C.J. MCCOLLUM NEWS

Prediction for each NBA award heading into the All-Star Break

With the NBA heading to its annual All-Star Break, it’s time to take a step back and check in on where the Association is at more than a half of the way through the season. The defending champion Golden State Warriors boast the best record in NBA history through 52 games (48-4). Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs are right on their heels out west. Now heading into what should be...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

These two NBA stars still live with their moms

If you made millions of dollars, lived like a star and could get any apartment or house you wanted, who would you choose as your roommate? Would you live alone? Would you invite one of your best friends from college or from growing up? Or would you still live at home with your mom?For the Trail Blazers starting backcourt, that answer is apparently easy.Yes, Damian Lillard and C.J...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors hold off Blazers for 110-103 victory

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kyle Lowry had 30 points, DeMar DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland's five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Damian Lillard had 27 points and 11 assists, while CJ McCollum added 21 points for Portland in the matchup between two of the league's dynamic backcourts. The Raptors, who have...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers beat Bucks 107-95 for 5th straight win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) CJ McCollum had 30 points and Portland beat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-95 on Tuesday night for the Trail Blazers' season-high fifth straight win. Damian Lillard had 14 points and 12 assists for his 11th double-double of the season. Al-Farouq Aminu added 16 points for the Blazers, who have won nine of their last 11. Khris Middleton had 21 points and eight rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

McCollum expands his media career while inspiring kids

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) While many athletes figure they'll pursue media careers after their playing days are over, Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sees no reason why he can't have it all now. McCollum is a media mogul in the making, with a radio show along with a series of articles to his name. He's also mentoring aspiring young journalists through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum expands his media career while inspiring kids

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) While many athletes figure they'll pursue media careers after their playing days are over, Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sees no reason why he can't have it all now. McCollum is a media mogul in the making, with a radio show along with a series of articles to his name. He's also mentoring aspiring young journalists through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Towns scores 21, but Timberwolves fall 96-93 at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss with a 96-93 victory Sunday night. Portland extended its winning streak to four and improved to 3-0 against the Timberwolves this season. Karl-Anthony Towns, a contender for Rookie of the Year, was the first player...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

McCollum, Lillard lead Blazers past Timberwolves 96-93

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss with a 96-93 victory Sunday night. Portland extended its winning streak to four and improved to 3-0 against the Timberwolves this season. Karl-Anthony Towns, a contender for Rookie of the Year, was the first...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury struck Utah Jazz fall from playoff picture

With the NBA season halfway over, the Utah Jazz find themselves on the outside looking in. Both the Sacramento Kings and the Portland Trail blazers have surpassed the Jazz leaving Utah sitting in 10th and out of the playoff picture. The Kings have won five of their last seven games behind recently named Western Conference player of the week DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins is averaging...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard scores 22 points, Blazers beat Hornets 109-91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Allen Crabbe added 20 off the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 109-91 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. C.J. McCollum and Al-Farouq Aminu each had 17 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight and seven of their last nine games overall. They've won eight straight over Charlotte at home...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum launching high school journalism program

In recent years, a rising chorus of professional athletes has expressed disdain for the media that cover them. C.J. McCollum is going in a different direction. The Trail Blazers guard, enjoying a career year with 20.8 points per game, has launched a journalism program for students at nearby Madison High School. According to The Oregonian, McCollum’s program will be called “C...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

You may not know about C.J. McCollum now, but you will soon

C.J. McCollum spots up from the left wing. He’s far beyond the arc. It doesn’t matter. He sinks it. Blazers lead the Wizards 7-0.Only three minutes later, he heads to the same spot but this time, he’s farther back. He retrieves the ball, clearly feels hot, leaves his feet again. For a second time, swish. Portland now up 11.That’s been routine this year. The 20-26 Trail Blazers...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Blazers and Cavs swap McCollum and Love?

