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Damian Lillard’s shooting woes revisited: Shift in defensive pressure

It is beginning to feel like the “Damian Lillard is slumping” narrative has reached critical mass. Emerging as a plot line for NBA conversations in the weeks prior to the All-Star break, some analysts even questioned whether his shooting woes were significant enough to justifiably leave him off the All-Star roster. With the home stretch […] Damian Lillard’s shooting woes revisited: Shift in defensive pressure - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Feb 24, 2015

Damian Lillard mirrors Portland Trail Blazers slump

The Trail Blazers fell to the Grizzlies on Sunday as their mid-season slide continued. In their last 16 games, the Trail Blazers are 6-10, far from the blistering pace at which they started the season. While the whole team has been having problems, no player exemplifies this recent slump more than Damian Lillard. In these last […] Damian Lillard mirrors Portland Trail Blazers slump - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Feb 20, 2015

Blazers vs. Jazz Final Score: 92-76; Portland Goes Ice Cold in Utah

Damian Lillard had 19, but the Blazers shot poorly in the second half in a loss in Utah. LaMarcus Aldridge had 14, Damian Lillard had 19, but the Portland Trail Blazers suffered their largest loss of the season to the Utah Jazz, 92-76 Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena in Utah. The Blazers played short-handed Friday night, with new Blazers Aaron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee not suiting up after Thursday's blockbuster trade.  It did not seem to bother Aldridge or Lillard, who both had eight in the first period.  Portland made their intentions clear from the start, getting Utah center Rudy...
Rip City Project Feb 16, 2015

2015 NBA All-Star Game: Portland Trail Blazers round-up

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game has come and gone and the Portland Trail Blazers had a relatively strong showing. Here is quick look around the Portland news sphere to see what local writers have reported about the performances of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, who represented the Trail Blazers this year.   Mike Richman – The […] 2015 NBA All-Star Game: Portland Trail Blazers round-up - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Feb 15, 2015

Damian Lillard greets fans, displays NYC All-Star D Lillard 1

Damian Lillard greeted fans at The a Standard in a Brooklyn Foot Locker on Saturday afternoon. Fans had the opportunity to have their adidas merchandise signed and shake hands with the 2x NBA All-Star. Lillard even surprised one lucky Portland Trail Blazers fan with tickets to the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Lillard was not the […] Damian Lillard greets fans, displays NYC All-Star D Lillard 1 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Feb 14, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Podcast: All-Star Weekend Edition

In Episode 14 of the Blazer's Edge Podcast, host Chris Lucia brings on Blazer's Edge contributor Bryan Renzi to discuss Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge in the All-Star game, Wesley Matthews in the Three-point Shootout, how the young Blazers are playing, potential trades and more! Today we bring you a special All-Star Weekend edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast. I had Blazer's Edge contributor Bryan Renzi as guest, and we discussed LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard in the All-Star game, Wesley Matthews in the Three-point Shootout, how the young Blazers are playing, some trade talk...
Posting and Toasting Feb 14, 2015

P&T's All-Star Extravaganza: Six new events to improve a dull weekend

All-Star is hella lame. Let's improve it. All-Star Weekend is, like essentially everything else in life, a complete and utter waste of time. I'm supposed to spend my precious time watching one Plumlee dunk over another Plumlee, followed one night later by the likes of James Harden and Damian Lillard playing even less defense than usual? Please, I have better things to do.* This event should be special -- a time to shine the spotlight on MSG for something other than a Knicks pratfall -- but then you realize Charles Barkley will be prominently involved and there goes any chance for...
Rip City Project Feb 13, 2015

Damian Lillard raps his own verse over Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents”

Damian Lillard spent his first moments of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend with Oakland born rapper Sway Calloway on his weekday radio show Sway in the Morning. They were joined by co-hosts Heather B. Gardner (HB) and Tracy G. for a casual rhyme session. It was a warm environment that really heated up when Lillard […] Damian Lillard raps his own verse over Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Feb 13, 2015

How Close Is Damian Lillard To Becoming An MVP-Caliber Player?

Damian Lillard is now officially 2.5 years into his career, and he's come a long way. Has he reached the highest level just yet? And what does that mean, anyway? All right. This game is awfully gimmicky so I don't usually waste my time playing it, but this case warrants an exception. The comparison is pretty eye-opening.Go ahead, guess which two players' seasons are encapsulated by the stat lines below:Player A: 21.5 points per game, 6.3 assists per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 1.5 steals per game, 36.3 minutes per game. Shoots 50.4 percent from two and 33.9 percent from three; effective...

Watch: Wesley Matthews steals, Damian Lillard dunks

Matthews had a momentum-shifting play early in the third quarter, diving on the floor for a steal and kicking ahead to Lillard for the dunk.
Blazersedge Feb 12, 2015

Damian Lillard Discusses Role, Goals, Eventual Legacy

Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard is covered in an article in Slam Magazine. Slam Magazine's Abe Schwadron has a fine article that can be seen on SlamOnline.com about the Portland Trail Blazers favorite point guard Damian Lillard chronicling some of Damian's memorable moments as a Blazer and how he sees himself. Even with the larger-than-life posters of him palming a basketball draped on half the edifices within a few square miles, it's still hard to believe Lillard, in just his third NBA season, can already talk about his legacy in the League like this: "There are a lot of people that...
Rip City Project Feb 12, 2015

Damian Lillard: 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend redux

Damian Lillard is preparing to compete in the NBA All-Star Game for his second straight year—this time in New York City. Regardless of prior snub and present circumstance, it is an honor to compete in such an event. Let us not forget, though, how incredible Lillard’s inaugural All-Star Weekend in New Orleans was. As a […] Damian Lillard: 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend redux - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll Feb 12, 2015

Lakers Leave Early for Vacation, Lose to Portland 102-86

The Lakers always struggle in Portland, and head into the All Star break on a 6 game losing streak. The Lakers are always in for a struggle on their seemingly annual second night of a back to back in Portland, and tonight was no exception. While the Lakers were game to compete in the first half, Portland was able to blow the doors off the MODA center in the third quarter to cruise to victory. LA ended the first quarter trailing by 8, with Portland outshooting the purple and gold 50% to 39.1%, mostly behind Damian Lillard's 2-3 and Wesley Matthews' 3-4 starts. Ryan Kelly looked good early,...
Los Angeles Times Feb 11, 2015

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers lead Lakers, 54-46, at halftime

Trail Blazers 54 - Lakers 46 (halftime)

Damian Lillard visits Roosevelt High to talk Respect

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard kicked off the third year of the 'Respect' -- his anti-bullying campaign with a visit to Roosevelt High School.

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