CJ McCollum agrees to extension with Blazers

Posted by watchmen
August 1, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The Portland Trail Blazers seem set in the backcourt for years to come with CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard at the controls. After Lillard got a contract extension earlier this summer, the Blazers have apparently done likewise for McCollum, too.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers and McCollum have agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract extension that will keep McCollum under contract with Portland for the next five seasons. Had he not agreed to this extension, McCollum would have become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2021. Once he signs the deal, McCollum and Lillard will be under contract together for the next five seasons.

Lillard signed his extension earlier this month and that deal will keep him with the Blazers through the 2024-25 season. Lillard’s deal will pay him $196 million over four seasons, per multiple reports.

McCollum, the 10th overall pick in the 2013 Draft, has blossomed into a star in short order with Portland. After averaging 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in his first two NBA seasons, McCollum took flight in the 2015-16 season. In that campaign, he averaged 20.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 4.3 apg and collected Kia Most Improved Player honors that season.

Since then, he has continued to improve. (NBA.com staff report)

CJ McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers warms up before the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 18, 2019 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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