The Portland Trail Blazers have definitely expanded their depth from a year ago. The injury to rookie guard C.J. McCollum will have an impact on Portland’s depth, but how much of an impact is the question.
The Blazers luckily weren’t done this offseason when they drafted McCollum. The likes of Allen Crabbe, Mo Williams, and Earl Watson will all be great additions to help this backcourt. They will need all of them with this injury.
A time table for his return cannot be determined until he undergoes surgery. In the meantime, the guys mentioned above, along with the other guys already in place, will have to step up to fill the void. From Wednesday night’s game against Phoenix, I don’t see this being a problem.
I really like what both Will Barton and Crabbe were able to do in their time on the court. The backup shooting guard role is up for grabs and they are battling it out. This will be fun to keep an eye on this preseason.
I also love the addition of Mo Williams. Wi...