Report: Damian Lillard could leave Trail Blazers due to blowback over Chauncey Billups hire — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

It seems inaccurate to say Lillard played no role in the Trail Blazers hiring Billups.

Report: Damian Lillard could leave Trail Blazers due to blowback over Chauncey Billups hire — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Damian Lillard, Draymond Green commit to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Damian Lillard reportedly lobbied for the Trail Blazers to trade for Warriors forward Draymond Green.

Report: Damian Lillard, Draymond Green commit to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Damian Lillard breaks Klay Thompson’s NBA playoff record, leaving fellow players in awe — Marin Independent Journal

Damian Lillard went “Game 6 Klay” on the Denver Nuggets in one of the most remarkable performances in NBA playoff history Tuesday night. Nearly five years to the day Klay Thompson destroyed Oklahoma City with his epic, record-setting shooting in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, the Oakland-born Lillard one-upped the Warriors’ star. 666…

Damian Lillard breaks Klay Thompson’s NBA playoff record, leaving fellow players in awe — Marin Independent Journal

Kiz vs. Singer: Is Damian Lillard or Nikola Jokic better in the clutch? — Sterling Journal-Advocate

After four games in this NBA playoff series between Denver and Portland, absolutely nothing has been decided. And it just might come down to whose supertstar is better at winning time.

Kiz vs. Singer: Is Damian Lillard or Nikola Jokic better in the clutch? — Sterling Journal-Advocate

Watch Damian Lillard drain two threes in final :08 to lift Blazers past Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The degree of difficulty on those three is insane.

Watch Damian Lillard drain two threes in final :08 to lift Blazers past Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Damian Lillard Posts Necessary Comment During Kyrie Irving Instagram Live — NESN.com

Damian Lillard said what needed to be said. Kyrie Irving last week boycotted Brooklyn Nets Media Day, instead providing a statement on his desire to not have his words pass through allegedly illegitimate filters. The ever-opinionated guard attempted to clarify himself Friday, but in doing so came off even worse. That brings us to Saturday […]

Damian Lillard Posts Necessary Comment During Kyrie Irving Instagram Live — NESN.com

Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He had just finished scoring 61 points in a needed win for his Trail Blazers. But Damian Lillard wasn’t done. He puffed out his chest and shouted toward press row, “Put some (expletive) respect on my name!” Of course, the people actually present for Lillard’s performance probably didn’t need any…

Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever — Daily News

Damian Lillard Won’t Play In NBA Return If Blazers Don’t Have Playoff Shot — NESN.com

As the NHL on Tuesday announced its plan to scrap the regular season and delve right into a 24-team postseason, the NBA hasn’t gotten as far with its comeback in regards to return-to-play formats. The league surveyed its GMs to get a feel for how each team feels, but some players are taking it upon…

Damian Lillard Won’t Play In NBA Return If Blazers Don’t Have Playoff Shot — NESN.com

As the NHL on Tuesday announced its plan to scrap the regular season and delve right into a 24-team postseason, the NBA hasn’t gotten as far with its comeback in regards to return-to-play formats. The league surveyed its GMs to get a feel for how each team feels, but some players are taking it upon themselves to publicly voice their opinions too. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, for example, on Tuesday made it known that if the NBA doesn’t return with a structure that gives his team a shot at the playoffs, he won’t participate. “If we come back and they’re just like, ‘We’re adding a few games to finish the regular season,’ and they’re throwing us out there for meaningless games and we don’t have a true opportunity to get into the playoffs, I’m going to be with my team because I’m a part of the team,” Lillard told Yahoo Sports. “But I’m not going to be participating. I’m telling you that right now. And you can put that in there.” It makes sense that he wouldn’t want to risk injury, or the chance of getting sick, for meaningless basketball. The Blazers currently sit at No. 9 in the Western Conference, 3.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot currently inhabited by the Memphis Grizzlies. “If we come back and I don’t have an opportunity to make the playoffs, I will show up to work, I’ll be at practice and I’ll be with my team. I’m going to do all that and then I’m going to be sitting right on that bench during the games,” Lillard said. “If they come back and say it’s something like a tournament, play-in style, between the No. 7 and No. 12 seeds, if we’re playing for playoff spots, then I think that’s perfect.” There is no return format that will please everyone while still putting safety concerns at highest priority, but until it nails those logistics down, no other big decisions can really be made. We’ll see what the league comes up with.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/damian-lillard-wont-play-in-nba-return-if-blazers-dont-have-playoff-shot/

Damian Lillard is third player in league history to have 60-point game against Warriors — Warriors Wire

Damian Lillard is one of the most dynamic point guards in the NBA.

Damian Lillard is third player in league history to have 60-point game against Warriors — Warriors Wire