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Damian Lillard

27-Year-Old        Portland Trail Blazers

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

26.9

REB

4.5

AST

6.6

STL

1.1

BLK

0.4

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Lillard signed a five-year, $140 million max contract extension prior to the 2016-17 campaign and while the extra security for his long term future was surely comforting, it didn't slow down his production on the court. He ended up putting together his best offensive perform...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195 lbs   DOB: 7/15/1990  College: Weber State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $120.5 million contract extension with the Trail Blazers in July of 2015.

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Lillard scored 20 points (5-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding three rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Thursday's 119-102 loss to the Pelicans in Game 3.

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Damian Lillard NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 21 POR 82 38.6 19.0 3.1 6.5 0.9 0.2 2.3 42.9 84.4 3.0 0.5 2.6 6.1 36.8 6.7 15.7 3.3 3.9
2013-14 22 POR 82 35.8 20.7 3.5 5.6 0.8 0.3 2.7 42.4 87.1 2.4 0.4 3.1 6.8 39.4 6.7 15.9 4.5 5.2
2014-15 23 POR 82 35.7 21.0 4.6 6.2 1.2 0.3 2.4 43.4 86.4 2.7 0.6 4.0 7.0 34.3 7.2 16.6 4.2 4.9
2015-16 24 POR 75 35.7 25.1 4.0 6.8 0.9 0.4 3.1 41.9 89.2 3.2 0.6 3.4 8.1 37.5 8.2 19.7 5.5 6.2
2016-17 25 POR 75 35.9 27.0 4.9 5.9 0.9 0.3 2.9 44.4 89.5 2.6 0.6 4.3 7.7 37.0 8.8 19.8 6.5 7.3
2017-18 26 POR 73 36.6 26.9 4.5 6.6 1.1 0.4 3.1 43.9 91.6 2.8 0.8 3.6 8.6 36.1 8.5 19.4 6.8 7.4
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Damian Lillard NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 39.0 18.3 4.3 4.3 1.0 0.0 2.7 32.7 91.7 5.0 1.0 3.3 8.3 32.0 6.0 18.3 3.7 4.0
Last 14 Days 6 38.2 24.8 3.5 5.2 0.8 0.0 3.3 40.3 85.3 4.2 1.0 2.5 9.5 35.1 8.3 20.7 4.8 5.7
Last 30 Days 12 37.8 26.1 4.6 6.5 1.3 0.1 2.8 40.6 92.8 2.6 1.5 3.1 9.3 30.4 8.4 20.8 6.4 6.9
Last 5 Games 5 38.8 23.2 3.6 5.2 1.0 0.0 2.8 38.2 82.8 3.6 0.8 2.8 9.0 31.1 7.8 20.4 4.8 5.8
Last 10 Games 10 37.7 26.3 4.5 6.5 1.3 0.1 2.9 41.3 91.2 2.7 1.1 3.4 9.4 30.9 8.6 20.8 6.2 6.8
Last 20 Games 20 36.9 27.0 4.3 6.4 1.1 0.2 3.3 40.6 92.5 2.4 1.3 3.0 9.5 34.4 8.2 20.1 7.5 8.1

