Damian Lillard has played through multiple injuries for Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard has played through multiple injuries for Trail Blazers

[Damian] Lillard is giving his all to be available and to keep faint championship aspirations alive in Portland, all while fighting a number of injuries. The 30-year-old has battled a left ankle injury, tender ribs, a lower abdomen strain, and knee soreness from continual screen clashes, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Source: Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports

ANALYSIS: Lillard is averaging 35.8 minutes per game this season, and has averaged at least 35 minutes across every season since he entered the NBA. The superstar is averaging 28.2 points and 7.4 assists per game, but the Blazers still sit seventh in the Western Conference at 34-28.

Portland is 5-10 in the month of April. In this article, Haynes also suggests that Portland may fire head coach Terry Stotts due to their recent struggles.

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