|July 2 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST1:19 UAE (+1)23:1917:19 ET4:19 PM CT20:19 - A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Damian Lillard has agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers on a five-year extension worth more than $120 million. The two sides finished the negotiations on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
Analysis: Lillard has made two All-Star teams in his first three seasons in the league. He won the rookie of the year award in 2012. He averaged 21.0 points and 6.2 assists for the Blazers last season. The deal cannot be signed until July 9, per league rules.
|May 1 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST0:44 UAE (+1)22:4416:44 ET3:44 PM CT19:44 - Lillard received his degree from Weber State on Friday morning, three years after entering the NBA.
Analysis: The two-time All-Star had promised his mother, Gina Johnson, he would complete his degree when he turned pro. Johnson and about nine other family members and friends were in the stands at Dee Events Center for the ceremony. Lillard started the proceedings with one of two speeches from graduating students. He earned a professional sales degree from the College of Applied Science & Technology and capped the event as the last student to walk and receive his degree.
|Apr. 7 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE07:191:19 ET12:19 AM CT4:19 - Lillard finished with 36 points and hit six 3-pointers in a loss at Brooklyn on Monday.
Analysis: Lillard stepped up with other starters getting rest. He had been averaging 15.8 points over his previous six games.
|Mar. 25 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST8:54 UAE05:540:54 ET10:54 PM CT3:54 - Lillard scored 29 points in the Trail Blazers' 122-108 loss to Golden State on Tuesday.
Analysis: Lillard's performance came three days after he had 27 points in a loss at Memphis. He averages 21.4 on the season.
|Mar. 14 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET4:44 GMT12:44 9:44 PM MST11:44 PM EST8:44 UAE05:440:44 ET10:44 PM CT3:44 - Lillard had 28 points in Friday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Lillard has had some inconsistent performances lately, but he's still averaging 21.9 points on a pretty typical 44.0 percent shooting over his last seven games.
|Mar. 5 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET5:50 GMT13:50 10:50 PM MST12:50 AM EST9:50 UAE06:500:50 ET11:50 PM CT4:50 - Lillard turned in his worst performance of the season Wednesday, missing 12 of 13 field goals while finishing with five points in a 98-93 overtime win against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Analysis: Lillard added a career-high 18 rebounds, but he'll be looking to find a shooting rhythm soon. He totaled 60 points over the previous two games.
|Mar. 2 11:07 PM PT12:07 AM MT1:07 AM CT2:07 AM ET7:07 GMT15:07 12:07 AM MST2:07 AM EST11:07 UAE08:072:07 ET1:07 AM CT6:07 - Lillard scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter in Portland's 110-99 win over Sacramento on Sunday.
Analysis: Lillard has a combined 60 points in his past two games after totaling 70 in his prior four.
|Feb. 28 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST9:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CT4:45 - Lillard scored 29 points Friday.
Analysis: Lillard hadn't topped 20 in his four previous games so this time, fantasy owners got they money's worth.
|Feb. 21 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST9:57 UAE06:570:57 ET11:57 PM CT3:57 - Lillard scored 19 but committed five turnovers Thursday at Utah.
Analysis: Considering Portland's season-low 76 points, owners have to be pleased that Lillard was able to score 19.
|Feb. 12 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CT3:20 - It was an early night for Lillard, who finished with 15 points and eight assists before sitting out the entire fourth quarter in Wednesday's 102-86 rout of the Lakers.
Analysis: While Lillard continues to post solid fantasy numbers, he hasn't been able to get it together from outside of late. The All-Star guard has gone a horrendous 7 of 48 from beyond the arc over the last seven games.
|Feb. 8 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET21:16 GMT5:16 2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST1:16 UAE (+1)22:1616:16 ET3:16 PM CT19:16 - Lillard has been added to the All-Star team in place of Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who needs surgery for a staph infection in his right elbow.
Analysis: Lillard is averaging a career-high 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.49 steals this season. He is also averaging 6.3 assists. It is the second All-Star nod for Lillard, who also played in the game last season, his second in the league. He joins teammate LaMarcus Aldridge on the roster.
|Feb. 8 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CT1:42 - Lillard scored 23 points Sunday.
Analysis: Lillard did disappoint his fantasy owners a bit with five assists though passing the ball isn't really why the Blazers pay him the big bucks. He's a pure scorer and could end up averaging over 20 points in his career at his current pace, which would be astounding.
|Feb. 4 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST9:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CT3:10 - Lillard led the way with 25 points in Tuesday's 103-102 win over Utah.
