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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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C.J. McCollum (finger) said he broke his index finger in three places.
He is not going to need surgery and he will just keep it in a cast. McCollum is going to miss four weeks and the Blazers will likely lean on Will Barton and Steve Blake a little more. Allen Crabbe could also pick up some minutes, but he'll head back to the bench with Nicolas Batum (knee) set to return on Friday. Nov 19 - 3:35 PM

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C.J. McCollum suffered a fracture to his right index finger during the closing minutes of Monday night's victor over the Pelicans, and he will be out a minimum of four weeks.

McCollum was averaging 5.0 points, 1.1 assists and 1.1 rebounds over 13.1 minutes of action, so this news doesn't have too much fantasy implications. His reserve minutes will likely be dispersed to guys like Steve Blake, Will Barton, and Allen Crabbe, but none of those guys are worth adding in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 18 - 5:10 PM

C.J. McCollum came off the bench to hit 4-of-7 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points and a steal in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

McCollum has played well this season, but was clearly a beneficiary of two things tonight: garbage time in a blowout win, along with the absence of Nicolas Batum, who is out with a knee injury. You've got to be in a pretty deep league to be thinking about using McCollum at this point, but if Batum's injury turns out to be serious, he might be worth a look in some leagues.
Nov 13 - 12:56 AM

C.J. McCollum hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds and three assists in Thursday's win.

McCollum was great off the pine tonight, but the score was lopsided and this was a typical garbage time performance. Just keep an eye on him.
Nov 7 - 1:26 AM

The Blazers picked up the third-year team option on C.J. McCollum on Monday.

McCollum is going to play backup minutes behind Wesley Matthews, and could also serve as a third-string point guard behind Damian Lillard and Steve Blake. However, he's not likely to average enough minutes for standard league consideration.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 27 - 6:45 PM

C.J. McCollum went scoreless in 14 minutes on Tuesday, while committing three turnovers with zero assists.

Steve Blake wasn't even with the team, which makes this result all the more discouraging. Will Barton had six points and two assists in 12 minutes, but neither he nor McCollum will play enough to deserve a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:37 AM

C.J. McCollum thrived in a surprise start at PG with Damian Lillard (foot) out on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers, two rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

Steve Blake was initially listed as the starter but coach Terry Stotts decided to keep his second unit intact by giving McCollum a chance to run the offense. The Blazers don't have a third PG on their roster, so McCollum and/or Will Barton may be asked to fill the job. Despite tonight's solid line, McCollum's bench role spoils his value outside of deep leagues.
Oct 12 - 11:44 PM

C.J. McCollum didn't play great against the Jazz on Thursday, making 2-of-6 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, one assist, three steals and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

He also had five fouls, but did make all six free throws for the second time in a row. McCollum also shot just 1-of-7 in the opener, so he has some work to do after a very efficient Las Vegas Summer League. Damian Lillard (ankle) did not play, so C.J. squandered a chance tonight. He's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 10 - 12:54 AM

C.J. McCollum said that he must do a better job "not getting lost" off the ball defensively.

"I do a pretty good job of guarding the ball and maneuvering through screens," McCollum said, before reiterating his area of weakness. He also hopes to improve as a FT shooter after making only 67.6 percent of his freebies last year. The second-year guard is fighting with Will Barton and Steve Blake for reserve minutes in the backcourt, which takes him out of the conversation in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 7 - 11:42 AM

C.J. McCollum is battling Will Barton for the Trail Blazers' backup SG job during training camp.

McCollum spent the offseason improving defensively, which he said has made him "night and day" better than he was during his rookie season. Not to be outdone, Barton said that he's improved "every aspect" of his game. We'll just have to see how this position battle plays out in the coming weeks.
Oct 1 - 1:26 PM

C.J. McCollum was remarkably efficient vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 28 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and six 3-pointers.

He had an effective field goal percentage of 105.6 for 19 points in the first half, but the Blazers took their foot off the gas in an easy win. McCollum has been fantastic on offense this summer and will be worth watching in deeper leagues.
Jul 15 - 5:50 PM

C.J. McCollum scored 19 points with five boards, three assists, two steals, one turnover and one 3-pointer.

He made all six shots from the line and the Blazers continue to count on him as their go-to guy. They are probably not going to bring back Mo Williams, suggesting McCollum has some playing time coming his way.
Jul 13 - 10:55 PM

C.J. McCollum shot 4-of-11 from the field and 7-of-13 from the line for 16 points with one board, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

His steals weren't cheapies either and his quick hands were on display. On the other end, McCollum was involved in a majority of the plays, which was the story last year as he led the summer league in shot attempts per game. Hopefully, he can stay healthy and get some more minutes in his second season.
Jul 12 - 7:07 PM

C.J. McCollum said he will play in Las Vegas Summer League in July.

He was firing at will last summer in Vegas, leading the league with a whopping 20.2 shot attempts per game. McCollum's foot injury delayed the start of his NBA career, but he never really had much of a chance to shine while Damian Lillard and Wes Matthews were on the court. He should have a lot on his plate again in Vegas.
May 16 - 4:16 PM

C.J. McCollum played just 12 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday with two points, two boards and two steals.

The loss of Mo Williams does not look like it will help the rookie and his coach doesn't quite trust him yet. Fantasy owners will have to wait a while before we see what the potential high-volume guy can do.
Mar 14 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland