CJ McCollum

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  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (load management) will be held out of Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    McCollum got into two games before the end of the regular season after suffering a left knee injury late in the season, so while he might have a little more rust to shake off the rest day is more important. Seth Curry is looking like a great play tonight against one of his old teams.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum was still a bit rusty on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, shooting 5-for-13 including 1-for-6 from deep and missing his lone free throw attempt.

    McCollum scored 11 points in 29 minutes in this second game back from injury, adding one board, three dimes and one block. It's nice to see that he was able to increase his minutes, but keep an eye on his status for Wednesday as the Blazers could decide to rest him. The better shooting guard on Tuesday night ended up being Seth Curry, as he had 19 points, five threes and three steals in 27 minutes.

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum is expecting to play closer to 30 minutes against the Lakers on Tuesday.

    This is good news to hear for McCollum owners. The Lakers provide a ripe matchup for McCollum to continue shaking off the rust after returning to the court on Sunday. The expected minute dosage gives McCollum a solid floor.

    Source: Jaime Hudson on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    After missing almost a month of action due to left knee popliteus strain, C.J. McCollum was able to take to the court on Sunday and was a bit rusty as he put up nine points on 3-of-13 shooting.

    The rust was to be expected. It's a good thing McCollum chipped in other areas, adding six rebounds, six assists one triple and one steal to salvage his otherwise salty shooting night. He was at risk of missing the rest of the regular season, so that fact that he's back on the floor bodes well for his chances to play for the Blazers in the postseason.

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left knee) will start on Sunday against the Nuggets.

    McCollum will officially be returning before the regular season ends. He'll be a risky DFS play in his first game back.

    Source: Mike Singer on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left knee) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game against Denver.

    It was unclear if McCollum would return during the regular season, but it's good for Portland that he'll be able to get a few games in before the playoffs.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J McCollum (left knee) was seen getting some shots up Wednesday during pre-game shootaround in Portland.

    He's still likely a few games away from returning, but this is a good sign for his progression. Until then, Damian Lillard will continue to shoulder the load for the Blazers.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers are listing CJ McCollum (left knee popliteus strain) as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

    The Blazers are holding out hope that McCollum can return for the playoffs, but his status is still up in the air. Rodney Hood and Seth Curry will continue filling in until CJ Mac is able to return, while Damian Lillard continues his alpha ways. Both Hood and Curry have made for solid plays seeing roughly 26-27 minutes and 11 shots per game each over the past week.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum (knee) will not travel with the Blazers on their upcoming four-game road trip.

    This means the earliest he would return is Wednesday, April 3rd. However, there is still no timeline for McCollum, and remember that Damian Lillard said he's prepared to finish the regular season without him. In redraft leagues, McCollum is only worth holding if you have an IL slot for him and you're in a roto league (or a crazy head-to-head league that continues playing into April.).

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left knee popliteus strain) has been ruled out for Monday's game.

    It is unclear if McCollum will return for the regular season and it's looking less and less likely that he returns for the fantasy playoffs. We should get a more concrete update after shootaround on Monday.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    Speaking to reporters on Monday, Damian Lillard said that he wants for C.J. McCollum to be himself when he comes back and that he is prepared to finish the regular season without him.

    This is just speculation on Dame’s part but it gives us a good perspective about McCollum’s injury and how he really was able to dodge a bullet. Jack Layman started on Monday but he fell short of any meaningful production while Rodney Hood and Seth Curry were able to carry some of the offensive burden for the Blazers. With McCollum expected to be evaluated in about a week from now it’s really up in the air if he will be able to come back and help fantasy owners.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    An MRI on C.J. McCollum's left knee revealed a popliteus strain and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

    McCollum thankfully avoided a serious injury, but fantasy managers might have to consider cutting him loose if they don't have any IR spots available. Most leagues only have two weeks left, and McCollum is already guaranteed to miss at least half of that. Rodney Hood and Seth Curry will help pick up the slack in his absence. For the curious, the popliteus is the muscle that runs across the back of the knee joint.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left leg) is headed for an MRI on Sunday after X-rays came back negative on Saturday night.

    McCollum was in serious pain and needed to be helped off the floor by teammates. It'd be a devastating blow to the Blazers, and fantasy owners can only wait and hope for good news tomorrow. If McCollum has to miss any time, it'll result in more minutes for Seth Curry and Rodney Hood. In the locker room, McCollum said that it's his knee that doesn't feel right, not his foot or ankle.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum (lower left leg) will not return in Saturday's game against the Spurs.

    It looks like a serious leg injury and the last thing the Blazers can do right now is force McCollum to play. There's no timetable yet on how long this injury would take but let's hope he'll be ready for the playoffs.

  • CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum (left leg) heads to the locker room with his teammates assisting him after suffering a lower left leg injury.

    McCollum put up 10 points, five assists, three rebounds on 5-for-13 shooting before heading back to the lockers. It appears he may have suffered a serious injury after landing hard on a layup attempt. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the status of his leg.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter