The Trail Blazers’ spending spree in the summer of 2016 earned them a re-occurring place inside every pundit’s untradeable contract list. Now, in the aftermath of the Wall-Westbrook, headache-for-headache swap, CJ McCollum popped up at the tail-end of a recent list from HoopsHype.
Yossi Gozlan ranked the top 25 most untradeable NBA contracts and McCollum landed at No. 25. Citing his massive contract extension that runs through the 2023-24 season, Gozlan framed the former Lehigh standout’s place in the rankings.
McCollum has played phenomenally over the past few seasons for the Blazers. He signed a three-year $100 million extension last offseason that still hasn’t kicked in yet. Still, $33 million annually is a lot of money for a 29-year-old who hasn’t made an All-Star Game yet.
Just above McCollum in the rankings is former Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu. The current Magic forward has endured injury issues to begin his tenure in Orlando.
McCollum was selected by the Blazers with the No. 10 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Since then, the 29-year-old guard has formed a high-powered backcourt partnership with Damian Lillard. Last season, McCollum averaged 22.2 points and 4.4 assists per game.
You can check out Gozlan’s complete list of untradeable contracts at HoopsHype.