Portland Trail Blazers: The Disappearance of C.J. McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers: The Disappearance of C.J. McCollum By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The Blazers are on a four game win streak that coincides with LaMarcus Aldridge’s return to the team from a hip injury. The team is beginning to show signs of the offensive powerhouse that they were during the first two months of the season…..but they are doing so largely...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Predicting Next Season’s Breakout Players

Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Predicting Next Season's Breakout Players Last season, nobody would’ve guessed that Miles Plumlee and Kendall Marshall would be two flourishing second year players. They both produced little to nothing in their first year and have both improved more than anyone else on the court. They have both proven to be liable fantasy basketball draft picks...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers - Pass On Trades, Poor Depth Goes Unresolved

If the past NBA champions have left any sort of blue-print for those who would follow, one thing is clear: depth is extremely important, and you need a solid bench. And what is clear today but will hopefully change, is that the Portland Trail Blazers do not have one and that is concerning as the losses and defensive woes start to mount. Yes, there are still plenty of games left...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Look To Reignite Past The Break

The Trail Blazers have had a tale of two seasons already.  A first quarter of the season where Portland shot threes at a record-breaking pace, and climbed into the top two of a loaded Western Conference.  This magic was followed by a quarter where the bench tapered off and the starters were run ragged into the break.  The Portland starters have played more minutes than any other...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What To Expect In The Season’s 2nd Half

Portland Trail Blazers: What To Expect In The Season’s 2nd Half By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Columnist @ Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers enter the All Star Break sporting a disturbing record of 5-8 over their last 13 games. After starting the season on a torrid pace with a 31-9 record and with an accompanying long stay at the top tier of the Western Conference standings, they...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers beat the Timberwolves thanks to career night from CJ McCollum

With the negative narrative building and the heat rising, the Trail Blazers’ bench — if for only a night — was able to quiet the naysayers. CJ McCollum had a career outing, Joel Freeland had one of his most prolific games of the season and the maligned bench proved to be the difference as the Blazers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-110 Saturday night at the Target...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Their Bench Is Still A Problem

Portland Trail Blazers: Their Bench Is Still A Problem By Jennifer Fazioli: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Following the Blazers’ dismal 33-49 record last season, good for only 4th in the Northwest division, GM Neil Olshey set out to make some significant upgrades, namely to the Blazers’ bench which was considered one of its largest problem areas. The Blazers’ bench was ranked...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Playing General Manager For The Portland Trail Blazers

We have just past the halfway point of the NBA season and the trade deadline is just around the corner. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to do something very special this season. They have held onto a top-3 seed in the Western Conference for about 2 months now. A trade could give these guys the push that they will need come playoff time. Obviously, the Blazers have overachieved...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Sailing High But Trade Deadline Looks Grim

Not even the most devoted Portland Trail Blazers fanatics could have foreseen what this season has wrought in the Rose City.  Damian Lillard continues to improve as a scorer, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are playing up to their potential, the bench moves by GM Neil Olshey have all worked out well, and LaMarcus Aldridge is playing on a different plane of existence from just...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 11

NBA Debut Name: CJ McCollum Position: G Last Week’s Stats: 7.0 PPG, 0.5 APG, 1.5 RPG, 54.5 FG%, 40.0 3PT% It took 36 games, but CJ McCollum has finally made his debut with the Portland Trail Blazers. When McCollum was drafted 10th overall in 2013, fans were split on the selection. One side believed that the guard would clash alongside Damian Lillard, while the other saw a...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 11

A Short Week The Portland Trail Blazers played three games during Week 11, and while the competition wasn’t the stiffest, we got a good look at how this team must play the rest of the season. In three outings, the Blazers went 2-1. They surprisingly dropped the first game of the week against the Sacramento Kings, but they bounced back by winning contests against the Orlando Magic...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers do enough to beat Celtics but know they have to get better

Make enough three-pointers to hang around, then crank up the defense in the fourth quarter to key the win. It might not be a championship formula, but the Trail Blazers put it to good use Saturday, when they subdued the Boston Celtics in the final quarter for a 112-104 victory before an announced sellout crowd of 20,011 at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 13...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: CJ McCollum Makes Season Debut

