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Blazers G Damian Lillard (Foot) To Make Rose Garden Debut On Friday Vs. Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard is dealing with a bruised left foot that has caused him to miss time.

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Damian Lillard To Make Rose Garden Debut Friday

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian (here) and Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com (here) report from Portland Trail Blazers shootaround that rookie guard Damian Lillard will make his Rose Garden debut during a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Jay Allen of 750 AM The Game reports on Twitter that Lillard fully participated in Friday's shootaround after missing practice on Thursday.

Lillard did not play in Portland's preseason home opener against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night with a bruised left foot.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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Lillard (Foot) Missed Practice; Could Sit Friday

Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports on Twitter that Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard did not practice on Thursday and is a gametime decision for Friday night's preseason game against the Golden State Warriors at the Rose Garden.

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter...

Damian Lillard said he has lobbied to play, but Coach Stotts and team trainers have made him go through extra therapy on bruised foot.

Lillard did not play during Wednesday's preseason home opener against the Denver Nuggets. It was originally expected that he would participate in practice on Thursday.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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