CJ McCollum has not spoken with Zion Williamson since being traded to Pelicans

CJ deserves so much better. Apparently since his trade to the New Orleans Pelicans, the former Trail Blazer star guard has not directly spoken to Zion Williamson. When asked about it on TNT’s All-Star Saturday night about his communication with the oft injured Pelicans star, McCollum had this to say: “I haven’t had conversations with him directly. I’ve spoken with some people close to him and look forward to sitting down with him sooner than later. I know about as much as you do right now, but I’m gonna get…

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Trail Blazers and Pelicans agree on McCollum trade

The CJ McCollum trade that was reported on earlier Tuesday morning has been agreed on by the Trail Blazers New Orleans is receiving : CJ McCollum Larry Nance Jr Tony Snell Portland is receiving: Josh Hart Tomas Satoransky Nicke Alexander-Walker Didi Louzada Protected 2022 1st round pick Two future second round draft picks This brings the Lillard -McCollum backcourt era to an end. The winner of the 2015-15 Most Improved awards brings his career average of 19.0 ppg to a Pelicans team desperate to return to the playoffs ( and…

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CJ McCollum deal to Pelicans nearly done

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be the busiest team in the league as we head toward the NBA trade deadline. Having already traded wings Normal Powell and Robert Covington to the LA Clippers for questionable compensation ( Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future 2nd round draft pick ), the Blazers are still at work and it seems that CJ McCollum’s time in the Rose City may be coming to an end. According to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans are…

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CJ McCollum out for game against Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum will not be in the lineup tonight when the Blazers meet up with the Oklahoma City Thunder. NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson reports that it is a right ankle sprain that will keep him out of tonight’s contest. McCollum suffered the sprain in the Blazers’ 120-112 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Friday night. With McCollum and his 21.5 ppg absent, the Blazers will need even more contributions from Carmelo Anthony, but this presents an opportunity for young guys like Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little…

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November 21, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performers pt rb ast CJ McCollumPOR @ MIL 37 6 10   5-10 3-pt S. LabissièrePOR @ MIL 22 12 3   5 blk Eric BledsoeMIL vs. POR 30 4 6    G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. POR 24 19 15   Triple-double J.J. RedickNOP @ PHO 26 5 2   5-8 3-pt Kelly Oubre Jr.PHO vs. NOP 25 6 4    Brandon IngramNOP @ PHO 28 8 5   2 blk Jrue HolidayNOP @ PHO 23 4 9   3 stl Pat ConnaughtonMIL vs. POR 18 4 2    E’Twaun MooreNOP @ PHO 19 5 2…

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CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year, $100 million extension

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum agrees to a three-year, $100 million extension with the ballclub. McCollum’s agent , Excel Sports’ Sam Goldfeder told ESPN that the deal extends his current deal to five years and $157 million. With Damian Lillard inking a four-year, $196 million deal earlier this summer, the Blazers now have backcourt locked up into the mid 2020’s. McCollum played in 70 games last season and averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest and has increased that output in the playoffs over the last…

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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum amongst names for USA Basketball

From nbl.com.au : Team USA’s squad for the matches against Australia at Marvel Stadium in August continues to grow, with numerous All-Stars among the updated list of reported names to be added to the team. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, players expected to join USA’s training camp for the FIBA World Cup includes Bradley Beal, Eric Gordon, Kyle Kuzma, Damian Lillard, Brook Lopez, Kevin Love, CJ McCollum and Jayson Tatum. PJ Tucker and  Paul Millsap were also mentioned as possibilities to be included in the squad. USA’s two games against the Boomers will serve…

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May 12, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Big Performances from CJ McCollum and Kawhi Leonard, including a ridiculous game winner from Kawhi, powered their teams to victory and on to the conference finals. CJ McCollumPOR @ DEN 37 9 1 Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. PHI 41 8 3 3 stl Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 29 13 2 4 blk Serge IbakaTOR vs. PHI 17 8 3 J.J. RedickPHI @ TOR 17 4 3 Joel EmbiidPHI @ TOR 21 11 4 3 blk Evan TurnerPOR @ DEN 14 7 2 Ben SimmonsPHI @ TOR 13 8 5…

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