CJ McCollum shared his thoughts on Portland’s new roster, possible All-Star aspirations, and more at Portland Trail Blazers media day 2019.
- McCollum talked about his extension and how he and Damian Lillard will be in Portland for the “foreseeable future.” He emphasized being a leader in the locker room and the Portland community.
- Kent Bazemore has been a player that McCollum is already clicking with due to his work ethic and similar background coming from a small school.
- McCollum said being an All-Star isn’t as big of a deal to him at this point in his career. He wants to contribute to the team in positive ways and play winning basketball more than anything else.
- On his top 15 ranking on ESPN’s top 100 list, McCollum said: “Everyone has a right to their own opinion.” He said it doesn’t affect him one way or the other.