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Damian Lillard
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 19 @NOP 119-102 35 20 3 2 0 0 8 5 14 7 8 3 9 0 3 1
Apr 17 NOP 102-111 40 17 3 4 1 0 7 7 18 2 2 1 7 2 1 2
Apr 14 NOP 95-97 42 18 7 7 2 0 0 6 23 2 2 4 9 1 6 2
Apr 11 UTA 102-93 37 36 1 10 1 0 0 13 25 6 6 4 10 0 1 0
Apr 9 @DEN 88-82 40 25 4 3 1 0 3 8 22 7 11 2 10 1 3 3
Apr 7 @SAS 116-105 35 33 3 5 0 0 7 11 22 5 5 6 12 2 1 0
Apr 5 @HOU 96-94 Did Not Play
Apr 3 @DAL 115-109 35 29 5 8 2 1 0 6 20 15 15 2 10 1 4 2
Apr 1 MEM 113-98 33 27 3 9 2 0 0 7 15 11 11 2 8 1 2 0
Mar 30 LAC 105-96 38 17 7 11 0 0 2 5 16 5 6 2 10 1 6 2
Mar 28 @MEM 108-103 Did Not Play
Mar 27 @NOP 103-107 42 41 9 6 4 0 0 18 33 2 2 3 9 2 7 3
Mar 25 @OKC 105-108 38 24 7 5 3 0 2 6 19 11 11 1 7 5 2 1
Mar 23 BOS 100-105 39 26 3 8 0 0 2 9 22 4 4 4 11 2 1 2
Mar 20 HOU 111-115 36 20 4 6 1 0 1 5 17 10 10 0 7 0 4 3
Mar 18 @LAC 109-122 31 23 0 2 1 0 1 6 13 9 9 2 6 0 0 0
Mar 17 DET 100-87 37 24 7 8 1 3 1 6 19 9 9 3 10 3 4 1
Mar 15 CLE 113-105 36 24 3 9 1 0 2 7 20 9 9 1 8 0 3 0
Mar 12 MIA 115-99 37 32 5 10 0 0 3 8 19 9 10 7 14 1 4 0
Mar 9 GSW 125-108 37 28 4 8 0 0 3 8 21 8 8 4 10 1 3 2
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Mar 6 NYK 111-87 31 37 2 1 2 0 2 10 18 9 11 8 11 1 1 1
Mar 5 @LAL 103-108 39 39 5 6 0 0 4 12 25 9 12 6 11 1 4 2
Mar 3 OKC 108-100 37 20 1 7 1 1 3 5 18 8 9 2 8 0 1 2
Mar 1 MIN 108-99 38 35 7 4 1 0 1 9 22 13 16 4 12 3 4 1
Feb 27 SAC 116-99 34 26 1 12 2 0 4 11 19 0 0 4 8 0 1 1
Feb 24 @PHO 104-106 39 40 10 5 1 0 4 13 27 11 15 3 11 2 8 2
Feb 23 @UTA 81-100 36 24 4 3 1 0 4 7 18 8 8 2 7 0 4 0
Feb 14 GSW 123-117 40 44 3 8 2 0 4 14 25 12 12 4 11 0 3 3
Feb 11 UTA 96-115 39 39 3 1 0 1 2 12 25 13 13 2 8 1 2 2
Feb 9 @SAC 100-118 29 50 1 6 3 0 2 16 26 10 10 8 13 0 1 2
Feb 8 CHA 109-103 42 18 4 8 1 0 4 6 22 3 3 3 11 0 4 2
Feb 5 @DET 111-91 38 20 5 5 2 1 5 8 17 3 3 1 5 1 4 2
Feb 4 @BOS 97-96 37 21 6 9 0 1 2 6 19 7 8 2 9 1 5 0
Feb 2 @TOR 130-105 37 32 3 10 0 1 2 11 18 7 8 3 7 0 3 1
Jan 31 CHI 124-108 30 13 4 7 0 1 2 5 9 2 2 1 5 1 3 2
Jan 30 @LAC 96-104 36 28 4 7 3 1 2 6 14 11 11 5 10 0 4 1
Jan 26 @DAL 93-107 36 29 3 3 0 0 4 9 18 8 11 3 8 0 3 2
Jan 24 MIN 123-114 32 31 4 6 0 0 0 9 17 7 7 6 11 1 3 2
Jan 22 @DEN 104-101 38 25 2 8 0 0 3 10 18 1 2 4 8 0 2 2
Jan 20 DAL 117-108 38 31 5 9 0 0 4 10 15 4 4 7 9 0 5 2
Jan 18 IND 100-86 40 26 5 8 0 1 3 8 21 8 8 2 8 1 4 0
