Damian Lillard's five-year extension with Trail Blazers worth $125 million-plus

<p><br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Marc+J.+Spears/SIG=13phqptq8/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/damian-lillard-s-five-year-extension-with-blazers-worth--125-million-plus-224845895.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/portland-trail-blazers-v-washington-20150317-014950-533.jpg"  width="3000" height="2000"  alt="WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on during the closing moments of their 105-97 loss to the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on March 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Damian Lillard says he's thankful for the lucrative deal he agreed to with the Trail Blazers.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Klay Thompson must complete concussion protocol to be cleared for NBA Finals</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Marc+J.+Spears/SIG=13sficunr/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/klay-thompson-must-complete-concussion-protocol-to-be-cleared-for-nba-finals-064748469.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505272237814749102"  width="1704" height="1136"  alt="OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors is injured in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Klay Thompson experienced concussion-like symptoms after being kneed in the head by Trevor Ariza.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Sources: Kings show strong interest in Rajon Rondo</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Marc+J.+Spears/SIG=132m4vrok/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--kings-show-strong-interest-in-rajon-rondo-063359245.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/chicago-bulls-v-dallas-mavericks-20150124-035141-485.jpg"  width="3000" height="1926"  alt="DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 23:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Center on January 23, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Rajon Rondo has spoken with Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins about the possibility of playing for the Kings.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Warriors overcome NBA Finals jitters and LeBron James to win Game 1</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Marc+J.+Spears/SIG=13j9ftr96/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/warriors-overcome-nba-finals-jitters-and-lebron-james-to-win-game-1-070728158.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201506042302829340476"  width="2898" height="1908"  alt="OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors react in overtime against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Not a single Warriors player had previously played in the Finals. It showed for a while until they overtook the Cavs for good in overtime.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>How off was Stephen Curry? He fired an airball, committed a turnover in final seconds of overtime</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Marc+J.+Spears/SIG=14h9642s9/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/how-off-was-stephen-curry--he-fired-an-airball--committed-a-turnover-in-final-seconds-of-overtime-064719161.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201506072156789791307"  width="1632" height="1114"  alt="OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 07: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after scoring to tie the game in the final seocnds of the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Two of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 7, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The MVP knew something was amiss. "Shots I normally make I knew as soon as they left my hand that they were off," Curry explained.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>How Cameron Payne went from little-known college recruit to potential NBA lottery pick</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Marc+J.+Spears/SIG=146426n52/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/how-cameron-payne-went-from-little-known-college-recruit-to-potential-nba-lottery-pick-221737745.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201503071935705027055"  width="1880" height="1424"  alt="Murray State guard Cameron Payne (1) drives against Belmont guard Reece Chamberlain (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The Murray State guard could follow in the footsteps of Damian Lillard and Stephen Curry as the next mid-major guard to make an impact in the NBA.</p><br clear="all" /></p>
Damian Lillard's five-year extension with Trail Blazers worth $125 million-plus Damian Lillard's five-year extension with Trail Blazers worth $125 million-plus Reviewed by Anonymous on 9:23:00 PM Rating: 5
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