Damian Lillard

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  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard is joined by Nikola Jokić, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Pascal Siakam on the 2019-20 All-NBA Second Team.

    Siakam narrowly edged out Jayson Tatum for the honor of being on the Second Team as he even received a first-place vote. This is Siakam's first All-NBA award. Leonard received the most first place votes (39) out of anyone not named to the First Team while the Joker got 21. Lillard received his fifth All-NBA award but has only been nominated to the First Team once in his career back in 2017-18. CP3 earns his ninth All-NBA award in his 15th season, something that would have surprised some people at the beginning of this campaign.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard's right knee has been reevaluated and there's confirmation of a mild sprain per Shams Charania.

    Lillard left the bubble before Portland's Game 5 loss and surgery was quickly ruled out as a possible treatment, which was great news. We'll keep our eyes out for more Lillard updates over the offseason but for now he's fully expected to be ready for next year.

    Source: Stadium on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (sprained right knee) is not expected to have surgery.

    This is great news as Lillard is dealing with a sprained finger and a knee injury. Surgery could have put next season in jeopardy as well, but for now it seems like he's dodged a bullet.

    Source: Marc Spears on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (knee) plans on leaving the bubble Thursday to return to Portland for further examination.

    Lillard will be heading home to have his knee checked out further. Dame's recent play has been one of the highlights of the bubble thus far and this knee issue could be a disappointing end to his season. His status and availability to return to Orlando is in question and more updates should be coming down the wire in the next few days.

    Source: Trail Blazers on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (right knee sprain) is unlikely to be available for the Blazers should they extend their series with the Lakers beyond Wednesday.

    Lillard is currently unable to extend his right leg and appears as though he will continue to be unavailable, even if the Blazers win on Wednesday. The odds of the Blazers emerging victorious are slim at best and this news will dampen their chances even further.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (right knee sprain) has been ruled out of Game 5 against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Lillard suffered the injury during their Game 4 loss on Monday and it would appear as though it could be the end of his season, barring an emphatic performance by his teammates. Lillard has basically single-handedly carried the Blazers to this point and his absence is sure to be felt. Picking up the slack will be Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons, both of whom are worth a look in DFS if you need a cheap source of points.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers announced this morning that the results of an MRI of Damian Lillard's right knee were inconclusive and he will undergo a second MRI on Tuesday afternoon.

    Game 5 between Portland and Los Angeles is on Wednesday and considering the 3-1 series standing, it’s difficult to picture the Blazers taking the risk of putting Lillard back out on the court regardless of the MRI results. We just hope the All-Star guard has avoided any serious damage.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard scored 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting while adding a rebound, four assists, a steal and a triple in Monday's Game 4 before leaving with a right knee injury in the third quarter.

    Lillard was trying his best to keep his team in the game, but he couldn't get anything going on a stingy Lakers defense. Every time he drove to the rim, he was met with multiple defenders and he couldn't create enough separation as a ball handler to generate his usual looks from deep.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (dislocated finger) played with a splint but still played like an iron man on a mission on Saturday, leading the Blazers with 34 points on 8-of-20 shooting from the field and 13-of-14 shooting from the line.

    Lillard also hit 5-of-11 shots from deep and added five rebounds plus seven assists to his line for the night. There's nothing bad you can say about this guy, who played his heart out despite being handicapped with dislocated finger. Unfortunately, his big-time game was not enough to erase LeBron James' 38-point outburst of his own. Expect Lillard to play hard once again as the Blazers look to even up the series in Game 4.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Terry Stotts confirmed that Damian Lillard will participate in Saturday's Game 3 vs. the Lakers but will be wearing a splint on his left index finger after dislocating it during Thursday's Game 2 loss.

    Lillard is absolutely crucial to everything the Blazers have worked towards in the Orlando bubble so hopefully he isn't slowed down by this injury. Tread with caution in terms of DFS in case he is bothered by the injury but Dame always has the potential to put up a monster line on any given night.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Shams Charania is reporting that initial signs are optimistic for Damian Lillard (dislocated left index finger) to play in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Lillard left Thursday's game in the third quarter and didn't return, though there was no need for him to do so with the Blazers down 30. He ended with a team-high 18 points anyway and if he's limited at all it'll have a drastic impact on Portland's chances of pulling off an improbable series victory.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (dislocated finger) will not return to the game on Thursday.

    Luckily, the X-rays came back negative on Lillard's finger, so it doesn't seem like it'll be a hugely detrimental injury. However, with the Blazers getting run out of the building, he will not return and risk further injury.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with an apparent finger issue on Thursday.

    Lillard seemed to jam his finger in the third quarter and his departure to the locker room is hopefully just precautionary. The Blazers are getting blown out so it will probably be the last we see of Lillard tonight.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard did not skip a beat in Game 1, leading the Blazers to a 100-93 win over the Lakers with 34 points (9-of-21 FGs, 10-of-10 FTs), including six 3s with five rebounds, five assists and one block in 43 minutes.

    Lillard, as expected, played a huge role in setting up the upset victory. As long as Dame Time keeps ticking and the rest of the Blazers fall in line to the cadence of Lillard's marching orders, then there's a reasonably good possibility that they could pull off a crazy upset in the first round vs. the top seed in the Western Conference.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard went a perfect 14-of-14 from the line in 45 minutes during Saturday's victory, totaling 31 points and 10 assists to go with two rebounds and one steal.

    Lillard received plenty of support from his teammates as the Blazers held on to advance to the Western Conference playoffs. Despite top-scoring with 31 points, it was the supporting cast who stepped up in this one. Named as the bubble MVP, Lillard has been spectacular for the Blazers over the past two weeks. Often underrated in fantasy, he could certainly make a case for being a top-five draft pick come next season.