Jan 16 PHO 118-111 36 31 5 7 1 0 1 11 19 5 5 4 8 0 5 1
Jan 14 @MIN 120-103 35 21 6 8 1 0 6 7 14 5 6 2 6 0 6 3
Jan 12 @NOP 119-113 38 23 2 8 3 0 2 9 22 3 4 2 11 1 1 3
Jan 10 @HOU 121-112 32 29 5 8 2 0 2 9 16 10 12 1 6 0 5 2
Jan 9 @OKC 106-117 Did Not Play
Jan 7 SAS 111-110 Did Not Play
Jan 5 ATL 110-89 29 14 4 6 2 1 4 6 15 0 0 2 6 0 4 2
Jan 2 @CLE 127-110 33 25 0 6 1 0 7 8 15 3 4 6 9 0 0 2
Jan 1 @CHI 120-124 Did Not Play
Dec 30 @ATL 104-89 Did Not Play
Dec 28 PHI 114-110 Did Not Play
Dec 23 @LAL 92-95 Did Not Play
Dec 22 DEN 85-102 Did Not Play
Dec 20 SAS 91-93 34 17 4 3 2 0 2 6 17 3 3 2 6 0 4 3
Dec 18 @MIN 108-107 37 17 8 13 0 1 6 7 18 1 1 2 7 0 8 2
Dec 16 @CHA 91-93 38 18 7 11 1 0 6 7 19 1 2 3 9 1 6 0
Dec 15 @ORL 88-95 36 21 2 4 2 1 4 7 16 4 4 3 6 1 1 3
Dec 13 @MIA 95-102 37 18 3 6 0 0 1 5 14 7 7 1 6 0 3 1
Dec 11 @GSW 111-104 42 39 4 2 2 0 0 12 28 10 11 5 13 0 4 5
Dec 9 HOU 117-124 38 35 4 6 1 0 5 11 23 4 4 9 16 0 4 3
Dec 5 WAS 92-106 43 30 8 9 0 0 4 10 23 7 7 3 9 1 7 2
Dec 2 NOP 116-123 40 29 5 8 1 0 1 11 25 3 3 4 11 1 4 1
Nov 30 MIL 91-103 40 18 7 7 0 0 5 7 16 2 3 2 7 2 5 1
Nov 27 @NYK 91-103 38 32 1 5 1 0 3 10 20 11 11 1 6 0 1 0
Nov 25 @WAS 105-108 41 29 6 6 0 1 5 9 17 9 10 2 8 0 6 2
Nov 24 @BKN 125-127 37 34 4 9 1 1 3 10 19 10 11 4 6 1 3 3
Nov 22 @PHI 101-81 37 30 3 2 1 1 3 11 27 2 3 6 13 0 3 0
Nov 20 @MEM 92-100 34 21 3 4 0 0 2 5 15 10 10 1 4 0 3 1
Nov 18 SAC 102-90 34 22 2 6 1 1 2 8 18 5 6 1 7 1 1 1
Nov 17 @SAC 86-82 37 29 1 4 1 1 1 9 24 6 6 5 14 0 1 0
Nov 15 ORL 99-94 37 26 11 7 0 0 2 9 21 3 4 5 10 1 10 1
Nov 13 DEN 99-82 34 15 5 7 4 0 4 4 14 5 5 2 8 1 4 1
Nov 10 BKN 97-101 36 19 9 6 0 0 2 7 16 4 5 1 5 2 7 1
Nov 7 MEM 97-98 34 12 5 6 1 0 5 4 16 4 4 0 5 1 4 2
Nov 5 OKC 103-99 37 36 5 13 0 1 2 10 18 15 15 1 5 1 4 2
Nov 2 LAL 113-110 39 32 6 5 0 0 2 8 18 14 14 2 6 2 4 2
Nov 1 @UTA 112-103 43 33 10 8 2 1 5 12 27 5 5 4 15 2 8 3
Oct 30 TOR 85-99 41 36 2 2 2 1 6 12 23 9 10 3 8 1 1 0
Oct 28 PHO 114-107 36 25 7 9 1 0 2 7 21 8 9 3 8 3 4 2
Oct 26 LAC 103-104 38 25 2 6 0 0 1 7 19 7 7 4 9 0 2 3
Oct 24 NOP 103-93 35 13 5 7 1 0 6 3 16 6 9 1 8 1 4 0
Oct 21 @MIL 113-110 34 26 5 4 4 0 6 6 15 11 12 3 6 2 3 5
Oct 20 @IND 96-114 33 18 7 7 1 1 0 7 17 4 4 0 3 0 7 2
Oct 18 @PHO 76-124 30 27 5 5 1 3 0 10 20 3 3 4 6 3 2 1
Damian Lillard Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Damian Lillard – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Point Guard

