Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sat down with ESPN's Zach Lowe in Lowe's "Lowe Post" podcast, to discuss the All-Star Game and various other topics.
McCollum downplayed the All-Star Game and his potential snubbing, despite being tied for 15th in the NBA in scoring, saying "I think everyone wants to be an All-Star. I'm just focused on the team, pushing for that playoff spot. Individual success comes from team success."
He did express his willingness to participate in both the 3-point Shootout as well as the Skills Competition. McCollum is currently shooting 39.4 percent from three on 6.3 attempts per game.
When Lowe asked if McCollum felt he would be a 20 point per game player when he finally got a chance to start, McCollum did not hesitate: "I knew if I continued to work hard and prepare for that opportunity, there's no reason I couldn't be a 20 point per game scorer and be an effective and efficient player when the time came."
The two also talked about McCollum's JAM'N 107.5 radio show on Friday nights: "It's a lot of fun, something I enjoy doing," McCollum laughed, "I majored in journalism, I want to keep my degree alive, keep building my resume, and showing Trail Blazers fans another side of me."
The full 40-minute podcast can be listened to here.
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