Analysis: Lillard finished 10 of 17 from the floor after shooting 31.1 percent over the previous eight games. However, he missed all six 3-point attempts and is now 16 for his last 75 (21.3 percent) from beyond the arc.
|Jan. 31 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE05:2523:25 ET10:25 PM CT2:25 - Lillard had another rough shooting night in Saturday's loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Lillard finished with 19 points on 6 of 19 from the floor, including 1 of 10 from 3-point range. He's shooting a horrendous 31.1 percent over the last eight games.
|Jan. 25 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST9:40 UAE06:400:40 ET11:40 PM CT3:40 - Lillard scored 20 on 5-of-13 shooting with seven assists in Saturday's win over Washington.
Analysis: Lillard has scored 20-plus in six straight, his longest such streak of the season, though he's shooting 33.0 percent in his last five while going 11 of 40 from 3-point range.
|Jan. 20 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST21:02 UAE18:0212:02 ET11:02 AM CT15:02 - Lillard scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:20 remaining, and Portland ended a three-game losing streak Monday night with a 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Analysis: Lillard had six points during the final 80 seconds and helped rally the Trail Blazers (31-11) from an 11-point, second-half deficit.
|Jan. 12 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Lillard's phenomenal season continued Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: Lillard scored 34 points - 17 in the fourth quarter - to clinch Portland's fourth consecutive win. He is averaging a career-best 22.2 points this season.
|Dec. 26 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST8:57 UAE05:5723:57 ET10:57 PM CT2:57 - Lillard remained hot with 28 points and nine assists in Friday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Lillard is averaging 29.2 points on 51.3 percent shooting, including 22 of 47 from 3-point range, in his last six games.
|Dec. 24 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT3:56 - Lillard had 40 points and 11 assists in Tuesday's win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Over the last eight games, he's averaging 27.9 points and shooting 49.0 percent.
|Dec. 20 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Lillard scored a season-high 43 points in Portland's triple-overtime win over San Antonio.
Analysis: He also added six assists and two steals to the win. Lillard has averaged 21.6 points per game this season.
|Dec. 13 10:15 PM PT11:15 PM MT12:15 AM CT1:15 AM ET6:15 GMT14:15 11:15 PM MST1:15 AM EST10:15 UAE07:151:15 ET12:15 AM CT4:15 - Lillard had a season-high 35 points in the Trail Blazers' 115-106 loss at Chicago on Friday.
Analysis: Lillard is averaging 20.4 points on the season.
|Dec. 5 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST9:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CT3:15 - Lillard led all scorers with 23 points for the Blazers on Thursday.
Analysis: Lillard failed to score 20 in four of his previous six games so he needs to step up for fantasy owners counting on him to provide more.
|Nov. 27 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Lillard scored 22 points and was 4 of 8 from 3-point range in Wednesday's win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Lillard, who is shooting a career-best 46.0 percent from deep, has been even better on the road where he's hit 50.0 percent of his 3-pointers.
|Nov. 24 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST9:34 UAE06:340:34 ET11:34 PM CT3:34 - Lillard had a tough shooting night, going 4 of 14 for 12 points in Sunday's win at Boston, though he recorded a career-high nine rebounds.
Analysis: Lillard has been one of the league's better rebounding point guards with 5.5 rebounds per game. It's not what you're relying on him for as a fantasy owner, but it gives him a little extra value compared to other comparable players.
|Nov. 22 10:12 PM PT11:12 PM MT12:12 AM CT1:12 AM ET6:12 GMT14:12 11:12 PM MST1:12 AM EST10:12 UAE07:121:12 ET12:12 AM CT4:12 - Lillard had 21 points and nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead and beat the Chicago Bulls 105-87 on Friday night.
Analysis: Chicago's ineptitude caused Lillard to sit out the final period, hurting his fantasy owners. Blowout games are commonplace in the NBA and tough to negotiate so fantasy owners shouldn't get too dejected.
|Nov. 18 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE06:260:26 ET11:26 PM CT3:26 - Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
Analysis: Lillard is a fantasy stud averaging 27.0 points on 53.6 percent shooting in his last four. That is sensational.
|Nov. 16 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Lillard had 28 points and 10 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 97-87 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Lillard dominated the overrated Deron Williams and is averaging 28.0 points in his last three games.
|Nov. 13 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Lillard had 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting and a season-high nine assists as the Portland Trail Blazers used a big first half to rout the Denver Nuggets 130-113 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lillard, averaging 19.8 points, had a season-high 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting in a win over Charlotte on Tuesday. He's gone 10 of 14 from 3-point range in the last two games.
|Nov. 12 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST10:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Lillard had a season-high 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting and seven assists in a 102-100 win over Charlotte on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Lillard also matched a season high with five 3-pointers. He was averaging 17.4 points in his first seven games while shooting 40.0 percent.
|Nov. 5 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CT3:43 - Lillard had 27 points and seven assists in Tuesday's 101-82 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Lillard finally got it going after averaging 13.7 points on 26.8 percent shooting in the first three games. He went 5 of 10 from 3-point range and made all 10 free throws.
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