Damian Lillard ramps up his offseason boxing training

Jamie Hudson
·2 min read

Damian Lillard ramps up his offseason boxing training originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Whether it’s working on his biceps, triceps, legs or core, Damian Lillard has shown off his offseason training.

And it’s at a whole new level.

As Lillard continues to get in some boxing time as he ramps up his offseason training, he has also found time to connect with fans on his Instagram. 

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This week, the 30-year-old point guard shared some videos on his Instagram live. From the looks of it, Lillard could be coming back better than ever.

He showed off his jab steps and his set of pipes, singing along to some of the hype-music that was playing in the gym.  

The No. 6 pick in the 2012 draft left the NBA restart in Orlando to return to Portland for further examination of his injured right knee after sustaining a right lateral knee sprain in Game 4 of Portland's first-round playoff series against the Lakers on Aug. 24.

Lillard also injured his left index finger at the 1:44 mark of the third quarter when Lillard tried to poke the ball out from behind Anthony Davis in Game 2. Lillard dislocated his finger and the x-rays came back negative.

In a recent interview with NBC Sports Northwest’s Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes, Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey gave an update on Lillard’s health.

He’s recovered. His knee looks good. He still wears the finger splint when he works out right now, just to protect the finger.

Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey told our Dwight Jaynes

As Lillard gets set to enter his ninth year in the league, he’ll look to improve upon his career numbers from last year. During the 2019-20 season, the five-time All-Star averaged 30.0 points, 8.0 assists, and 4.3 rebounds.