Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, PG – Fantasy Basketball News, Stats

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Dec 31, 2021 32 18 4 7
Dec 29, 2021 37 32 6 4
Dec 27, 2021 36 26 2 5
Dec 21, 2021 40 39 2 7
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Year fpts fpts/g mpg ppg apg rpg bpg spg
2021 1184 40.8 36.4 24.0 7.3 4.1 0.4 0.6
2020 3097 46.2 35.8 28.8 7.5 4.2 0.3 0.9
2019 3220 48.8 37.5 30.0 8.0 4.3 0.3 1.1
3y Avg. 3098 45.6 36.2 27.8 7.4 4.4 0.4 1.0

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Finally ruled out for season

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    Lillard (abdomen) is set to miss the remainder of the season, a source tells Shams Charania of The Athletic. Lillard hasn’t played since New Year’s Eve, and updates on his status have been scarce in recent weeks, so the writing was very much on the wall prior to Charania’s confirmation. Charania notes that Lillard is making “tremendous progress and has looked strong in workouts,” but with the Blazers looking to develop young talent — and improve their draft position — there’s no reason to push the veteran back into action. All indications are that Lillard, who will turn 32 in mid-July, will be back at full strength to begin the 2022-23 campaign.


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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Re-evaluation set for 2-to-3 weeks

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    The Blazers announced Sunday that Lillard (abdomen) will be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks after progressing through the initial phase of his rehabilitation without a setback. Lillard will begin the conditioning phase of his rehab next week, which includes returning to basketball skill activity. The star point guard underwent surgery in mid-January and has reached all the necessary benchmarks during his first six-week window. Barring a setback, Lillard will likely be able to return to game action following the next phase of his rehab, which would set him up for potential return in late March. The Trail Blazers currently occupy the last play-in spot in the Western Conference, but they are just one game ahead of the Pelicans, who have been playing well since the acquisition of Lillard’s former teammate CJ McCollum.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Surgery completed

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    The Trail Blazers announced that Lillard underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a core injury causing chronic abdominal pain. The team plans to re-evaluate him in six weeks. Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Lillard “feels good” following surgery, with Haynes’ report also leaving the door open for the star point guard to be re-evaluated in as soon as five weeks rather than six. Regardless, Lillard looks safe to rule out through at least the end of February, as he’ll almost certainly require another week of ramp-up time to regain conditioning even if doctors give him the green light to resume basketball activities at the short end of the 5-to-6-week timeline. Even after winning their last two games, the Trail Blazers sit at 16-24 for the season, so the organization may not have motivation to rush Lillard back into action in what’s shaping up to be a non-contending year. Anfernee Simons and CJ McCollum are expected to handle the majority of the ball-handling and scoring responsibilities out of the backcourt during Lillard’s absence, though neither player will be available Thursday in Denver due to personal matters.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Planning to undergo surgery

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    Lillard will undergo surgery Thursday to address the abdominal injury that’s plagued him since the start of the season, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports. He’ll be re-evaluated in 6-to-8 weeks, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Despite a cortisone shot and attempts to rest the injury, Lillard has not been able to shake it, so the decision to opt for surgery doesn’t come as a major surprise. The star guard has been hampered since at least the Olympics over the summer, and the abdominal issue clearly impacted his play for the Blazers, as his scoring and efficiency numbers, in particular, have taken a notable dive this season. Through 29 appearances, Lillard is averaging 24.0 points (fewest since 2014-15) and shooting career-worsts from both the field (40.2% FG) and from three (32.4% 3Pt). Encouragingly, Windhorst notes that the surgery is not expected to end Lillard’s season, but by the time he’s back up to speed, it’s very possible that the struggling Trail Blazers could be on the fringes of the postseason race. Fantasy-wise, managers will likely want to stash Lillard in an IR spot, but it remains to be seen how much value he may be able to provide down the stretch.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Won’t return for upcoming road trip

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    Coach Chauncey Billups said Sunday that Lillard (abdomen) won’t travel with the Trail Blazers during their upcoming six-game road trip, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports. Lillard was already slated to be sidelined Sunday and Monday due to his lower abdominal tendinopathy, but he’ll be forced to miss at least six additional games. The 31-year-old will be sidelined until at least late January, while Anfernee Simons will continue to take on an increased role for the Trail Blazers.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Out at least three more games

