March 8, 2020, 12:38 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 19 points with four rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 123-111 loss to the Kings on Saturday.
McCollum attempted to carry the scoring load with Damian Lillard slumping (12 points on 4-of-15 shooting), but the Blazers still fell to the Kings. McCollum and Lillard will be locked and loaded for big minutes and heavy usage as the Blazers fight for the final playoff spot in the West.
March 7, 2020, 12:17 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 25 points (10-for-20 FG, 3-for-8 3PT) to go along with eight assists, three rebounds, three triples, one steal and one block across 39 minutes on Friday.
McCollum led the Blazers in scoring by one over Damian Lillard who finished with 24 points, six assists, three rebounds and three triples. Look for these two to get heavy minutes down the stretch as the Blazers fight for a playoff spot.
March 5, 2020, 12:46 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard did a bit of everything in his return to action on Wednesday night, picking up 22 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3PT), four rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.
Lillard picked up where he left off, putting up elite production as a top fantasy option. He's been a top-5 player over the last two months and didn't skip a beat in his first game back. Backcourt mate C.J. McCollum also had 22 points with six rebounds, five assists and block tonight.
March 2, 2020, 9:30 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum was on fire on Monday in Orlando, leading the Blazers to an easy 130-107 win over the Magic on Monday with 41 points (14-of-24 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), six 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 36 minutes.
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) is targeting a return from a six-game absence in the Blazers' next game, which is on Wednesday, so the party is likely over for those that roster McCollum. He's been on an incredible tear over that six-game stretch, easily putting up early-round value. It may lead his owners to dream of a Blazers' backcourt breakup, something Lillard fans wouldn't mind either. However, the pair is probably sticking together for quite a while.
February 29, 2020, 10:26 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 35 points on 14-of-26 shooting, adding five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples in 39 minutes on Saturday.
McCollum has shouldered the load for the Blazers with Damian Lillard sidelined. McCollum is averaging 31.8 points, 9.0 assists and 4.0 threes the past five games since Lillard has been out of the lineup. He's a top-40 player during that stretch and should continue this production until Lillard returns. He will settle into top-70 value once Lillard is healthy.
February 27, 2020, 10:55 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum's 28 points on 11-of-27 shooting and eight assists wasn't enough as the Blazers' rally came up short on Thursday night.
McCollum is the primary scorer for this team without Damian Lillard, and he's going to continue to shoot at high volume. We like the scoring numbers, assists and the three triples, but 27 shots is a few too many to be comfortable with. Hopefully Lillard returns soon to take some pressure off of McCollum in these upcoming must-win games.
February 26, 2020, 2:59 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will not travel with the Blazers to face the Pacers on Thursday.
This isn't a major surprise, as he was already expected to miss the next couple of games. However, he could rejoin the team later on the road trip. C.J. McCollum owners should have some big numbers on the way while Lillard is out.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:22 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum came up big again with Damian Lillard (right groin strain) sidelined, posting 28 points on 10-of-24 shooting with four rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes in a losing effort on Tuesday.
Aside from hitting just half of his six freebies and the lack of steals, this was a great fantasy performance from McCollum. He should have a few more games of increased activity while Lillard recovers.
February 24, 2020, 8:19 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
This will be game number three of Lillard's absence, which was expected. Thursday's game at Indianapolis will be his next chance to return. C.J. McCollum came up huge on Sunday in his place. Watch for young guards Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons to get a few extra minutes.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 11:32 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum set season-highs with 41 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists in a win over the Pistons on Sunday.
McCollum shot 15-of-30 from the field and knocked down six triples. McCollum actually set a career-high with 12 assists as he found ways to get his teammates involved in this one. His value gets boosted when Damian Lillard is out, but he remains a middle-round value for the remainder of the season.
February 22, 2020, 1:37 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum generated 27 points (10-for-22 shooting), 10 assists, six rebounds and three triples in Friday's 115-128 loss to the Pelicans.
This is as well-rounded a line as you'll see from McCollum who stands to benefit statistically while Damian Lillard misses time. He should have the ball in his hands more which will lead to more chances to set up his teammates. He could become a sell-high if things really start popping. Stay tuned.
February 13, 2020, 12:40 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum had a rough shooting night on Wednesday, shooting 9-of-25 from the field on his way to scoring 23 points with five assists and three triples in a 111-104 loss to the Grizzlies.
McCollum has shot below 45 percent in eight straight games and is shooting just .424 from the field over the past month. McCollum is outside the top-150 over the past month but should bounce back to top-80 value soon as he has a career .454 field goal percentage. McCollum is a buy-low target, especially with Damian Lillard (right groin soreness) scheduled for an MRI on Thursday.
February 11, 2020, 10:57 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum stayed hot from deep, sinking four 3-pointers as part of a 20-point, one-rebound, three-assist performance in 30 minutes in a loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday.
McCollum's threes are up but his free throw percentage is down (56.5 percent for the past month). Hopefully it's an aberration for the career 83.0 percent free throw shooter. Damian Lillard also scored 20 points tonight, adding five rebounds and six assists.
February 9, 2020, 11:38 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard put up 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting in a 115-109 win over the Heat on Sunday.
Lillard knocked down six triples and added four rebounds and eight assists to the box score. CJ McCollum added 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Lillard has a real shot to finish the season inside top-5 value, while McCollum remains a middle-round asset.
February 8, 2020, 1:27 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 27 points (10-for-23 shooting), five rebounds, five triples, three assists and a steal in 43 minutes in Friday's loss to the Jazz.
McCollum and Damina Lillard each logged big minutes in this one but couldn't come away with the win. Still, McCollum's role is secure as the second scorer on this team and his value will come and go with his efficiency.