with reason, I should add). The numbers, however, often remove a layers of humanity...
Via Yardbarker
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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