August 5, 2020, 12:10 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard had another solid game on Tuesday, posting 21 points (6-for-19 FG), nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.
This was good but not great from Lillard, though his complementary stats salvaged what could've ended up as a very disappointing game. There's never any reason to doubt Dame but it's still nice seeing that he can deliver value in other ways even when the shots aren't falling. CJ McCollum was similarly solid with 20 points, seven rebounds, five dimes and two threes.
July 31, 2020, 8:44 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum was a machine in Friday's OT win over the Grizzlies, leading the Blazers with 33 points on 14-of-21 shooting, adding three rebounds, six assists, three treys and two steals.
McCollum could not be contained by the Grizzlies' defense tonight and it's not a stretch to expect more games like this from him moving forward. He's going to flirt with top-25, top-30 value for the seeding games at this rate.
July 28, 2020, 4:58 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum will join Damian Lillard on the sidelines for Tuesday's scrimmage against the Thunder according to Terry Stotts.
This is merely a case of rest for McCollum who will be cheering on from the sidelines. He has looked on point so far and there is no reason to think he won't be a top-40 player when the season proper returns later this week.
Source: Jay Allen on Twitter
July 28, 2020, 4:26 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (foot) will sit out Tuesday's scrimmage against the Thunder according to Blazers head coach Terry Stotts.
Along with CJ McCollum, Lillard will miss the final scrimmage for the Blazers. He has been battling a foot concern although there has been no indication the injury is all too serious. Lillard has been a fantasy stud all season and there is no reason to think that changes heading into the resumption period.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
July 26, 2020, 8:34 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum did not miss a beat in the Blazers-Raptors scrimmage on Sunday, logging 24 minutes and producing 21 points (7-of-12 FG), three 3-pointers, five assists, two rebounds and two steals.
Damian Lillard did not take part in this contest, and McCollum was the lead man as a result for the Blazers. McCollum is always going to produce as a scorer, and he will be a reliable mid-round value as the Blazers push for the last playoff spot when play resumes in the bubble.
July 18, 2020, 1:44 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum turned in top-60/65 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats while ranking fifth in the league with 36.0 minutes per game.
McCollum had a typical season stat-wise as both he and Damian Lillard saw heavy minutes as the Blazers struggled to replace the offseason losses of Evan Turner and Seth Curry. McCollum did average a carer-high 2.8 triples per game and really turned it on over his last 10 with 28.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 3.4 triples and a 48.2 field goal percentage. Unless there is a dramatic roster shift in Portland this offseason, expect him to continue putting up 5th-7th round value next season.
May 8, 2020, 8:53 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Blazers star C.J. McCollum is among those who are skeptical of the league's decision to allow teams to reopen facilities in places (states) where it has been deemed ok to do so, with Portland evidently being one of the cities. The Blazers were able to open their facility on Friday.
Some would say McCollum is correct in his assessment that it's very important to exercise caution with the coronavirus situation. “I get the measures [the league is] taking," McCollum said. "Is it really worth it? It’s either safe or it’s not.” He has a point but, nevertheless, the Cavs and Nuggets, along with the Blazers, were able to open up their facilities today for voluntary workouts. The head coaches are not allowed to be present while players are in the gym.
Source: Chris Haynes on Yahoo Sports
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.