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C.J. McCollum | Guard | #3

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Lehigh
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (10) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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C.J. McCollum has elected not to participate with the USA Select Team this summer.
According to Chris Haynes of, McCollum wants to concentrate his efforts fully on the upcoming season. McCollum won the Most Improved Player Award last season, averaging 20.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.8 percent shooting from the field. He's not going to be cheap in fantasy drafts after returning top-45 value in standard leagues. Jul 10 - 12:25 PM

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C.J. McCollum scored 24 points with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 48 minutes during an overtime loss to the Warriors on Monday.

He played well on the offensive side, but wasn't really able to put it together on the defensive side. McCollum has scored at least 22 points in each of the last three games in this up-tempo matchup. He's a bit hit-or-miss in DFS, but he's certainly a fine option.
May 10 - 2:18 AM

C.J. McCollum scored 22 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Warriors in a win on Saturday.

He picked it up down the stretch after a slow first half. The Blazers were using McCollum with Damian Lillard in some pick-and-roll plays, which wasn't a big staple in their arsenal during the season. Coach Terry Stotts is a mad scientist and he'll find ways to get McCollum looks. The Most Improved Player hasn't hit his ceiling yet.
May 7 - 11:46 PM

C.J. McCollum scored 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting in Tuesday's 110-99 loss to the Warriors in Game 2.

Other than the scoring, McCollum was pretty quiet in the box score with just two assists, two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes. He scored 12 points in Game 1 and was just 5-of-17 from the field, so at least he took a step in the right direction. McCollum and Damian Lillard will need to be special in Game 3 on Saturday to get their team back in this series.
May 4 - 2:03 AM

C.J. McCollum shot just 5-of-17 from the field on Sunday to finish a Game 1 defeat with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 40 minutes.

The Warriors' length and ability to switch pick-and-rolls was once again a deciding factor, as it helped to limit McCollum and Damian Lillard to combined 30.2 percent shooting in Game 1. He had a quiet Game 1 vs. the Clippers in the first round, before heating up throughout that series, so ideally he'll make a few adjustments to get himself going for Tuesday's Game 2.
May 1 - 6:34 PM

C.J. McCollum led Portland with 27 points during Wednesday's Game 5 win in L.A., making 9-of-18 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with four boards, four assists and two blocks.

He committed just one turnover in 38 minutes, and he knocked down two 3-pointers while joining Damian Lillard in a second-half surge that led to a double-digit road victory. Portland is one win away from advancing to a second-round matchup with the Warriors, and their odds are looking good with a home game looming and both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin out of commission.
Apr 28 - 12:59 AM

C.J. McCollum scored 19 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

Damian Lillard didn't have it tonight and McCollum carried the backcourt for scoring. He didn't turn the ball over at all in this game after turning it over twice in each of the previous three games. Expect him to flirt with 20 points the rest of the way.
Apr 26 - 1:55 AM

C.J. McCollum scored 27 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He had his coming-out party last postseason against the Grizzlies. McCollum received his Most Improved Player trophy at tonight's game and he was all business to set the stage for a must-win game. He has a little added motivation against the Clippers due to the memorable clerical error from the Blazers against coach Doc Rivers earlier this season. Expect another nice line from C.J. at home on Game 4.
Apr 24 - 1:36 AM

C.J. McCollum has officially been named the Most Improved Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

He was the runaway winner, finishing with 101 first place votes with Kemba Walker finishing in second place with seven votes. "CJ worked extremely hard to have the season that he had this year," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "His work ethic and commitment to improve is the reason he is deserving of this award. He is an example to everyone what can be accomplished with diligent practice and a belief that you can always get better." McCollum finished the regular season with averages of 20.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.5 3-pointers, returning top-50 value in standard leagues. He's a stud and we hope you listened to us and drafted him this season.
Apr 22 - 10:05 AM

C.J. McCollum struggled during the Blazers' Game 1 defeat on Sunday, finishing with nine points on 3-of-11 shooting, three assists, two rebounds and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

The Clippers held opposing shooting guards to just 19.2 points per game this season, the fourth-lowest mark in the league, and McCollum was no exception on Sunday. He also had a hard time staying with J.J. Redick defensively, and Portland will need a better outing from their second-leading scorer to even the series during Wednesday's Game 2 in L.A.
Apr 18 - 1:47 AM

C.J. McCollum scored 21 points with two rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

He has scored at least 20 points in 40 games this season after turning in just three of those games before this season. McCollum missed just one game due to injury and one game due to his coach circling the wrong name on the lineup sheet. He was a top-30 player this year and looks like the NBA's Most Improved Player.
Apr 10 - 1:29 AM

C.J. McCollum scored 26 points with three rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers on 10-of-18 from the field against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He is on cruise control over his last four, averaging 24.5 points, 2.3 boards, 3.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 4.3 treys on 53.7 percent from the field. He's made an incredible 16-of-25 (64 percent) of his above-the-break treys in that span as one of the most efficient high-volume players in April. McCollum has top-30 total value in standard leagues on the year and was a huge steal in drafts even with all the hype.
Apr 7 - 1:13 AM

C.J. McCollum dropped 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting to lead the Blazers to a 115-107 win over the Kings on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies also won tonight, so the Blazers are still one game behind them for the fifth seed in the West. The Blazers only have two more games this week and then play just one game next week, but McCollum is obviously still a must-start player. He added three boards, three assists, two steals and five treys in 36 minutes.
Apr 6 - 12:32 AM

C.J. McCollum said the game has slowed down for him in his first full season as a starter.

"The game slows down each day," he said. "As you get more experience out there, as you get more comfortable with the NBA system, the offense, the schemes, you begin to understand where you're going to get your looks from. And I think a big part of playing well is not having to look over your shoulder and just understanding that you're consistently be counted on. When that happens, it's easier to play. You're not as tense. You're not as stressed out when you know your minutes are going to be there every night. You're going to be able to shoot through misses. You're going to be able to play through mistakes." Analytics fans may not like that non-quantifiable answer, but McCollum is speaking the truth.
Source: GQ
Apr 3 - 3:00 PM

C.J. McCollum was on fire in a 110-93 win over the Heat on Saturday, scoring 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting.

He hit all six of his 3-pointers tonight, joining Matt Barnes as the only other player in the NBA to do that without a miss this season. McCollum also added seven assists, two boards and four steals, helping the Blazers win their fourth straight game. Portland is now just 0.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the fifth seed in the West, so McCollum should have a strong finish to the season.
Apr 3 - 12:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Evan Turner
2Jake Layman
3Luis Montero
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Moe Harkless
4Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli