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ClutchPoints Jun 13, 2019
CJ McCollum praises Warriors’ Klay Thompson for returning after injury

CJ McCollum praises Warriors’ Klay Thompson for returning after injury

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has praised Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson for returning after his apparent leg injury in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. McCollum took to ‘Twitter to sing praises to Thompson. Damn Klay a real
ClutchPoints Jun 11, 2019
Blazers’ CJ McCollum agrees with Draymond Green about having ‘I’m the best’ mentality

Blazers’ CJ McCollum agrees with Draymond Green about having ‘I’m the best’ mentality

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum agrees with Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green on his remarks about the need for players to have the ‘I’m the best’ mentality. Before the start of the NBA Finals, Green doubled down on his belief that he is the best defender of all time. The Warriors star and […] The post Blazers’ CJ McCollum agrees with Draymond Green about having ‘I’m the best’ mentality appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 11, 2019
McCollum Talks Warriors on Latest Podcast

McCollum Talks Warriors on Latest Podcast

The Portland guard shares his thoughts on DeMarcus Cousins and whether or not Andre Iguodala is a Hall-of-Famer With the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors well underway, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum shared his thoughts on the team on the latest edition of his “Pull Up” podcast. McCollum spoke on on Boogie’s maturity and growth (and how injuries can change your mentality), the Warriors being the best and most unselfish team, and the sacrifices Golden State has made, including Klay, Draymond, KD and especially Steph Curry: CJ McCollum: “I...
Blazer's Edge Jun 10, 2019
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum Officially Attending Team USA Training Camp

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum Officially Attending Team USA Training Camp

After last week’s whispers, the duo was officially named as part of the participating 20 today. Although it was rumored last week, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are now officially part of the August 5-9 USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp that will be used to select the 2019 USA World Cup Team. Jonathan Wasserman had the full list of participants: USA basketball announces 20 players to attend national team training camp pic.twitter.com/qI25YBdheb— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) June 10, 2019 ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski originally broke that Lillard and McCollum...
ClutchPoints Jun 10, 2019
Bruce Bowen says Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum extensions ‘should have been done yesterday’

Bruce Bowen says Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum extensions ‘should have been done yesterday’

ESPN analyst Bruce Bowen thinks Damian Lillard and Portland Trail Blazers backcourt partner CJ McCollum should have signed their impending extensions “yesterday.” Bowen praised the duo’s play after general manager Neil Olshey took the ballsy route of keeping this team’s core intact, despite being swept out of two straight postseasons prior to the start of […] The post Bruce Bowen says Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum extensions ‘should have been done yesterday’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Canis Hoopus Jun 7, 2019
Woj: Wolves to Hire David Vanterpool as Associate Head Coach

Woj: Wolves to Hire David Vanterpool as Associate Head Coach

Gersson the Great did it again! Ladies and gentlemen... we got him: Sources: Minnesota is hiring Portland assistant David Vanterpool as associate head coach. He’ll run defense and play key role in support of Ryan Saunders. Vanterpool spent seven years with Blazers, playing a prominent part in growth of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 6, 2019 I cannot stress this enough — this is a fantastic hire. Living out in Portland, I can attest to the fact that DV is/was absolutely beloved by all levels of the Portland Trailblazers franchise, including the...
ClutchPoints Jun 5, 2019
USA Basketball training camp roster taking shape ahead of World Cup

USA Basketball training camp roster taking shape ahead of World Cup

Team USA’s August training camp roster ahead of the FIBA World Cup is taking shape, as Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love have all been included in the 18-man pool, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The FIBA World […] The post USA Basketball training camp roster taking shape ahead of World Cup appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 5, 2019
Lillard, McCollum Expected at Team USA Training Camp

Lillard, McCollum Expected at Team USA Training Camp

Portland’s backcourt is expected to be among the stars at August’s training camp. Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are expected to be at August’s Team USA training camp, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lillard and McCollum were named to a 35-player pool of potential Team USA candidates in April 2018 for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. ESPN Sources: Among additional players expected to join USA Basketball’s training camp in August on way to a roster spot in September’s FIBA World Cup in China: Bradley Beal,...
Blazer's Edge Jun 1, 2019
Bargain Shopping: Offseason Options

