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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
Contract: view contract details
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C.J. McCollum is utilizing the offseason to work on his defense.
"I’m continuing to work on defense [with our assistant coaches]," he said. "I’m building more lower-body strength and core strength, continuing to gain more athleticism in order to help me on the defensive side of the ball. I want to get better on defense. I’m really trying work on my lateral movement and tracking down the ball on defense." McCollum is going to be a popular name on draft day, meaning you'll likely have to invest a second or third-round pick to make him a member of your roster. Sep 3 - 4:16 PM

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C.J. McCollum said he wants to improve on the defensive end this season.

"I’m working with our assistant coaches, continuing to work on defense," McCollum said. "I’m building more lower-body strength and core strength, continuing to gain more athleticism in order to help me on the defensive side of the ball." He also said he's trying to improve his lateral quickness, so it's good to see that he's not taking any time off despite signing a four-year, $106 million extension this summer. He won't be cheap in fantasy drafts after returning top-45 value in standard leagues last season.
Aug 8 - 12:25 PM

C.J. McCollum pledged to keep his underdog mindset and to work even harder now that he's become the Trail Blazers' newest $100 million man.

"The biggest thing is just continuing to strive for greatness. I think that's kind of my mindset. I want to continue to get better. I know there's a lot of areas I can improve on..." McCollum said. "The pressure is going to increase and I look forward to the challenge of continuing to represent my last name to the best of my ability." McCollum was a breakout star last season, finishing as a top-45 player in standard leagues. He is expected to post similarly impressive stats next season.
Aug 6 - 10:51 AM

C.J. McCollum vowed to keep playing to his fullest potential when his big money deal kicks in during the 2017-18 season.

"I stay paranoid," said McCollum. "That’s the thing that got me to this point is being paranoid, playing with a chip on your shoulder understanding that it’s more than just money, it’s more than just playing for a starting spot. You’re playing for your last name." McCollum will earn just $3.2 million this upcoming season, but that number will skyrocket to roughly $26.5 million in 2018. We're confident McCollum will continue to leave everything on the floor, and he'll make for a fine early-round selection on draft day.
Jul 27 - 12:18 PM

C.J. McCollum and the Trail Blazers have reached agreement on a four-year, $106M contract extension, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Portland has made some questionable moves this offseason, but this certainly is not one of them. McCollum, who will be just 25 in September, averaged career-high marks across the board in what can only be described as a breakout 2015-16 season. Now, there will be no questioning what his future looks like with the Blazers, and the team will push forward in its rebuild with McCollum and Damian Lillard at the helm. McCollum, who averaged 20.8 points, 2.5 3PM and 1.2 steals on 44.8 percent shooting last season, could be in line to improve upon those numbers in his second full go-around as the unquestioned starting shooting guard. Per Wojnarowski, the deal will not include any options or trade kickers.
Jul 25 - 1:09 PM

C.J. McCollum has elected not to participate with the USA Select Team this summer.

According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, 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

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.
Source: NBA.com
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

Depth Charts

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