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McCollum: "I'm not most improved, I've always been good."

Blazers guard CJ McCollum shared his thoughts about fan voting for the All-Star game and his candidacy for Most Improved Player with "NBA Today".

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As the NBA All-Star Game approaches, fan voting is in full swing. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is not a fan of the process.

McCollum spoke on SiriusXM's "NBA Today" and showed disapproval for the often criticized fan voting process.

"I’m not a fan of the voting because the voting isn’t always indicative of performance on the court or team performance, so I’m definitely not a fan of that. I think, depending on your following, you could have a mediocre year and still get voted in to the All-Star Game, whereas a deserving player could be in a small market or just maybe doesn’t have a big name but he had an All-Star worthy year, he doesn’t get the nod."

McCollum is currently outside the Top 10 for guards in the Western Conference despite being 14th in the NBA in scoring at 21 points per game.

McCollum also dismissed the running for the NBA's Most Improved Player award.

"I don’t necessarily think I’m the most improved player in the NBA, I think I’ve always been a good player, it’s just more about opportunity and role increasing."

McCollum instead is choosing to focus on helping the Blazers advance in the Western Conference. In the month of December, he averaged 22.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.


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