Damian Lillard questions Kyrie Irving trade request

Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving both seem to think that the grass is greener on the other side.In an appearance Monday on “SI Now,” Lillard was asked about Irving’s trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers.“Who wouldn’t want to go to the Finals every year?” replied the Blazers guard. “I think they’ve been to the Finals the last three years. I would love to do that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green calls out Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers and star guard Damian Lillard are showing some confidence after being manhandled by the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs each of the past two years.Talking about the possibility of acquiring All-Star Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, Lillard pretty much put the Warriors on notice. He wished the Warriors “good luck” if the Blazers do indeed...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green tells Damian Lillard to ‘give it a break’ on Melo talk

Draymond Green does not appear to be worried one bit about the prospects of Carmelo Anthony ending up a member of the Trail Blazers. It seems a foregone conclusion when Anthony is dealt from the Knicks it will be to the Rockets to join James Harden and Chris Paul. However, a couple of members of the Blazers have been doing their best to get Anthony to waive his no-trade clause in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green laughs off Damian Lillard's 'good luck' comment

How much will a potential Carmelo Anthony trade impact the NBA landscape? That depends on where he goes — and whether you’re asking Damian Lillard or Draymond Green.Per Drew Shiller of NBC Bay Area, Lillard detailed how the Golden State Warriors would have a hard time matching up on the defensive end against him, Anthony, C.J. McCollum, and Jusif Nurkic. The Portland Trail Blazers...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has reached out to Carmelo Anthony, still thinks he could join Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers sure don’t take no for an answer.In an appearance Wednesday on Rip City Radio 620, Blazers guard Damian Lillard said that he has reached out to Carmelo Anthony and still believes it to be a “real possibility” that the 10-time All-Star forward could join Portland. Lillard’s backcourt mate has also been hitting the recruiting trail for Anthony, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers pursuing lottery pick due to Damian Lillard’s desire for better supporting cast

Damian Lillard wants the Portland front office to send in the reinforcements.Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Thursday that the Blazers are looking to acquire a lottery pick in the draft, as Lillard has informed team executives that he wants a better supporting cast. The Blazers finished 41-41 last season and were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Golden State...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard, Blazers players give $224K playoff bonus to team staff

Thanks to the insistence of team leader Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers players offered up their playoff bonus money for team staffers this year.As related to us by Jason Quick of CSNNW.com, Lillard has spearheaded this effort the past two postseasons. The day after the Blazers were eliminated from playoff contention by the Golden State Warriors, Lillard convinced every member...
Via Sportsnaut
May 06, 2017  |  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
April 25, 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 says he wouldn’t join a super team: ‘That’s just not who I am’

Damian Lillard has no problem with the formation of super teams in the NBA. But the Portland Trail Blazers guard said on SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday that’s not something he would do. “If somebody wants to go join people and do that, it’s not against the rules. They can do it. It’s just more pressure to win when you do it. Some people say, ‘Oh, they had to do that to...
Via The Sports Daily
October 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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