The Cleveland Cavaliers may need to move Kevin Love before the trade deadline. They're getting squashed beneath the weight of their extreme expectations, and Love doesn't appear to be apart of the solution.If that's the case, who should they move him for? The Portland Trail Blazers may have someone worth Cleveland's while: C.J. McCollum. The idea was first introduced on Bill Simmons...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard has 36 points and Blazers beat Lakers 121-103

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard had 36 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-103 on Saturday night for Kobe Bryant's last game in Portland. CJ McCollum added 28 points and the Blazers led by as many as 27 points in the first half on the way to their eighth straight victory over the Lakers. D'Angelo Russell came off the bench with 21 points for the Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

How is Portland's offense so fantastic this season?

Despite losing a small army of seriously talented players last summer (including LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, who're both playing at an All-Star level right now), the Portland Trail Blazers somehow have one of the 10 best offenses in the NBA.How have they done it? Sports Illustrated Rob Mahoney took a look right here:Steady, superstar-level play from Damian Lillard plus...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

When Fates Collide – The Paths Of Wesley Matthews And CJ McCollum

The date is January 6, 2016. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is left off the teams’ active roster, the result of an accidental “clerical” error, which left Portland surprised and confused for most of its game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was all too happy to comply with NBA rules, even though he didn’t have to, and leave McCollum off...
Via Oregon Sports News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

6 seconds are all you need to watch Portland's 5 best plays

The Portland Trail Blazers had a pretty cool week for a team that lost three straight games. From Damian Lillard transforming into a fireball to Al-Farouq Aminu dunking all over one of the league's best shot blockers to C.J. McCollum defying physics with his jumper, here's a quick look at the team's five best plays from that stretch:Portland is now four games back in the loss column...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

A 'clerical error' prevents McCollum from playing against Clippers

Before Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, Portland head coach Terry Stotts made an error while signing his team's official active players list. C.J. McCollum was listed as inactive, even though Portland's second-best player was perfectly healthy and ready to go. The mistake was spotted by the Clippers, and, because rules are rules...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum Unable To Play In Wednesday's Game Due To Clerical Error

C.J. McCollum was unable to play in Wednesday's game for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a clerical error. The Blazers accidentally submitted a roster with McCollum on the inactive list instead of teammate Luis Montero, whose name appears next to McCollum's alphabetically on the sheet teams must submit before the game. Had the Blazers attempted...
Via RealGM
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum misses Blazers’ game because of clerical error

The Portland Trail Blazers played Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers without one of their best players due to a clerical error. CJ McCollum was ruled inactive for the game after the team accidentally left him off the active roster on the lineup card submitted before the game in favor of rookie Luis Montero. The Blazers’ website explained the error: Each team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

McCollum inactive by mistake on pregame roster, misses game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Guard CJ McCollum was inadvertently left off the Trail Blazers' active roster that was turned in before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, making him ineligible to play. The Blazers initially said it was an error and McCollum was indeed active, but then Allen Crabbe started in his place. McCollum was dressed and on the Blazers' bench...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum's dribbling exercise will immediately hypnotize you

It's only January, and Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has already locked up the NBA's Most Improved Player award. There's no debate to be had. He's been one of the league's most dynamic scorers all year, and that's incredible for a guy who averaged only 6.8 points per game last season.How is he doing it? Well, there's no one answer to that question. But the pregame ball...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch the best of C.J. McCollum and Will Barton battle

Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton and Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum look like the two early favorites for the Most Improved Player of the year award.So naturally, when the two matched up against each other, the scoring was plentiful. Due to injuries, both players have become the default top scoring options for both teams, and it showed in this one.  Check out the best...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Only two players in the entire NBA have more shots than McCollum

There's no stopping the Portland Trail Blazers whenever C.J. McCollum has it going. Just ask the Denver Nuggets.On Wednesday night, McCollum scored 29 points on just 19 shots. He got into the paint at will and knocked down numerous jumpers. There was simply no stopping him.McCollum's season is truly remarkable. Only nine players in the entire league have scored more points, and only...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blazers show us all the right way to finish a quarter

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has all but locked this season's Most Improved Player of the Year award. The slick combo guard is averaging 20.4 points per game and nailing nearly 40 percent of his threes.On Sunday night, he posted a 35-point, 11-rebound, 9-assist, 4-steal performance for the ages, obliterating the Sacramento Kings in the process. Here's one of the highlights...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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