A broken foot has kept Portland Trailblazers rookie CJ McCollum sidelined thus far into the season, but he is likely to make his return this week. Many anticipated McCollum to be an extremely talented shooter who will help the Blazers bench immensely. Video here: Are you excited for McCollums’ return? Let us know in the comments […]The post VIDEO: CJ McCollum Makes Season Debut...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers come back to soundly beat Magic 110-94

The Portland Trail Blazers break their two-game losing streak with a 110-94 home win over the Orlando Magic. LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland (27-9) with a game-high 36 points to go along with nine rebounds. Wesley Matthews put his posting up arsenal on display and ended the game with 17 points. Nicolas Batum registered a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers activate rookie guard CJ McCollum

The Portland Trail Blazers are off to an impressive 26-8 start, good for 2nd in the Northwest Division, a game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder.  They have done so without the presence of number one draft pick CJ McCollum, who has missed the entire season due to a broken left foot.  But sources say that McCollum will make his first appearance of the season tonight.As reported by...
Via NBA Injury News
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard texted ‘ut oh’ to CJ McCollum during 2013 NBA Draft

In case you didn’t know already, Portland Trail Blazers rookie CJ McCollum was enlisted (along with other rookies) by the fine folks over at Men’s Health to do a piece on his rookie season in the NBA. Back in December of 2013, the article was posted and one of the interesting parts of the piece was a correspondence that Damian Lillard sent him during the 2013 NBA Draft. I’ll...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

McCollum informed of his activation for game against Kings

Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard CJ McCollum has been informed he’ll be activated for Tuesday’s road game against the Sacramento Kings, a source informed CSNNW.com. However, the plan is to bring him along slowly being that Portland is out to an impressive 26-8 start. After a two-game stint with the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede, it was apparent...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Rookie C.J. McCollum Could Make NBA Debut Tuesday Vs. Kings

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Blazers 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft, C.J. McCollum, who has yet to play this season after breaking his foot in October, is expected to make his NBA debut Tuesday against the Kings if all goes well in his D-League games with the Idaho Stampede this weekend. Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard C.J. McCollum is expected to make...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers hits 21 3-pointers en route to 30-point win over Bobcats

Wesley Matthews had 25 points, including five of Portland's 21 3-pointers, and the Trail Blazers routed the Charlotte Bobcats 134-104 Thursday night. The Blazers hit their first seven 3-pointers and finished by making 63.6 percent of their 33 attempts. Damian Lillard finished with 24 points, including all six of his 3-point tries. The 21 3-pointers matches a franchise high,...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Assign C.J. McCollum To Idaho

The Portland Trail Blazers assigned guard CJ McCollum to the Idaho Stampede. McCollum (6-3, 197, Lehigh University), the 10th overall pick by the Trail Blazers in the 2013 NBA Draft, has been sidelined since fracturing his left foot in training camp. He was recently cleared to return to practice.
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum Expected To Make Debut Shortly After New Year's

C.J. McCollum has missed the entire season to date with a broken bone in his foot. McCollum was the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. McCollum is expected to make his NBA debut shortly after New Year's Day, according to a source.
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers’ Playoff Prediction

At this point in the season, I don’t think that anyone is doubting that the Blazers will make the playoffs. The real question is, what seed will they acquire? At the beginning of the season, predictions were that the Blazers had greatly improved, yet only to build a 7th seed team. Now the Blazers have beat every major threat in the NBA except the reigning champions, the Miami Heat...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN Uses Wrong Photo of Roy Hibbert in Twitter Promo

For the lineup of basketball on Christmas Day, ESPN asked Pacers C Roy Hibbert to take over the @NBAonESPN Twitter account along with Trailblazers guard CJ McCollum. According to Sports World News, someone at ESPN messed up and posted a picture of Hibbert’s teammate, Ian Mahinmi, on it’s webpage to promote the social media event. Needless to say, Hibbert was not pleased and tweeted...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert calls out ESPN for posting wrong photo of him

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum are two of the best players on two of the best teams in basketball. Their teams were off on Christmas Day, so ESPN invited the superstars to take over the @ESPNNBA Twitter handle and guest tweet during ABC’s Christmas doubleheader. It was a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum takes big step toward return by taking part in full practice

CJ McCollum has imagined what his first NBA game will be like. After 2½ long months of rehab from the foot injury that delayed that start of his pro career, his debut is closer than ever. “I’ve thought about it for a long time,” the Trail Blazers rookie guard said. “We’re pretty deep into the season now, so all the games feel the same. It’ll be a little different when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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