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Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard
Position: G
Born: 07/15/90
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Salary: $24,328,425
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“I’ve seen my name thrown around,” said Lillard after Wednesday’s practice. “It’s a surprise, but then it’s not a surprise just because on the business side, it doesn’t surprise me. Sometimes people like to rock the boat, it could be a rumor. If there was any truth to it, then that would be disheartening, especially for me because I’m really invested in Portland. I want to be here. It’s been tough to attract stars to Portland, historically, for this organization. For me to be 26 years old and invested in Portland and want to be in Portland, I don’t see why (being traded) would make sense.”
Storyline: Damian Lillard Trade?
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“It’s a business and you just never know,” said Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard of rumors around the NBA trade deadline. “You see DeMarcus Cousins playing in the All-Star Game and he’s doing a post-game interview and finds out he’s traded to New Orleans. Him being that level of a player and it happening just like that — and obviously they’ve had their own issues in Sacramento, so it’s a little different — you just never know is the point.”
The Blazers, who were out of timeouts after Lillard’s fall, never got a chance for a desperation heave after a turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass. “It’ll bother me that we’ve had so many close games and not be able to close it out,” said Lillard, who finished with 21 points while struggling through a 6-for-21 shooting night. “But it will also bother me that I feel like I got some looks that I make, that I was comfortable with and I didn’t. In situations that probably could’ve allowed us to separate. In those situations, I gotta be better.”

Damian Lillard stunned by Mason Plumlee's trade

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If you were caught off guard by news the Blazers had traded their starting center to the Denver Nuggets for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round draft pick, you were not alone. Plumlee’s teammates were just as shocked to see such an integral part of the team shipped away in the midst of a playoff chase. “It’s a tough one, man,” Lillard said. “Mase was one of our guys; like a brother to me. I have a great bond with Mase, on and off the floor. It’s sucked to see him go … and we’re definitely going to miss him. I was very surprised. I figured if it was going to happen with anybody, it wouldn’t be Mase, just because he meant that much to our team and did so many things for our team on the floor.”
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