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Constructing a Blazers Trade That Includes McCollum

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The newest episode of The Breakdown details the never-ending speculation tied to a trade that would involve Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.

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The latest episode of The Breakdown is here and this edition focuses on Danny Marang’s life-long pursuit of constructing a trade for the Trail Blazers that involves long-time guard CJ McCollum. Yes, Danny is going down that road again.

In the video, Danny delivers an all-encompassing look at McCollum’s value as a shooter and playmaker. How will those strengths, and a few weaknesses, impact how opposing teams view him as a trade target? Finally, Danny looks at what type of return the Blazers should hope for in a McCollum-based transaction. Daydreams include: Ben Simmons, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Bust out your favorite drink, pull up a chair, and let’s jump down that rabbit hole one more time!

The Blazers selected McCollum with the No. 10 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Since arriving in Portland, the former Lehigh star has appeared in 528 regular season games. During that stretch, McCollum has posted a career scoring average of 18.9 points per game (McCollum played a reserve role in his first two seasons).