|Rights: Be A por GM||HT: 6-2|
|Jersey: 0||WT: 195|
|DOB: 7/15/1990||Age: 31|
|Sal: $43.75M||Inj: O - Abdomen - Out|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =21.38 PPG=23.97 APG=7.31 STPG=0.59|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Damian Lillard: Out Monday|
Lillard is out for Monday's contest against the Hawks and is managing his abdominal injury, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.
The Scoop: The All-Star guard has appeared in nine straight games for Portland, but will sit out the team's Monday night contest against the Hawks. Anfernee Simons figures to start in his absence while Dennis Smith is also a candidate to see more opportunities. After a slower start to the year, Lillard is starting to find his groove as of late, averaging 31.7 points per game over his last six appearances. Lillard's next chance to return comes Wednesday against the Heat.
Jan 3 1:10 ET