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    Lillard (abdomen) has been ruled out for at least the Trail Blazers’ next three games. The Blazers provided a rather vague update on the superstar guard Wednesday, stating only that he’ll “undergo further evaluation and consultation concerning his lower abdominal tendinopathy.” The team plans to evaluate Lillard again early next week, but in the meantime he’ll sit out against Miami (Jan. 5), Cleveland (Jan. 7) and Sacramento (Jan. 9). Portland also plays Monday (Jan. 10) versus Brooklyn, so given the timetable, it’s very possible
    he could miss that contest as well. With CJ McCollum (lung) sidelined indefinitely, Anfernee Simons will continue to take on a larger role in the backcourt.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Out Wednesday

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    Lillard (abdomen) is out Wednesday against the Heat, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Lillard will miss a second straight game due to his bothersome abdominal injury. Anfernee Simons should continue to start in Lillard’s absence, which is indefinite.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Timeline for return unclear

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    Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups admitted that he wasn’t certain how much time Lillard (abdomen) might miss after the point guard sat out Monday’s 136-131 win over the Hawks, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports. “That thing has been up and down…we’ll probably know more sooner than later,” Billups said of Lillard’s injury. Portland has been classifying Lillard’s injury as lower abdominal tendinopathy, with the same issue keeping him sidelined for five consecutive games from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. According to Scott Rafferty of NBA.com, Lillard told Portland media earlier this season that he’s been playing through the injury “for a few years now.” Additional reports have suggested that Lillard contended with the issue while playing with Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo a couple months before the season, and the 31-year-old acknowledged he “irritated” the injury in a Nov. 3 loss to Cleveland. Given the recurring nature of his injury, along with the fact that the Trail Blazers are off to a 14-22 start to the season, the organization could have some incentive to take a cautious approach with bringing Lillard back. In that scenario, Anfernee Simons — who popped for a career-high 43 points Monday — could continue to serve as Portland’s primary playmaker out of the backcourt, at least until either Lillard or CJ McCollum (lung) is cleared to play. For now, Lillard should be viewed as questionable ahead of the Blazers’ next game Wednesday versus the Heat.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Out Monday

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    Lillard is out for Monday’s contest against the Hawks and is managing his abdominal injury, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports. The All-Star guard has appeared in nine straight games for Portland, but will sit out the team’s Monday night contest against the Hawks. Anfernee Simons figures to start in his absence while Dennis Smith is also a candidate to see more opportunities. After a slower start to the year, Lillard is starting to find his groove as of late, averaging 31.7 points per game over his last six appearances. Lillard’s next chance to return comes Wednesday against the Heat.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Big scoring not enough for victory

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    Lillard chipped in 32 points (10-23 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 7-10 FT), six rebounds, four assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Wednesday’s 120-105 loss to Utah. Lillard tied with Norman Powell for team high-scoring honors in the loss, but only one other Portland player notched a double-digit point total. Lillard did his best to carry the shorthanded and struggling Blazers, draining five three-pointers and exceeding the 30-point mark for the fourth time in his past five contests. The star point guard has overcome a relatively slow start to the campaign, raising his scoring average to 24.2 points per game. That mark stood at just 18.5 points per contest through his first 10 games.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Struggles but still scores 26

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    Lillard posted 26 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 13-14 FT), two rebounds, five assists and one block across 36 minutes during Monday’s 132-117 loss to the Mavericks. Lillard led Portland in scoring in the contest despite struggling from the field. His offensive output was boosted by an excellent effort from the charity stripe — the third time in his past four games that Lillard has knocked down double-digit free throws. The superstar point guard entered the contest having averaged 38.0 points on 54.8 percent shooting over his previous three games, so there’s no reason to be concerned about one relatively poor night.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Good to go Monday

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    Lillard (personal) will play Monday against the Mavericks, Travis Demers of Trail Blazers radio reports. Lillard was considered questionable for personal reasons Monday but is ready to take the court for Portland. He’s averaged 33.2 points, 6.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 40.0 minutes across his past five games.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Questionable Monday

