Damien Lillard will miss three more matches due to injury
super point guard portland trail blazers, Damian LillardOn Wednesday, the team said he will be out for at least another week due to the lower abdominal tendinopathy that has plagued him all season.
Lillard will miss Portland’s next three games, at home against the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings, before being reassessed next week.
The 31-year-old Lillard averages 24 points and 7.3 assists in 29 games for Portland this season, who is currently tied with the San Antonio Spurs at 11th in the league. Western Conference with a record 14-22.
Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billeops told reporters on Tuesday that such a path with the Portland star might be possible.
“I think what we’re going to do is get together, get all our heads together soon, and then talk about some of these things,” Pelops said. “I think that’s probably the way we’d go if he didn’t get some kind of relief in there.”
Lillard did not play in Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks, where the reserve team played, Forever Simmons, scored 43 points. Lillard also missed five games earlier this season with the same injury, which has been a problem since pre-season.
Lillard’s average points per game is the lowest since the 2014-15 season, his third year in the league, while his career-worst payoff is 40.2% from the field and 32.4% from the triple range. The six-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA star is less than 500 points from breaking the Hall of Famer franchise record, Clyde Drexler.