The Blazers defied expectations all year long and now need to find some flexibility
October 12, 2019, 10:55 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum scored 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting adding three rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Suns.
McCollum not only played a team high 31 points for the Blazers but also put up 17 shots. Both he and teammate, Damian Lillard, played 30-plus minutes for the Blazers leading to a competitive game against the Suns. Even though he is a offensive focal point for the team McCollum offers very little beyond points and 3PTs for fantasy teams
October 10, 2019, 3:22 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (rest), C.J. McCollum (rest) and Hassan Whiteside (rest) are all sitting out Thursday's preseason game against Maccabi Haifa for rest purposes, while Pau Gasol (foot) is out as well.
Nothing to see here as the Blazers just elected to rest their critical players against an International team in an exhibition game. Draft each as you normally would.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
July 30, 2019, 2:07 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers and guard CJ McCollum have agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract extension, which extends his current deal to five years and $157 million.
The Blazers have now locked up both McCollum and Damian Lillard for the long haul. McCollum helped the Blazers reach the Western Conference FInals this past season and will look to help the team get there again. McCollum is a proven fantasy commodity, and it'll take an early mid-round pick to acquire his services next season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 20, 2019, 12:59 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum has withdrawn his name from the Team USA training camp and 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Following the trend, McCollumn is the fourth player to withdraw his name this week in order to focus on the upcoming season. The original 20 invites are now down to 16 with the final 12-man roster expected to be announced on August 17.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 5, 2019, 5:31 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
The backcourt of the Blazers, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, have been extended invitations to participate in Team USA training camp.
The Blazers have one of the most dynamic backcourts in the NBA. Both McCollum and Lillard have participated within the Team USA system for a long time but neither has ever made a final roster. This might be the year that one or both of the dynamic guards get the opportunity to represent their country. Regardless of the outcome, they should be very proud to have this opportunity.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 21, 2019, 12:00 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 26 points on 10-of-22 shooting with two rebounds, seven assists, a steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers in Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors.
McCollum has been the Blazers' most consistent threat on offense in this series, but he was unable to convert on some tough shots late in OT to keep the Blazers' season alive. He's improved upon last postseason, but this year ended the same as the Blazers were swept.
May 14, 2019, 11:46 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum shot 7-for-19 from the field for 17 points with three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in a team-high 38 minutes on Tuesday's Game 1 loss.
McCollum struggled to get much going contributing one 3-pointer and three turnovers. Both he and Damian Lillard went a combined 11-for-31 from the field, showing fatigue after a hard fought series against the Nuggets.
May 12, 2019, 6:32 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum must have made his mom proud on Mother's day Sunday as he powered the Blazers to a Game 7 victory with a game-high 37 points on 17-of-29 shooting.
McCollum only made 1-of-3 shots from downtown so his scoring came from mostly from aggression in the short-to-medium range. He also added nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block to complete his well-rounded performance. McCollum has mustered momentum at the perfect time in the postseason, something he will need as he's set to match up against Klay Thompson in the Western Conference playoffs.
May 10, 2019, 1:11 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum shot 12-for-24 from the field for 30 points with six boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in a team-high 42 minutes on Thursday to force a Game 7 against the Nuggets.
McCollum carried the Blazers with big shots all night. His 50% high-volume shooting kept a safe distance over the Nuggets. McCollum will have to play similarly if the Blazers want any shot at winning on the road in Denver for Game 7 on Sunday.
May 8, 2019, 1:17 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum was mostly ineffective in the Blazers' Game 5 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday as he shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 12 points, though he added four rebounds, three assists, one block and two threes in his 29 minutes.
McCollum was coming off of three straight impactful games in this series, but he couldn't get much going tonight, which was common among Blazers. The game was out of reach early, so he only played eight minutes in the second half. Look for a much better game on Thursday when the Blazers return to Portland with their backs against the wall.
May 5, 2019, 10:05 pmCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum put up a team-high 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting in 39 minutes of action in a Game 4 loss to the Nuggets on Sunday.
He added five rebounds, one assist, one steal and four triples to the box score. McCollum also led the Blazers in scoring in Game 3, so he has definitely stepped up in this series. He is averaging 26.5 points per game in the four games thus far, so it is nice to see him playing well on the game's biggest stage. The Blazers will look to gain an advantage in the series as they head to Denver for Game 5.
May 4, 2019, 3:46 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum was the man for the Blazers on Friday night as his 41 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four treys, four steals and one block led them to a 140-137 victory in 4OT.
McCollum matched his playoff career-highs in points and rebounds while setting new marks in minutes and steals. While Rodney Hood hit the eventual game winner, McCollum hit all the big shots along the way to fend off a very pesky Denver team and clinched the 2-1 series advantage ahead of Sunday's Game 4.
May 2, 2019, 12:09 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum put up 20 points with six rebounds and six assists on 8-of-20 shooting in a team-high 41 minutes as the Blazers beat the Nuggets 97-90 in Game 2 on Wednesday.
McCollum picked up some of the offensive slack since Damian Lillard was having an off night, but the Blazers defense won them this game more than anything. Lillard and McCollum held the Nuggets' starting backcourt to 27 points on 30 shot attempts. The Blazers are heading home for Game 3 with the series even at one game apiece.
April 30, 2019, 1:21 amCJ McCollumG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum had an off night in Monday's Game 1 with 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting to go with four rebounds, three assists, a block and two triples.
McCollum scored 10 points in the first quarter and was held scoreless in the second half until about halfway through the final period of action. He's going to have to do a lot more on the offensive end to help support Damian Lillard and the Blazers if they're are going to steal a game on the road in what looks like is going to be a high-scoring series.