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Blazers Review: Damian Lillard

Trail Blazers Review: Damian Lillard in 2015-16 Damian Lillard was the only returning starter from two consecutive playoff campaigns for the Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge departed to San Antonio over the summer, leaving Lillard as the clear-cut leader in Portland. Despite an overwhelming amount of data that would suggest that he would fail in 2015-16, […] Blazers Review: Damian Lillard - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project May 27, 2016

Damian Lillard: Understanding the “Rose Rule”

How will the Rose Rule impact Damian Lillard’s contract going forward? Damian Lillard was selected to the All-NBA Second Team this week. While it comes as solid recognition for the talented guard, it does carry salary cap implications for the Trail Blazers. Initial reports of Lillard’s 20 million dollar raise weren’t entirely accurate, but he is […] Damian Lillard: Understanding the “Rose Rule” - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard named to All-NBA 2nd team, earns 'Rose Rule' bonus

Landing on the All-NBA second team also means Lillard qualifies for a pay raise under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement
Rip City Project May 26, 2016

Lillard: Not an All-Star, but 2nd Team All-NBA

Lillard Earns 2nd Team All-NBA Honor Damian Lillard voiced his displeasure of being omitted from the all-star roster with a rap single “They Sleep.”  He used it to fuel a memorable 51 point performance against the Warriors shortly after the break. The Blazers used Lillard’s chip-on-the-shoulder attitude to run with the hashtag #NeverDoubt. The team […] Lillard: Not an All-Star, but 2nd Team All-NBA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge May 26, 2016

Damian Lillard Named To All-NBA Second Team

This is Lillard's second All-NBA team selection, which has financial implications for the Blazers moving forward. For the first time in his career, Damian Lillard has been named to the All-NBA second team. He was previously selected to the All-NBA third team in 2013-14. Per the Portland Trail Blazers' press release: Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Second Team, it was announced today by the league. Lillard, 25, averaged a career-high 25.1 points (41.9% FG, 37.5% 3-PT, 89.2% FT), making him just the fourth Trail Blazer in franchise history to average...
Did Trail Blazers Damian Lillard troll the Golden State Warriors?

Did Trail Blazers Damian Lillard troll the Golden State Warriors?

The Blazers guard posted an interesting tweet after the defending NBA champs lost at Oklahoma City Tuesday night, leaving them down 3-1 in the playoff series and one loss from being eliminated from the NBA playoffs.
Blazersedge May 24, 2016

Blazer's Edge Radio Talks Portland's Championship Window, Lillard's Extension

Peter Sampson and Evans Clinchy talk about this week's hottest topics on Blazer's Edge: Hopes for a championship window, and the effect of Damian Lillard's contract on summer free agency. Every Tuesday at noon, I'm happy to carry the Blazer's Edge name over the airwaves via radio, computer, phone on XRAY FM, 91.1 and 107.1 FM in Portland, Oregon. If you missed the show, just click here to play or download the MP3. This week, Evans Clinchy and I dove deeper into his article covering the teams chances of being a future contender as well as touching on Eric Griffith's article discussing...
Blazersedge May 24, 2016

Damian Lillard Reportedly Drawing Interest From Record Labels

Lillard is widely considered the best rapper in the NBA. According to TMZ, several major record labels are interested in signing Damian Lillard to a rap deal. The Trail Blazers point guard has independently released several tracks for free on his SoundCloud and YouTube account in the last year or so; most notably "Bigger Than Us" which aired on National Television and has nearly 750K plays to date. A deal would aid Lillard in monetization and distribution of future releases if he chose to go that route. Remember, as always, to consider the source and apportion grains/mountains of salt...
Blazersedge May 23, 2016

Lillard Releases New Single "Talk To Em" on Music Monday

With more time on his hands, Lillard has returned to the recording studio. Over at forwardcenter.net, Casey Holdahl announced that "Music Monday" is back again. For those not familiar with the practice, on Mondays in the offseason, Trail Blazers point guard and rapper Damian Lillard AKA "Dame Dolla" releases tracks that he's recorded. His latest release, "Talk to Em," is the sixth such Monday release. Give it a listen and find other tracks on Lillard's soundcloud account. This falls in line with #4barFriday, started during the 2013-14 season, where Lillard encouraged fellow rappers to...

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard starts offseason with new rap song, 'Talk to Em'

It's a Monday in the offseason, which means the return of Music Mondays for Trail Blazers point guard, and occasional rapper, Damian Lillard.
Blazersedge May 23, 2016

The Portland Trail Blazers Gave Away $13 Million in Cap Space Last Summer

The Portland Trail Blazers and President of Basketball Operations and GM Neil Olshey signed superstar point guard Damian Lillard to a max-level contract extension last summer. Here's how the Blazers could've saved $13 million in cap space this offseason by putting off the extension for a year. The Portland Trail Blazers will need to make some tough roster decisions this summer. President of Basketball Operations and GM Neil Olshey will go into the NBA's free agency period with about $3 or 4 million in salary cap space and will have to decide which players from the 2016 roster he wants to...
Blazersedge May 21, 2016

Will The Portland Trail Blazers' Culture Help Land Them a Free Agent?

James Holas of BBallBreakdown.com joins Chris and Brandon on the Blazer's Edge Weekend Podcast to talk about the Trail Blazers as a free agent destination, the upcoming draft, rumblings of Dwight Howard, what the Blazers might have to give up for a 2016 first-round pick, and more! Has Damian Lillard built a culture that can attract legit free agents? James Holas of BBallBreakdown.com (@SnottieDrippen) joins Chris and Brandon to talk about free agency, Dwight Howard, where Lillard fits in the upper echelon of NBA point guards, and a lot more. Huge props to James for sticking with us even...

Enes Kanter says Thunder deserve more credit

Last Friday, after his hometown Thunder secured a spot in the Western Conference Finals, the ESPN analyst proclaimed on Twitter that he wasn’t sure Oklahoma City could win “a single game” against the Warriors. Two weeks ago, after Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard went scoreless in the fourth quarter of Portland’s Game 2 loss, Bayless argued on “First Take” that Lillard wasn’t consistent enough to be considered an NBA star. Soon after, Lillard posted a picture of rapper Ice Cube to his Instagram with a pointed message: You’ve gotta learn that you ain’t gotta react to...

Neil Olshey on free agency: 'Players who have choices opt for playoff teams'

Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey says players who have choices usually "opt for playoff teams" with regards to free agency.

Watch: Neil Olshey says he wants Damian Lillard to be a part of free agency

Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey says that he wants Portland guard Damian Lillard to be a part of free agency.

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