The Blazers defied expectations all year long and now need to find some flexibility
November 5, 2019, 12:58 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum disappeared on Monday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting to go with one rebound, six assists and two 3-pointers.
McCollum should have done much better considering the Warriors gameplan was to send traps at Damian Lillard all night. He has to turn it around eventually, but tonight was the perfect opportunity for him to right the ship and it's not a great look to see him perform poorly.
November 3, 2019, 1:53 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum struggled on Saturday shooting 6-of-15 from the field for 16 points.
McCollum had his second straight game with poor shooting (7-of-22 for 22 points on Wednesday). McCollum should turn it around as he is a career 45 percent shooter. He will produce mid-round value this season with efficient scoring.
November 2, 2019, 10:17 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting, adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Saturday's win over the Magic.
Similar to CJ McCollum, fantasy managers expect Murray to score and very little else. Fortunately Murray has been shooting the ball fairly well this season and converts from the line at a nice pace. He will continue to score and provide a few other stats.
October 29, 2019, 1:13 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ. McCollum followed up Sunday's gem with 27 points (10-for-22 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, three triples and a block in 38 minutes is a close road loss to the Spurs on Monday.
McCollum's numbers at the end of a season end up nearly identical to those of other seasons (aside from the year his percentages went through the roof). But the ride to get to those numbers is certainly full of peaks and valleys. McCollum's already had a 12-point game and a 35-point game this season. As long as the situation in Portland stays the same, you can expect him to settle in right where he always does with that middle-round value.
October 27, 2019, 9:40 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum dropped 35 points on 13-of-26 shooting in a 121-119 win over the Mavs on Sunday.
He played a team-high 41 minutes and added six rebounds, four assists and two steals to the box score. He should have no issues being a middle-round guy this season as he is playing the same role as always. He was due for a bounce back game after his rough start to the season.
October 26, 2019, 1:26 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard led the way for the Blazers in Friday's 122-112 win over the Kings, netting 35 points as well as five rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.
Lillard went 12-of-20 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line to cap off an excellent night. Sacramento's perimeter defense wasn't there tonight and Portland's guard had no trouble getting buckets — C.J. McCollum chipped in 19 points while Anfernee Simons added 15 points and three triples.
October 24, 2019, 12:48 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 12 points on 5-of-18 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, two triples and a steal on Wednesday.
McCollum committed five turnovers and was just overall sloppy on offense tonight. His shooting was off so the line looked awful. There'll be plenty of nights like this, but there'll be plenty of hot nights as well. The Blazers also have Rodney Hood () and Kent Bazemore () for wing scoring, but the Blazers want and need McCollum to produce so there's no real worry here.
October 17, 2019, 3:25 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum (rest) will sit out of Thursday's preseason finale.
No need to think too hard about this one — both Dame and C.J. are good for the end of the first round and the middle rounds, respectively, as we get closer to opening night.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
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.