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Lillard Provides More Detail on Westbrook Exchange

Lillard Provides More Detail on Westbrook Exchange

Jason Quick of The Athletic talked with Lillard following a tense game. The Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder played a tense game Tuesday night that was highlighted by Russell Westbrook’s exchanges with several Blazer players, including Damian Lillard. Following the game, Jason Quick of The Athletic (subscription required) got the insight into what was actually said on the court: It heightened with 1:20 left, as Lillard shot free throws after Westbrook fouled him. “He said, ‘Shoot your free throws, the game is over anyways,”’ Lillard recalled. During the course of...
ClutchPoints Jan 21, 2019
Damian Lillard won’t point fingers, make demands of Blazers front office in hopes to win a ring

Damian Lillard won’t point fingers, make demands of Blazers front office in hopes to win a ring

While some stars have focused their future in lining up the next NBA superteam, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has vastly set himself apart from that club. Lillard is a franchise player, but not one willing to wear an extra hat as a front office executive, determining who to target in free agency and […] The post Damian Lillard won’t point fingers, make demands of Blazers front office in hopes to win a ring appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jan 21, 2019
Damian Lillard Mentioned as Potential All-Star Reserve

Damian Lillard Mentioned as Potential All-Star Reserve

Media All-Star ballots are due today. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor didn’t name Damian Lillard a starter, but likes him as a reserve. The NBA All-Star Game is less than a month away, and the current fan voting has received criticism for some...interesting selections. Derrick Rose leads James Harden in Western Conference backcourt voting. Dwyane Wade is second in Eastern Conference backcourt voting. Media voting was due today, and Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer published his list of starters. Though the media only votes for starters (coaches select the reserves), O’Connor listed...
Blazer's Edge Jan 22, 2019
Blazers Put Clamps on Jazz in Impressive Win

Blazers Put Clamps on Jazz in Impressive Win

Portland used a terrific second half to dispatch the red-hot Jazz 109-104, with Jusuf Nurkic leading the charge. The Portland Trail Blazers turned in a gritty performance in Monday night’s 109-104 comeback victory over the Utah Jazz, snapping the team’s six-game winning streak in the process. The win also enacts a measure of revenge for Portland—after getting shellacked by the Jazz in the teams’ prior two meetings this season, including a nationally televised drubbing on Christmas night. Damian Lillard was the high-man for Portland, finishing with 26 points, while Donovan Mitchell...
ClutchPoints Jan 22, 2019
Blazers star Damian Lillard prefers to roll the dice on ‘togetherness’ over talent

Blazers star Damian Lillard prefers to roll the dice on ‘togetherness’ over talent

Damian Lillard has long been vocal about his loyalty to the Portland Trail Blazers and has even expressed his desire to be a Blazer for life. In a recent interview with Jason Quick of The Athletic, Lillard spoke out on super teams and said that he’d rather be on a team built on continuity rather […] The post Blazers star Damian Lillard prefers to roll the dice on ‘togetherness’ over talent appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jan 22, 2019
Lowe Lists Lillard as All-Star Reserve Lock

Lowe Lists Lillard as All-Star Reserve Lock

The senior ESPN writer lists Lillard as a lock on a crowded West team. Damian Lillard’s season for the Portland Trail Blazers has been nothing short of stellar, making a strong case for another selection to the NBA All-Star Game. ESPN’s Zach Lowe has put together his All-Star teams, with Lillard listed as a reserve lock alongside LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns. While Lowe doesn’t offer any explanation for his selection of Lillard, the franchise star’s averages of 26.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game are a statement on their own. This...
ClutchPoints Jan 22, 2019
Blazers’ CJ McCollum says Bill Simmons tried to get him traded for 5 years

Blazers’ CJ McCollum says Bill Simmons tried to get him traded for 5 years

Every NBA season brings a trade rumor or two involving the Portland Trail Blazers’ high-powered duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. In the latter’s case, he’s often the one involved in potential musings, recalling a recent swap idea for Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. “What’s his name… Bill Simmons has been trying to get […] The post Blazers’ CJ McCollum says Bill Simmons tried to get him traded for 5 years appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 23, 2019
Video: Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard exchange words during Blazers-Thunder game

Video: Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard exchange words during Blazers-Thunder game

During Tuesday’s contest between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers, there were some words between Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard. Westbrook had just dunked on the entire team it seems, and coming back on the free throws the former MVP and Lillard seemed to exchange words. Both were very heated and within […] The post Video: Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard exchange words during Blazers-Thunder game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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