Latest C.J. McCollum News

Lillard, Simons take bond into starting roles with Portland

Sep. 26, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' new starting duo of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons has been years in the making. Even though Portland had a long-established backcourt with Lillard and CJ McCollum, behind the scenes Lillard helped guide Simons' development. That...

Pelicans' Williamson touts his physical, mental well being

Sep. 26, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson said little to temper the expectations of those eagerly anticipating his return to an NBA court. The 2019 first overall draft choice out of Duke — who has missed more games than he's played in his first three pro seasons...

AP source: Pelicans' McCollum agrees to 2-year extension

Sep. 24, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans guard CJ McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that runs through the 2025-2026 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans...

Lillard signs extension, looks forward to re-tooled Blazers

Jul. 09, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

Damian Lillard's new contract with the Trail Blazers is a point of pride for the six-time All Star who has spent his entire career in Portland. “I don’t think that you earn something like this just by going out there and scoring a bunch of points," he said. "Something that’s...

Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

Jul. 02, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together. The star forward agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension...

AP source: Rudy Gobert traded by Jazz to Timberwolves

Jul. 01, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

For Utah, one era is ending. For Minnesota, one seems to be beginning. The Jazz have agreed to trade Rudy Gobert — a three-time defensive player of the year — to the Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks, according to a person with knowledge...