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2.  C.J. McCollum

3.  Shabazz Napier

4.  Evan Turner

5.  Wade Baldwin

Portland Trail Blazers

True Shooting Percentage

59.4%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Damian Lillard has a true shooting percentage of 59.4%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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Damian Lillard NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 21 POR 82 36.0 17.8 2.9 6.0 0.8 0.2 2.1 42.9 84.4 2.8 0.5 2.4 5.7 36.8 6.3 14.6 3.1 3.6
2013-14 22 POR 82 36.0 20.8 3.5 5.6 0.8 0.3 2.7 42.4 87.1 2.4 0.4 3.1 6.8 39.4 6.8 16.0 4.5 5.2
2014-15 23 POR 82 36.0 21.2 4.7 6.2 1.2 0.3 2.4 43.4 86.4 2.7 0.6 4.0 7.0 34.3 7.3 16.7 4.2 4.9
2015-16 24 POR 75 36.0 25.3 4.1 6.9 0.9 0.4 3.1 41.9 89.2 3.3 0.6 3.5 8.2 37.5 8.3 19.8 5.6 6.2
2016-17 25 POR 75 36.0 27.1 4.9 5.9 0.9 0.3 2.9 44.4 89.5 2.6 0.6 4.3 7.7 37.0 8.8 19.9 6.5 7.3
2017-18 26 POR 73 36.0 26.5 4.4 6.5 1.0 0.4 3.1 43.9 91.6 2.8 0.8 3.5 8.5 36.1 8.4 19.1 6.6 7.3
Rest Of Season Projections 27 POR 3 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Damian Lillard
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Damian Lillard NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 21 POR 82 3167 1562 257 531 74 19 185 42.9 84.4 243 42 215 503 36.8 553 1288 271 321
2013-14 22 POR 82 2937 1695 288 457 64 22 218 42.4 87.1 193 35 253 554 39.4 553 1304 371 426
2014-15 23 POR 82 2925 1720 378 507 97 21 196 43.4 86.4 222 49 329 572 34.3 590 1360 344 398
2015-16 24 POR 75 2677 1879 302 512 65 28 229 41.9 89.2 242 45 257 610 37.5 618 1474 414 464
2016-17 25 POR 75 2693 2024 368 440 68 20 214 44.4 89.5 197 46 322 579 37.0 661 1488 488 545
2017-18 26 POR 73 2670 1962 325 481 77 27 227 43.9 91.6 206 62 263 629 36.1 621 1415 493 538
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Damian Lillard NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2012-13 21 POR 82 38.6 54.6 50.1 24.1 11.0 2.2 17.3
2013-14 22 POR 82 35.8 56.8 50.8 21.3 9.0 2.4 18.6
2014-15 23 POR 82 35.7 56.0 50.6 22.4 9.8 2.3 20.5
2015-16 24 POR 75 35.7 56.0 49.7 21.1 10.0 2.1 21.8
2016-17 25 POR 75 35.9 58.6 51.6 18.6 8.3 2.2 24.5
2017-18 26 POR 73 36.6 59.4 51.9 20.6 8.8 2.3 25.0
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Damian Lillard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lillard accounted for 17 points (7-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 40 minutes during Portland's 111-102 loss to the Pelicans in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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Lillard netted 18 points (6-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added seven assists, seven rebounds and two steals across 42 minutes in Portland's 97-95 loss to the Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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Lillard contributed 36 points (13-25 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists, one rebound and one steal across 37 minutes in a 102-93 win over the Jazz on Wednesday.

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Lillard delivered 25 points (8-22 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 7-11 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 40 minutes in an 88-82 loss to the Nuggets on Monday.

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Lillard produced 33 points (11-22 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five assists and three rebounds in 35 minutes during Saturday's 116-105 loss to the Spurs.

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Lillard (ankle) has been cleared to play during Saturday's contest against Spurs, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

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Lillard (ankle) is listed as a game-time call for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs, Blazers sideline reporter Brooke Olzendam reports.

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Lillard (ankle) will play during Saturday's contest against the Spurs, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

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Lillard (ankle) will not play in Thursday's game against the Rockets, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

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Lillard tweaked his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks and isn't expected to play Thursday against the Rockets, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

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Lillard, who finished Tuesday's 109-115 loss to the Mavericks with 29 points (6-20 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 15-15 FT), five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block across 35 minutes, tweaked his left ankle during the fourth quarter, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

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Lillard finished with 27 points (7-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 11-11 FT), nine assists, three rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes during Sunday's 113-98 victory over Memphis.

