#3 C.J. McCollum
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  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Drafted 10th overall in 2013
  • PG/SG
  • 6'4" / 200lbs
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  • 09/19/1991
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  • 10th pick, 2013
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2013 NBA DraftNBADrafted 10th overall by Portland.
11th July, 2013NBASigned four year, $10,482,459 rookie scale contract with Portland. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/17.
1st January, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Portland to Idaho Stampede of the D-League.
5th January, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Portland from Idaho Stampede of the D-League.
27th October, 2014NBAPortland exercised 2015/16 team option.
30th September, 2015NBAPortland exercised 2016/17 team option.
27th July, 2016NBASigned a four year, $106,633,450 million extension with Portland.
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2009 - 2013Lehigh (NCAA)
June 2013 - presentPortland Trail Blazers (NBA)

June 29, 2017

C.J. McCollum
PG/SG, 6’4, 200lbs, 25 years old, 4 years of experience

Scoring more and scoring more efficiently, with one of the league’s best mid-range games accompanying a 42.3% three-point stroke, complimenting Lillard offensively quite nicely. Their pairing as a defensive unit is a much more legitimate question, and with this in mind, McCollum may one day need to be on the move for someone who may fit better. Nevertheless, in being such an excellent scorer off the dribble, even though his salary is about to become enormous, his value should be considered very high. There are quite a few teams who really, really need a player like this, and every team could use him somewhere.

Player Plan: Beginning his four year, circa. $106 million extension. Be open to a trade while intending to keep.


April 16, 2017

[...] So, there’s that. And there is also the consistently dynamic and high scoring backcourt pairing of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Lillard just completed the best season of his career, and even if his contributions are still almost exclusively on the offensive end (something he will not be able to get away with when tasked with trying to cover Steph Curry), they are so plentiful as to be elite. McCollum, meanwhile, can score on anybody one on one, with a great handle, shot making talent, and ridiculously subtle head fakes that work extremely well. Either can win any game single-handedly, and both at the same time definitely can. The Warriors will maybe be able to limit them, but not stop them.