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C.J. McCollum | Guard | #3

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Lehigh
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (10) / POR
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C.J. McCollum had one of his worst games of the season in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors, scoring six points on 2-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes.
He failed to score before halftime and didn't hit his first shot until the fourth quarter. It's a bitter ending to his season, especially since he became a star in real life and in fantasy with averages of 23.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 2.3 triples on 48.0 percent shooting. He was a top-30 player in standard fantasy leagues and the 25-year-old combo guard will look to take another step forward in 2017-18. Apr 25 - 1:11 AM

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C.J. McCollum scored a team-high 32 points during a 119-113 Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding six rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

Damian Lillard was right behind C.J. with 31 points in a tough loss. It looked like Dame and C.J. were going to lead the Blazers to a win with a 17-point lead in the second half, but a Warriors outburst in the third quarter was just too much to overcome. The Blazers will likely have more minutes from Jusuf Nurkic on Monday, but they're in what looks to be an insurmountable 0-3 hole. Hopefully, the Blazers can extend this series on Monday.
Apr 23 - 1:37 AM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) is listed as probable for Game 3 vs. Golden State on Saturday night.

McCollum tweaked his ankle is Game 1 but was listed as probable for Game 2 and was able to suit up. He is fully expected to log his typical 35-plus minutes on Saturday night. McCollum was on fire in Game 1, pouring in 41 points, but crashed back down to earth in Game 2, scoring just 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting. The Blazers need an efficient and effective McCollum to show up on Saturday if they are to have a shot at knocking off the Warriors.
Apr 22 - 9:26 AM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) struggled in 30 minutes on Wednesday, going 4-of-17 from the field for 11 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The postseason has been a tale of two games for McCollum, who was terrific in Game 1 but lousy in a lopsided defeat tonight. McCollum's ankle injury might have played a role but credit is also due to the Warriors' defense, and in particular Klay Thompson. McCollum gets two days to rest before Game 3 in Portland.
Apr 20 - 1:35 AM

C.J. McCollum (right ankle sprain) is being listed as probable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Wednesday.

It's unclear exactly when McCollum tweaked his ankle, but it didn't appear to be an issue at all during his 41-point explosion in Portland's Game 1 loss, and him being listed as probable further suggests that it will be a non-issue moving forward. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Apr 18 - 4:03 PM

C.J. McCollum scored a playoff career-high 41 points during Sunday's Game 1 loss, adding four 3-pointers, eight boards, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 41 minutes.

This was McCollum's second career 40-plus-point performance, and he became just the eighth Trail Blazer to score at least 40 points in a playoff game. McCollum also got his points very efficiently, going 16-of-28 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe for a sterling true shooting percentage of 66.9 to accompany his 34.4 usage rate. It'll be interesting to see what the Dubs try to do to slow him down during Game 2, because they had precisely zero answers in this one.
Apr 16 - 7:12 PM

C.J. McCollum will return to the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday.

McCollum sat out Portland's final two regular season games with a minor hand issue, but he was never expected to miss any postseason action. Joining McCollum in the starting five for today's matinee will be Damian Lillard, Evan Turner, Moe Harkless and Noah Vonleh.

C.J. McCollum (hand) will not play on Wednesday against the Pelicans.

This move is likely more about rest as McCollum tries to get his shooting hand in good shape for the postseason. With him out, Pat Connaughton figures to handle the starting SG duties and look to exceed his 15-point Monday. Expect Jake Layman to get plenty of shots after his 2-of-15 showing on Wednesday. Shabazz Napier will also be very busy.
Apr 12 - 2:47 PM

C.J. McCollum (right hand strain) will not play Monday vs. the Spurs.

He might be done for the rest of the regular season with Portland locked in as the No. 8 seed out West. The Blazers are currently listing Pat Connaughton as their starting two sans McCollum, but it'll likely be Evan Turner picking up most of McCollum and Allen Crabbe's (foot) minutes. It's not a great matchup, but with the amount of opportunity coming Turner's way, he could be someone to look to in daily leagues.

C.J. McCollum ended up with 25 points, six rebounds and an assist over 34 minutes in Tuesday's loss at Utah.

McCollum has been tremendously efficient all season, posting 22.3 or more points in each of his five months. He is averaging 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists through three games in April, so he is on track to finish the regular season strong for his extremely pleased fantasy owners.
Apr 5 - 1:05 AM

C.J. McCollum scored 29 points with five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

He loves the Suns with at least 20 points in each of his last five, averaging 27.3 per outing in the previous four. McCollum has sort of cooled off since the break and it may have been because of Jusuf Nurkic taking shots from him, but that'll change now. McCollum only had a 25.3 usage rate in March before this game, which is well short from his 28.0 before the break. McCollum should have plenty of great games on the horizon.
Apr 2 - 12:30 AM

C.J. McCollum hit just 4-of-15 shots and 2-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points, one rebound and three assists in 32 minutes of Thursday's big 117-107 win over the Rockets.

McCollum got a face full of Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon tonight, and just never got on track. Luckily for the Blazers, Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic and Moe Harkless all came through with huge stat lines, while Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe both played well off the bench. McCollum should bounce back against the Suns on Saturday.
Mar 31 - 1:28 AM

C.J. McCollum went off for 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's crucial win over the Nuggets.

Portland has now won a season-high tying four straight games and improved to 12-3 in March which ties them with San Antonio for the league's best record in that span. As for McCollum, this was the second- highest scoring game of his career and he finished four points shy of his career-high (43). He hit all six of his free throws with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three triples in 40 minutes, and with the Blazers holding a 1.0 game advantage over Denver for the No. 8 seed, McCollum should be an elite option the rest of the way.
Mar 29 - 12:45 AM

C.J. McCollum shot just 5-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing with 13 points, one 3-pointer, three assists, one rebound, one steal and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

Portland has won three straight games and they're tied with Denver for the No. 8 seed. McCollum's struggles tonight didn't really matter because Portland had this game in hand early, and he could have played more minutes if it weren't a blowout. Expect a more robust line in a critical home game vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Mar 27 - 12:23 AM

C.J. McCollum made scoring 32 points look easy during a 112-100 win over the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-13 from the field and all six free throws with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

Not bad on efficiency with a 102.3 true shooting percentage. Damian Lillard said McCollum is the best midrange player in the league, but McCollum said on the Blazers broadcast that he's the best "in the world." He may be right with C.J. way above league average in non-restricted paint scoring, midrange and on 3-pointers. For a guy who gets 48.3 percent of his shots on pull-ups, McCollum is vastly underrated as an elite scorer in the NBA. His fantasy owners certainly don't underrate him thanks to his top-20 value in standard leagues this season.
Mar 26 - 1:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Noah Vonleh
2Al-Farouq Aminu
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Meyers Leonard
3Ed Davis
4Festus Ezeli