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2016-17

The Blazers were expected to be in rebuilding mode in 2015-16 following LaMarcus Aldridge’s departure for the Spurs, but Lillard and to a lesser degree, backcourt mate C.J. McCollum, ensured that wouldn’t be the case, leading the Blazers to the fifth seed in the Western Conference. Without Aldridge around to share the load, Lillard’s usage rate climbed, and that translated to career-high averages in points (25.1 per game) and assists (6.8) along with a franchise-record 229 three-pointers. Had Lillard not suffered from a case of plantar fasciitis in his left foot in late December, which sidelined him for seven games -- the first time he’d missed any games in his four-year career -- his statistical output would have been even more impressive. Perhaps the only downside of Lillard settling in as the franchise player was his decline in shooting accuracy as the season wore on, as the 26-year-old finished with a career-low 41.9 percent mark from the field. The Blazers seem content to deal with some bad shooting nights every now and then from Lillard, who proved fully capable of taking games over when his shot was falling, turning in five 40-point outings across the regular season and playoffs. Even with the Blazers bolstering their roster by adding Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli in free agency and retaining Allen Crabbe, Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard, Lillard isn’t expected to sacrifice many shots during the 2016-17 season, so the team’s hopes will again largely rest on his shoulders. Lillard’s tremendous production in the points, assists and three-pointers categories combined with his historical reliability on the health front should make him a worthy target in the first two rounds of most fantasy leagues.

2015-16

Nary an NBA organization has endured a talent drain on the scale of the Blazers this offseason, as veteran presences LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio), Wesley Matthews (Dallas), Robin Lopez (New York), and Nicolas Batum (Charlotte) have taken their talents elsewhere, either via free agency or trade. With the preceding in tow last season, Lillard averaged 21.0 points (on 43 percent shooting), 6.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 three-pointers, and 1.2 steals in 36 minutes. Digging deeper, he offset a career-low 34-percent clip from three-point range with new-found finishing ability around the hoop, hitting 64 percent from within three feet, which helped the point guard maintain a true-shooting percentage within the norm established in his first two campaigns (56 percent overall). Becoming the focus of opposing defenses could curtail some of his efficiency, but coach Terry Stotts is apt to ride Lillard with no other established offensive force on the roster. Of utmost concern is how Lillard will mesh with upwards of 10 new teammates, most of whom boast one-dimensional games. If his scoring achieves new heights, as expected, a dip in his nightly assist offerings could very well be one of the side effects.

2014-15

Damian Lillard emerged as a bonafide star in his second season in the league, averaging 20.7 points (on 42-percent shooting), 5.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 36 minutes per game. Despite logging nearly three fewer minutes per game, the first-time All-Star increased his efficiency by improving his three-pointers made from 2.3 to 2.7, while still boosting his efficiency from beyond the arc (37 to 39 percent). Moreover, Lillard's decision-making improved in lockstep, as he posted a 2.33 AST/TO versus his rookie mark of 2.17. While it isn't necessarily reflected in his overall line, the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year leaves much to be desired on the defensive end of the court. In any case, his primary offseason aim, improving his conditioning, may actually be achieved by failing to land a roster spot on Team USA and avoiding the extra miles placed on a player in international play.

2013-14

Damian Lillard – from noted basketball power Weber State – took the NBA by storm in his first season, posting averages of 19.0 points, 6.5 assists and 3.1 boards while shooting over 42 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the free-throw line. That performance earned him much-deserved Rookie of the Year honors. What can we expect from Lillard in his sophomore campaign? The Blazers are hoping for even more – and less. As impressive as he was on the offensive end last season, the word "sieve" comes up entirely too often in assessments of his defense. You can expect that to be a big offseason priority – Portland even discussed having Lillard work out with Hall-of-Famer Gary Payton – and while steals aren't an ideal measure of a basketball player's defensive prowess, it seems fair to expect his average (0.9 steals last season) to increase. On the other hand, one of the reasons Lillard put up such impressive numbers was usage – he logged a staggering 389 mpg last season – second-most in the league. The Blazers would like to reduce his workload a bit this year, which is one reason they used the 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft on C.J. McCollum and added veteran guard Mo Williams in free agency. Ideally, the efficiency that comes from a year's experience in the league will offset any loss of playing time.

2012-13

Lillard was named the co-MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League after averaging an impressive 26.5 points (on 43.8 percent shooting), 5.3 dimes, and 4.0 rebounds in four contests. In the process, he dazzled the crowd with a smooth stroke from outside and an ability to finish at the rim through contact, while also excelling in the pick-and-roll. If he establishes instant chemistry with Aldridge the All-Star, Lillard’s ample minutes load and status as Portland’s unquestioned floor general could result in an interesting Rookie of the Year conversation.