HoopsHype CJ McCollum rumors

June 10, 2013 Updates
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C.J. McCollum out of Lehigh University will work out for the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, June 10, a source close to the prospect informed CSNNW.com. McCollum, 21, is a 6-3 combo guard who is a for your-year collegiate player that averaged 23.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.4 steals and shot at a 51 percent clip from downtown during his senior season. CSNNW.com

June 7, 2013 Updates
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The Suns turn the draft intrigue a different direction today by bringing in the top four collegiate point guard prospects for a workout at US Airways Center. The Suns’ workout will feature the point guard quartet of Michigan’s Trey Burke, Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum (a combo guard), Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams and Miami’s Shane Larkin. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is taking a best-player-available approach to the draft and a 25-win team needs that, even if their best performer (Goran Dragic) and last year’s lottery pick (Kendall Marshall) are already point guards on the roster. Arizona Republic

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Although the 76ers decided not to interview C.J. McCollum at this week’s NBA draft combine, the potential lottery pick remains interested in the franchise. The Sixers can go countless ways in this year’s draft. While most think they will take a post player with their first-round pick, Evan Turner remains inconsistent, Jason Richardson is coming off injury, Nick Young and Dorell Wright are free agents, and Jrue Holiday still lacks a solid back-up. “I was [attending college] pretty close to Philadelphia, out in Bethlehem. So I will be interested to see if they are taking a guard or a post player in this draft.” The Sixers Sense

May 18, 2013 Updates

The organization's biggest needs are a post player and a backup point guard. However, one could argue that McCollum could be a solid addition to a team planning to make offseason moves via trades and free agency. "I'm a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers," McCollum said. "So it will be interesting to see what happens." Philadelphia Inquirer

May 17, 2013 Updates

The Magic interviewed a total of 18 players over three days, and the group also included Pittsburgh center Steven Adams, Texas point guard Myck Kabongo, Lehigh point guard C.J. McCollum, Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk, Colorado forward Andre Roberson and South Dakota State point guard Nate Wolters. Orlando Sentinel

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Despite missing the majority of his senior season, Lehigh University guard C.J. McCollum has still earned an opportunity to play at the highest level. “It’s not a question of if he has the talent or not,” an NBA executive said. “He did enough prior to the injury that everybody feels he has the talent to play in the NBA.” The Express-Times

January 14, 2013 Updates

Before his injury, most NBA types had McCollum going somewhere between the mid- to late lottery and the middle of the first round. Now, the uncertainty about when he'll be able to get back on the court could work against him. But opinions on how much he'll be hurt in the Draft differ. "It doesn't help," one NBA general manager said. "I don't know how quick he can come back, but you don't have many quality games on him to go on. How long can you ride the Duke game? He had an early game against Pitt [McCollum scored 17 points for Lehigh in a 78-53 loss to the Panthers in November] ... but I know everybody was targeting the North Texas game, and VCU was a good team to watch because of the way they play. "I think it has to hurt some. If you're picking 15th, and the kid doesn't have the body of work of some of the other candidates, it has to hurt. A lot depends on how soon he can come back and work out. It's a long way before the Draft." But another GM, asked Sunday how much McCollum would be hurt, texted simply: "None." NBA.com

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