Bargain Shopping: Offseason Options

An early look at how the Trail Blazers can re-tool their roster over the summer. Over Neil Olshey’s tenure as President of Basketball Operations (POBO) the largest portion of the Trail Blazers’ success has been about the backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum—that’s not really up for debate. However, what has taken the Blazers from a fun team to root for to a team that could beat nearly any team on any given night is the organization’s ability to find moves on the periphery. More than anything, or anyone not named Damian Lillard, this will be the defining point of the past 5...
Rip City Project Jun 1, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum puts Skip Bayless on blast

With the dust settled between Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum and talk show host Skip Bayless, let’s recount just what sparked their Twitter feud. Last weekend, Skip Bayless took to Twitter to voice his disdain for the route Raptor’s forward Kawhi Leonard has taken to reach his current success. Portland Trail Blazers star CJ […] Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum puts Skip Bayless on blast - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge May 31, 2019
Amara Baptist: Changing the League Behind the Scenes

Amara Baptist: Changing the League Behind the Scenes

A recent piece by Sharon Brown of Complex gets into how female social media managers like Amara Baptist of the Portland Trail Blazers are impacting the NBA. Portland Trail Blazers digital content manager Amara Baptist spends considerable time covering players such as Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Jusuf Nurkic, but a recent story by Sharon Brown of Complex covers how female social media managers like Baptist have had an outsize impact on today’s NBA. Baptist took over the Blazers’ social media early last summer, and her coverage quickly set Portland apart from other teams in the...
ClutchPoints May 30, 2019
Blazers’ CJ McCollum offers hilarious take on ‘Game of Thrones’ final episode

Blazers’ CJ McCollum offers hilarious take on ‘Game of Thrones’ final episode

It’s been a couple of weeks since Game of Thrones ended, but there are still a lot of people who are disappointed with its final season, particularly with how things ended, and one of them is Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum. In a recent episode of the Pull Up Podcast co-hosted by Jordan Schultz […] The post Blazers’ CJ McCollum offers hilarious take on ‘Game of Thrones’ final episode appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 28, 2019
Bleacher Report Proposes Anthony Davis to Blazers Trade

Bleacher Report Proposes Anthony Davis to Blazers Trade

Greg Swartz looks at some places where Davis could realistically end up, and Portland makes the list. Despite a new GM that holds the rights to draft Zion Williamson, rumors are that Anthony Davis still wants out of New Orleans. While the Lakers flirted with the Pelicans (and disaster) last season regarding a proposed deal, Davis still remains with the franchise for the time being. Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report looks at some realistic trade scenarios for Davis, including the Portland Trail Blazers: How Davis Gets There: Trade centered around SG CJ McCollum, C Jusuf Nurkic, 2019 No. 25...
ClutchPoints May 27, 2019
Blazers news: CJ McCollum rips Skip Bayless, calls him ‘Scrap Bayliss’

Blazers news: CJ McCollum rips Skip Bayless, calls him ‘Scrap Bayliss’

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum has responded to the criticism of FOX Sports analyst Skip Bayless. Bayless said McCollum disappeared in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals as the Blazers got swept. McCollum saw Bayless’ thoughts and decided to respond, citing Bayless’ putrid scoring average during […] The post Blazers news: CJ McCollum rips Skip Bayless, calls him ‘Scrap Bayliss’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 27, 2019
Corner Threes Could Be Critical to Portland’s Future

Corner Threes Could Be Critical to Portland’s Future

One of the most prized shots in the NBA is also one the Blazers are shaky with. The Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff opponents have utilized the same defensive scheme over the past few years: Don’t let Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum score and force the ball into the hands of Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless. On October 18th — opening night of the 2018-2019 NBA season — the Los Angeles Lakers brought this same scouting report to the regular season when they faced the Blazers. With 6:48 left in the second quarter of that dramatic opening night victory, Lillard ran in transition...

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