DAMIAN LILLARD RUMORS

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
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What must Damian Lillard do to be an All-Star?

Before this post begins, I must abide by my own principal for players believed to be snubbed for any All-Star Game: If a player is believed to be snubbed, that opinion must include removing a player from the team. Damian Lillard should be on the Western Conference team ahead of Gordon Hayward. Lillard is having a definitively better season, even with Hayward playing exceptionally...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers send out tweet showing frustration over All-Star snubs

For the second consecutive season, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been snubbed as it relates to a spot on the Western Conference All-Star team. Reserves were announced on Thursday with both Lillard and back-court partner C.J. McCollum failing to make the team.Instead, the Golden State Warriors received two more nods with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green joining starters...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard wants to play his entire career in Portland

Damian Lillard is having a grand ol’ time in Portland and doesn’t envision himself ever leaving.In an interview with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that was published on Tuesday, the All-Star point guard said that he can see himself playing his entire basketball career with the Blazers.“I like living in Portland and I like the organization,” said Lillard. “It’s a great organization...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out D’Angelo Russell for throwing elbows

Damian Lillard has a big problem with D’Angelo Russell. The Portland Trail Blazers guard had an on-court exchange with Russell, who Lillard felt was throwing “little slick elbows” during Tuesday’s game. Lillard even went as far as to suggest that he and the Lakers guard might take care of things “in the back.” Damian Lillard with some pointed words after his on-court...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard rips struggling Blazers: ‘This is on us’

The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors by 45 points on Saturday night, marking their sixth defeat in seven games. That was more than guard Damian Lillard could take. A frustrated Lillard called out the entire team after the blowout loss, essentially saying they played with no heart. “Man, it’s OK to turn the ball over, it’s OK to make mistakes, but we...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2016  |  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...
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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

WATCH: Damian Lilliard shows love to basketball camper

Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is amazing on the court, but he showed himself to be even more amazing off it this summer. A mom in Vancouver, Wash., Erica Cassidy, related a story about how Lillard blessed her and her son, who wanted to attend his basketball camp for his birthday. Nice Kicks passed her Facebook message along on Twitter. What it's all about...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 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...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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