CJ McCollum Rumors

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CJ McCollum
Position: G
Born: 09/19/91
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:192 lbs. / 87.1 kg.
Salary: $27,556,959
Backcourt mate C.J. McCollum, who also signed an extension with the Blazers this summer and is putting down roots around Portland, has shown a similar commitment to Lillard’s. Teammates for the past five seasons, the tandem experienced its first deep run through the playoffs last season. It made Lillard double down on his desire to win in the Rose City. Fuck joining a superteam somewhere else—Portland’s where it’s at, where he wants to get it done. “To leave, what did I invest all this time for just to leave, you know?” he says. “If I go play with three other stars, I don’t think that many people would doubt that I could win it. We would win it, but what is the challenge or the fun in that?”
Everybody is trying to understand what’s going on with this situation, and Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum tried to explain that during an appearance on Adrian Wojnarowski’s ‘The Woj Pod’. “I think other guys looked at it like: ‘Why would I go and potentially be the face of a losing roster?’ Or the workload part. If we all play, the workload is less — 20-25 minutes, you get blowouts, you’re moving on. A lot of guys don’t play, your minutes might go up, your usage might go up, and that affects your summer as you go into March when that crash comes.” “January is where that crash comes before the All-Star break and then after the All-Star break, guys start to break down in March and April. Those extra miles and summertime hours.”
CJ McCollum: And here’s McCollum on what might have happened if the Trail Blazers hadn’t defeated Oklahoma City in the first round of the 2019 Western Conference playoffs… “If we had lost in the first round again, I think there would have been a lot of changes in our organization, not just players. I think that, with the state and status of the league right now, like where it’s at with the turnaround, how quick things can change — a great year can turn into a bad year and then people hit the switch.”
A few of McCollum’s more interesting quotes. Here’s McCollum on the importance of continuity, especially in the face of failure… “…So you know what it’s like to see both sides of the spectrum. I think that now that we have that — we’ve gone through a lot — we’ll be ready to go this season. We don’t need people to talk about us, we don’t need people to boost us or to talk down on us. It doesn’t matter to us, we just want to go lock in, win as many games as possible and build on what we did last season.”