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C.J. McCollum | Guard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Lehigh
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Trail Blazers' GM Neil Olshey said that he would like C.J. McCollum to become more comfortable playing the point guard position.
"[McCollum] being on the floor for backup two-guard minutes, it’s not good enough," said Olshey. "He’s going to have to work on his point guard game." If the Blazers don't add any more wings to the roster via free agency, McCollum could be looking at a much larger role for the 2015-16 season. He had a nice showing during the playoffs, averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.2 three-pointers per game during the Memphis series, but again, his value will be dependent upon what Portland adds (or doesn't add) to the roster during free agency. Jun 30 - 7:32 PM
Source: CSN NW

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General manager Neil Olshey said people are underestimating C.J. McCollum as a backup point guard.

With Steve Blake headed to the Nets, he's going to get around 10 minutes at point guard to go with around 22 minutes on the wing. McCollum was phenomenal against the Grizzlies in the playoffs, averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.2 treys. He'll be on our list of breakout players for next season.
Jun 26 - 1:19 AM

C.J. McCollum wants to add strength, increase reaction to pick-and-rolls and improve his mid-range game this offseason.

With Wesley Matthews (Achilles, free agency) facing an uncertain future in Portland and Nicolas Batum a possible trade candidate, McCollum is a very important part of Portland's uncertain future. If he can avoid the injury bug, McCollum has a chance to be a very intriguing player who will be undervalued in fantasy drafts heading into next season. Over the final eight games of the regular season, McCollum averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.4 triples on 53.2 percent shooting.
Source: CSNNW
Jun 1 - 10:28 AM

C.J. McCollum said he's going to practice with Portland's Summer League team, but is unlikely to play in any games.

McCollum is fresh off a strong finish to the 2014-15 season and will look to use Summer League practices as a way to continue that momentum. He averaged 15.6 points, 1.3 steals, and 1.4 three-pointers during the month of April and could find himself with a much larger role of Wesley Matthews and/or Arron Afflalo leave the Trail Blazers. If that ends up being the case, McCollum could end up being a late-round steal in fantasy drafts.
May 19 - 1:51 PM

C.J. McCollum said that his performance during Games 3, 4, and 5 of the playoffs was "big" for him, as well as for the coaching staff to see his development.

"You kind of leave your stamp on how you perform," said McCollum of his playoff performance. "It was big for me, but big for our coaching staff to see how we develop." McCollum had a very nice finish to the 2014-15 season, putting up averages of 15.6 points, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.3 steals per game through the month of April. He's shown that if given the minutes he can put up quality numbers, and he could find himself in a sixth man role with the team next season. His value will be tied to what the Blazers do through free agency, but if Wesley Matthews or Arron Afflalo leaves, he'll likely be looking at a much larger role in Portland.
Apr 30 - 7:15 PM

C.J. McCollum went off against the Grizzlies in Wednesday Game 5 loss, scoring 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field with three boards and seven 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

The Blazers' season came to an end on Wednesday, but the good news is that they found a gem for the future. The 33 points were obviously a career-high for him, but McCollum also set a franchise record for most points off the bench in a playoff game (previous record was held by Billy Ray Bates with 29). McCollum's fantasy value for next season will depend on what the Blazers do with Wesley Matthews and Arron Afflalo in free agency, but he looks destined to have a substantial role in Portland after this performance.
Apr 30 - 1:08 AM

C.J. McCollum looked good again on Monday with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 8-of-12 from the field in 34 minutes.

He played the entire second and fourth quarters tonight. McCollum is really emerging as a shooting guard this season and most of it has to do with his dribbling. He is coming off a 26-point game on Saturday and will carry some momentum into the offseason. He's a darkhorse for Sixth Man of the Year next season and is on the radar in the later rounds of fantasy drafts. Arron Afflalo didn't score in 19 minutes.
Apr 28 - 1:27 AM

C.J. McCollum exploded off the bench for 26 points in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, adding four boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

Finally. McCollum was awful in his previous two outings against the Grizzlies, scoring a combined eight points on just 4-of-21 shooting. McCollum is starting to make a name for himself with the Blazers, and even though he got a few extra minutes tonight due to Arron Afflalo getting into some foul trouble, he looks destined for a larger role heading into next season.
Apr 26 - 1:58 AM

C.J. McCollum (sprained left ankle) returned to the Blazers' starting lineup during Sunday's road loss, going 1-of-8 from the field to finish with two points, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

McCollum will continue to start until Arron Afflalo (shoulder) returns, so he may earn another start at SG during Game 2. He said he "feels great" physically and logged 37 minutes tonight, though his lousy shooting was part of the reason Portland trailed by 24 points heading into the fourth quarter.
Source: Columbian
Apr 19 - 10:56 PM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) will start Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Grizzlies.

Allen Crabbe will shift to the bench as a result, leaving Portland with a starting lineup of Damian Lillard, McCollum, Nic Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez.
Apr 19 - 7:57 PM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) and Nicolas Batum (knee) are probable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

They're both already practicing in full and have said they're definitely playing. With Arron Afflalo (shoulder) not expected to play, these two will be the primary wing options for the Blazers. The bad news is that Tony Allen (hamstring) will be ready to roll, so it won't be easy for the Blazers to score from the perimeter.
Apr 18 - 3:29 PM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) went through a workout on Friday.

He looks fine and should be ready to go for Sunday's game in Memphis. McCollum was terrific down the stretch and he should be able to get minutes close to 30. He'll be a sneaky player to watch during the playoffs. Additionally, McCollum is shaping up to be a fantasy sleeper next season.
Apr 17 - 5:04 PM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) will not play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

The Blazers are locked into the No. 4 seed and McCollum himself called Wednesday's season finale "meaningless," before adding, "It’s probably best to for me to wait until playoffs [start]." Nicolas Batum (knee) is also unavailable on Wednesday, which leaves the short-handed Blazers relying on Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee. Neither guy is appealing for fantasy purposes.
Apr 14 - 7:10 PM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

"I want to play as many games as I can," said McCollum. "But obviously it’s the last game of the season, it’s meaningless, [Dallas] probably won’t play a lot of their starters and main guys then it’s probably best to for me to wait until playoffs [start]." With the fourth seed in the West locked up, it's extremely unlikely the Blazers will risk McCollum potentially aggravating his ankle injury in a meaningless game against the Mavs. We expect him to be on the sidelines tomorrow, and it'll be Alonzo Gee and Allen Crabbe getting all the run they can handle.
Apr 14 - 6:03 PM

C.J. McCollum (ankle) said his ankle sprain wasn't bad enough to get an MRI.

He did say he's not sure if he will play on Wednesday against the Mavs. The Blazers are locked in as the fourth seed, so there's no reason to play C.J. at less than 100 percent. If he's out, Alonzo Gee and Allen Crabbe will get the start on the wings Crabbe is the more interesting fantasy play.
Apr 13 - 10:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
3Phil Pressey
SG1Gerald Henderson
2C.J. McCollum
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Mike Miller
PF1Ed Davis
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Chris Kaman