Damian Lillard
PG POR
2 days ago

Lillard scored 21 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3PT, 5-6 FT) to go with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and six turnovers in 35 minutes during Sunday's 120-103 loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

In his third game back in the lineup, Lillard scored at least 20 points for the third straight game. However, while the guard was a solid 50.0 percent from the floor, his long range game has yet to return. In his last three games, Lillard is shooting 21.7 percent from beyond the arc on 7.6 shots per game. While he is shooting 34.7 percent from three on the season, he is taking 8.0 three-pointers per game on average, the second-highest rate of his career. As a result, he is shooting far from 37.0 percent mark he set last season. Still, Lillard is maintaining a 24.8 points per game average for the season.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
4 days ago

Lillard recorded 23 points (9-22 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight assists, three steals and two rebounds across 38 minutes in Friday's 119-113 loss to the Pelicans.

EDGE Analysis

The calf injury proved to have no lingering effects Friday as Lillard was able to play a team-high 38 minutes in a close contest. Although the three-point percentage was miserable, he still managed to post 22 points and limit his turnovers to just two, both of which bode well for him as he gets back into the flow of things after missing seven of the last 10 games.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
5 days ago

Lillard (calf) has been cleared to play Friday against New Orleans, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

The point guard has battled a calf injury off-and-on for the last few weeks, and he landed on the injury report for Friday's game on what looks to be a precautionary basis. Lillard played 32 minutes Wednesday against the Clippers and did not appear to be hampered, as he finished with 29 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Expect Lillard, who had missed a pair of games prior to Wednesday, to be available for his usual workload Friday.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
6 days ago

Lillard is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Pelicans with a right calf strain, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard's presence on the injury report for Friday is likely just precautionary, as the point guard scored 29 points in 32 minutes Wednesday against the Rockets despite dealing with the calf injury then too. Barring any setbacks during Friday morning's shootaround, Lillard should be good to go in New Orleans.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
6 days ago

Lillard scored 29 points (9-16 FG, 1-6 3PT, 10-12 FT) to go with five rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 121-112 loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Returning to the lineup after missing two games, Lillard (calf) responded by scoring a team-high 29 points Wednesday. Over his previous five games, which were interrupted by two separate inactive stints, the guard is averaging 20.4 points and 7.2 assists. There was very little rust in Lillard's game as he sank 9-of-16 shots, the only blemish being his 1-of-6 mark from beyond the arc. However, Lillard made up for it with a season-high 11 free throws to power his scoring efforts. Lillard will look to build upon his triumphant return when Portland takes on New Orleans on Friday.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
7 days ago

Lillard (calf) will play during Wednesday's contest against the Rockets, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports. According to Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest, coach Terry Stotts said Lillard will "probably" be on a minutes restriction.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard has missed the past two games while nursing a calf strain, which has prompted Shabazz Napier to draw two starts and see significant run. With Lillard's return, Napier will seemingly return to the bench and see a reduced role, though an exact minutes restriction for Lillard has yet to be disclosed.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
7 days ago

Lillard (calf) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Rockets, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard has missed two straight games with a strained right calf, which has prompted Shabazz Napier to draw two starts in his stead, averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. It seems Lillard's true availability might not be known until closer to tipoff, as the team ramps up their activity throughout the day. If he ends up being cleared, he could face a minutes restriction.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
7 days ago

Lillard relayed Tuesday that his strained right calf felt better, but he still considers himself "day-to-day" heading into Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard missed his second straight game Tuesday against the Thunder due to the calf issue and was sidelined for the seventh time in nine contests, with a right hamstring issue contributing to his previous five absences. The Trail Blazers aren't scheduled to hold a morning shootaround Wednesday ahead of the second game of a back-to-back set, so clarity on Lillard's status for Wednesday might not come until shortly before the 8 p.m. EST tip time. If Lillard is held out again, Shabazz Napier, who is averaging 18 points per game in the contests Lillard has missed, would pick up another start at point guard.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
1 week ago

Lillard (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder, Mike Richman of the Oregonian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lillard is stilling dealing with a strained right calf and is set to miss a second straight contest Tuesday. The fact that he's been ruled out a day in advance is a little concerning, though it's more likely the Trail Blazers are remaining as cautious as possible with their super star as the team heads into the first game of a back-to-back set. With Lillard set to be sidelined, look for Shabazz Napier to pick up a second straight start after posting a respectable 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals across 33 minutes Sunday.

Damian Lillard
PG POR
1 week ago

Lillard has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Spurs due to a right calf strain, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The calf strain injury first popped up prior to Friday's game against the Hawks, but Lillard was considered probable and ended up playing. Now, it looks like the injury could be a tad more serious than originally anticipated, and the Blazers will hold out their star point guard Sunday night. In Lillard's absence, look for Shabazz Napier to enter the starting lineup and see a big bump in minutes. Lillard's next chance to return will be Tuesday in Oklahoma City.