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    Lillard (personal) is questionable for Monday’s contest against the Mavericks, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers’ official site The All-NBA guard has appeared in Portland’s last six games but is uncertain for Monday’s showdown against Dallas due to personal reasons. This is not the type of news that the Trail Blazers want to hear as they are still are without CJ McCollum (lung). Lillard has started to get back to his normal self of late, averaging 38.0 points per game over his last three appearances. Anfernee Simons figures to take Lillard’s spot in the starting lineup if he is forced to sit out Monday.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Trail Blazers-Nets postponed

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    Lillard and the Trail Blazers won’t play the Nets on Thursday after the NBA postponed the game due to Brooklyn not having the league-required eight available players for that contest. As a result of the postponement, fantasy managers in weekly leagues will get just one game out of Lillard, who shook off a hamstring injury to produce 39 points (13-24 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal in Tuesday’s 111-97 loss to the Pelicans. Lillard and the Trail Blazers will return to action Monday against the Mavericks.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Leads all scorers in Tuesday’s loss

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    Lillard racked up 39 points (13-24 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 7-8 FT), two rebounds, seven assists and one steal over 40 minutes before getting ejected from Tuesday’s 111-97 loss to the Pelicans. Lillard continues to turn things around in a hurry, scoring another 39 points Tuesday. After a well-documented slow start to the season, it’s been all systems go since returning from injury. With no CJ McCollum (pneumothorax), Lillard is basically option 1A and 1B, meaning as long as his shot is falling, there should be some more big scoring nights coming.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Good to go

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    Lillard (hamstring) will play Tuesday against the Pelicans, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Lillard was initially questionable with a hamstring injury but will appear in his sixth straight game. During the past five games, he’s averaged 30.2 points, 6.6 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 39.4 minutes.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Dealing with hamstring tightness

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    Lillard (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest against the Pelicans, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers’ official site reports. The star point guard is coming off a 43-point performance Friday and is averaging 30.2 points and 6.6 assists across his last five games. However, Lillard landed on the injury report Monday with right hamstring tightness. It’s unclear when he suffered the injury or how severe it may be, but hamstring issues always draw concern, so fantasy managers should monitor Lillard’s status closely leading up to Tuesday’s 8:00 PM ET tip.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Goes off for 43, Blazers win

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    Lillard notched 43 points (12-19 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 13-14 FT), four rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 37 minutes during Friday’s 125-116 win over the Hornets. The Blazers got a much-needed win at home, snapping a seven-game losing streak behind what was easily Lillard’s best game of the season. He topped 40 points for the first time and was able to work his way to the free throw line 14 times — his third-most in any game this season. In four games since returning from an abdominal injury, Lillard has averaged 29.8 points, 7.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 threes.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Struggles from field in loss

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    Lillard totaled 21 points (6-21 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday’s 113-103 loss to the Grizzlies. Lillard has surpassed the 20-point mark in each of his last three games following his five-game absence, but the efficiency just hasn’t been there at all. The star point guard needed 31 shots to score 31 points against Phoenix on Tuesday, and he needed 21 attempts to put up 21 points Wednesday. Those efficiency issues might conspire against the upside of most players, but not Lillard — his high usage rate and his volume as the team’s bonafide offensive threat allow him to remain an effective fantasy asset even if he’s struggling from an efficiency perspective.

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  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard: Scores 31 on 31 shots in OT loss

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    Lillard logged 31 points (11-31 FG, 5-16 3Pt, 4-5 FT), two rebounds, 10 assists and one block in 47 minutes during Tuesday’s 111-107 overtime loss to the Suns. Playing in his second straight game after a five-game absence, Lillard again struggled shooting the ball but nonetheless managed his third 30-point effort of the season. While it’s been a disappointing start for a player who’s typically one of the league’s most dependable stars, Lillard remains a consistent source of points, assists, rebounds, and threes, though his field goal percentage — career-low 38.6 percent — leaves plenty to be desired. The cortisone shot Lillard recently received in his abdomen should allow him to play through the injury, but he’s expected to require surgery at some point. Ideally, that would happen during the 2022 offseason, but with the Blazers — losers of six straight — free-falling in the Western Conference, it’s possible the direction of the team could influence Lillard’s decision.

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