Lillard (abdomen) is set to miss the remainder of the season, a source tells Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Lillard hasn't played since New Year's Eve, and updates on his status have been scarce in recent weeks, so the writing was very much on the wall prior to Charania's confirmation. Charania notes that Lillard is making "tremendous progress and has looked strong in workouts," but with the Blazers looking to develop young talent -- and improve their draft position -- there's no reason to push the veteran back into action. All indications are that Lillard, who will turn 32 in mid-July, will be back at full strength to begin the 2022-23 campaign.

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