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Aug 28, 2014
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Damian Lillard will be brought back to team USA if another player drops out of the FIBA World Cup, according to Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet.
Rip City Project Aug 29, 2014

Damian Lillard first in line to rejoin Team USA

Chris Haynes of CSNNW reports that Damian Lillard is “the player on deck” to rejoin Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup should one of the 12 players on roster opt out or fall to injury. Lillard was cut from the team last week when the roster was finalized, but was in the conversation […] Damian Lillard first in line to rejoin Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Aug 28, 2014

Damian Lillard next in line for Team USA - Damian Lillard (G) Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard will be brought back to team USA if another player drops out of the FIBA World Cup, according to Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet.
Northwest Sports Beat Aug 27, 2014

Damian Lillard: Face of the NBA?

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox discusses the meteoric rise Damian Lillard has seen in the marketing world. The NBA star has become a hosuehold name thanks to features in commercials with Adidas, Madden 15, NBA Live 15, Foot Locker and Champ Sports. Lillard is even sharing the screen with greats such as John Wall, Karl Malone, Barry Sanders, Kevin Hart and Dave Franco.
Blazersedge Aug 27, 2014

Damian Lillard has arrived as an NBA superstar. What's next for the Portland Trail Blazers?

Portland point guard Damian Lillard is an All-Star, All-NBA Third-Teamer, commercial actor and video game cover star, among other prolific roles both on and off the court. How will Lillard's newfound star power affect the Blazers going forward? Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard's star power has skyrocketed since the 2012 NBA Draft, when Portland made him the No. 6 overall pick. Playing in Ogden, Utah at Weber State University from 2008 to 2012, Lillard's national exposure was fairly minimal, especially for an All-American who averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per...
Rip City Project Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard announced as NBA Live 2015 cover athlete

The NBA Live video game series has been going strong since 1995. Damian Lillard announced via Instagram today that he is the official cover athlete of the next installment, NBA Live 15. A fan of the series, this is a tremendous honor for Lillard, whose video announcement was accompanied by the written text: “So thankful […] Damian Lillard announced as NBA Live 2015 cover athlete - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard Announced as the Cover Athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 2015

Blazer fans will see a familiar face on the 2015 release of EA Sports NBA Live video game. Damian Lillard was announced as this year's cover athlete adding to his recent national exposure. Damian Lillard announced via his instagram account that he will be the cover athlete for EA Sports NBA Live 15. He writes: So thankful for being named the @EASportsInsider#NBALIVE15 cover athlete. I've been playing the game since the 16-bit days, so you know this is a dream come true! Hard work has led to so many great things for me and I'm not even close to satisfied. In conjunction, EA Sports...

Damian Lillard named EA Sports NBA Live 15 video game cover athlete

Watch the video announcement, which Lillard posted to his Instagram account on Monday morning.
Blazersedge Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard Cut from Team USA: The Fallout

A Blazers fan is pretty steams about Damian Lillard getting cut from Team USA. Another wants to recreate the promise of the Aldridge-Roy-Oden regime. We deal with both topics in the Blazersedge.com Mailbag! Monday Mail Call ahead! Dave, Just heard about Damian Lillard "not being selected for the final 12 man USA roster"... When is the nation going to start a revolt?No way is D-Rose or Kyrie a better "fit" for team USA. And I get the need for more big men but Mason [ed. Mason's middle name redacted here cuz I'm not sure it's the one his mama gave him] Plumlee!? Give me a...
Rip City Project Aug 23, 2014

In an alternate universe, Damian Lillard makes Team USA

On Saturday, Team USA was supposed to make the final roster cuts for the FIBA World Cup in Spain that begins at the end of the month. Instead, the cuts came Friday night after Team USA’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico. Unfortunately for Portland fans, or fortunately, depending on which way you look at it, Portland’s […] In an alternate universe, Damian Lillard makes Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Gordon Hayward, Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver cut from USA team

Gordon Hayward's World Cup hopes ended this weekend, when the Jazz forward was among the United States' final four roster cuts before the tournament begins in Spain next week.The 24-year-old Hayward went unused Friday night in an exhibition game against Puerto Rico before receiving the news. Also cut were Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, former Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver and former Weber State point guard Damian Lillard."This was without doubt the most difficult selection process we’v...

Kyrie Irving named to U.S. national team, will compete in FIBA World Cup

Kyrie Irving made the United States national team, as expected, and will travel to Spain to compete in the FIBA World Cup. Team USA announced the final roster in the early hours of Saturday morning. It included Irving and former Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose at point guard, but omitted another Rookie of the Year in Damian Lillard. Irving totaled 29 points and 15 assists in Team USA’s three exhibition games, including Friday’s 112-86 victory against Puerto Rico. The roster cuts of Lillard, Gordon Hayward, Chandler Parsons and Kyle Korver were announced hours later. USA Basketball...

Damian Lillard reacts to U.S. national team cut

"Throw more wood on the fire," Lillard tweets.
Blazersedge Aug 23, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard Cut from Team USA Roster

As Team USA prepares for competition, they finalized their 12 man roster Friday night. Friday evening, Team USA officially pared down their 16-man roster to the required 12, with four names removed: Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward, Chandler Parsons, and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard. Lillard had been listed on "the bubble" by most analysts for a while, and was expected to be cut as long as Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose was able to play. Damian told Marc J. Spears, "It's nothing I did or didn't do. No hard feelings. Wish them the best." USA Basketball released a statement confirming...
Rip City Project Aug 23, 2014

Damian Lillard cut from Team USA – Roster finalized

Damian Lillard will not be among the players to compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup for Team USA. He was cut along with Gordon Hayward, Chandler Parsons, and Kyle Korver. The finalized roster for USA Basketball is as follows: [G] Derrick Rose [G] Stephen Curry [G] Kyrie Irving [G] James Harden [G] DeMar DeRozan […] Damian Lillard cut from Team USA – Roster finalized - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Aug 23, 2014

What Would Damian Lillard Making Team USA Mean?

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard could find out he's made the national team for the FIBA Basketball World Cup today or he could be cut. What's at stake either way for Lillard and his fans? As we await news, whether Damian Lillard will survive or fall prey to the impending cut of Team USA's Basketball World Cup roster, let's ask the obvious question: What's at stake here? What would Lillard making (or not making) the national team mean? How big of a deal is this really? Prestige is commonly-cited argument for wanting Portland's prize point guard to make the national squad....

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