HoopsHype Damian Lillard rumors

January 14, 2015 Updates

"Last year in the playoffs, when we played as well as we did, it just felt like we were one of those teams that could do it," Lillard said. "Last year we were a young team that was kind of new to winning. This year we're one of those teams. We perform at a high level consistently. We win without depending on offense. We play better, we get along, we're confident. We've won 30 games. I think we just have to keep the same mentality that we have and remember that we are an elite team." ESPN.com

The reason this all worked for Portland as quickly as it did is that the Trail Blazers saw it, too. What Lillard could do for this team, the way the pieces could all fit together one day. "Honestly, the thing I'm most proud of is the discipline we had with Dame," general manager Neil Olshey said. "We didn't bring anyone in. We didn't go after any free-agent point guards to buy him some time. We drafted him, we believed in him, and we just said, 'This is going to be his ball. He's going to be our guy.'" ESPN.com

January 13, 2015 Updates

adidas officially unveiled the first signature shoe for Damian Lillard on Tuesday, the D Lillard 1. We’ll have a full launch event recap in the days ahead, featuring comments from the designers and from Lillard himself. But for now, here’s a first look at the shoes, and some of the different colorways that will be releasing. The D Lillard 1 Rip City version in Blazers colors launches at adidas and Foot Locker on February 6 for $105. NBCSports.com

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Q: Best point guard in the league is ... ? Damian Lillard: The best point guard in the league right now I'd probably say is Steph Curry. Q: Who is the toughest guy for you to guard in the league? Is it Steph Curry? Damian Lillard: Steph is really tough to guard because of how well he shoots the ball and he can really handle the ball better than a lot of people might think. But I'd have to say Russ Westbrook. Oregonian

January 2, 2015 Updates

Damian Lillard, Miss Oregon 2014 Emma Palett and other Portland Trail Blazers players including CJ McCollum, Dorell Wright, Will Barton and Thomas Robinson were on hand at the Armory Annex building in Portland on Wednesday night to help ring in the new year and party their way into 2015. Lillard said he wanted to put on the event to have some fun on New Year's in Portland, but also as a benefit for the Brian Grant Foundation. "I'm pretty familiar with Brian Grant," Lillard said. "I've gotten to know him so I wanted to support that. I know with the Trail Blazers being the only show in town pretty much and me being one of the guys on the team I figured I could make people more interested in being a part of it and more money could be donated because of it." Oregonian

December 30, 2014 Updates

Lillard, who was named an All-Star for the first time last season, currently sits eighth among West guards a whopping 466,211 votes behind conference leader Stephen Curry of Golden State. "(My agent) just told me it was early and you're just not as popular as these guys, I guess," Lillard said. "That was my best guess that I'm just not as popular as them." Oregonian

December 29, 2014 Updates

Damian Lillard's Adidas signature basketball shoe – the adidas D Lillard 1 -- will be officially unveiled Jan. 13 with a Feb. 6 retail debut, Adidas said Monday. "We will have a lot more to share about the official unveil, that will take place in Portland, for you next week," Adidas spokeswoman Lauren Lamkin said Monday. Oregonian

December 28, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers welcomed a new member to their extended family early Saturday morning, when Chris Kaman and his wife Emilie gave birth to their first child. Barrett Christopher Kaman was born at 12:27 a.m. -- on 12-27 -- and his measurements were quite Kaman-esque: He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and stretched a whopping 22-inches long. "Jeeeesus!" Damian Lillard said, when informed about the baby's length. "They might have another NBA player there." Oregonian

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From Google’s yearly ‘trends’ list, which includes the 10 most searched athletes from the NBA, apparently a lot of people were interested in Paul George. George, the most googled NBA player in 2014, suffered a gruesome season-ending injury while playing in a USA exhibition game. The 10 most googled NBA players in 2014 are as follows: 1. Paul George; 2. Carmelo Anthony; 3. Kevin Love; 4. LeBron James; 5. Shabazz Napier; 6. Kevin Durant; 7. Lance Stephenson; 8. Ray Allen; 9. Blake Griffin; 10. Damian Lillard. Diehard Sport

December 15, 2014 Updates

Joined by Blaze the Trail Cat, Portland Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard hosted a holiday party at the Ronald McDonald East House on Sunday. 25 families were treated to a catered dinner followed by Lillard presenting gifts to be used in the two Portland area Ronald McDonald Homes. Trail Blazers players are spreading their holiday spirit all over the city of Portland by hosting several special experiences to area youth in December. Oregonian

December 13, 2014 Updates

Sam Smith: Rose complimentary of Lillard: "Always a fun match up. He can shoot the ball way better than I can; no comparison. He’s a great player." Twitter @SamSmithHoops

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Damian Lillard: #TBT... How bout now? http://instagram.com/p/wModv9P4ig/ Instagram

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