There are no pushovers out west…
James Harden was a superstar waiting to happen surrounded by two players who already were. C.J. McCollum may be on a similar path in Portland.
The Trail Blazers offense should be gooda��great, in facta��but their defense? Possibly a bottom-five side. And, why did they sign Evan Turner… for that much?
Typically, C.J. McCollum is seen as Damian Lillard’s sidekick. He brings much more to the table than we credit him for, but it’s on defense where he lacks.
DeRozan gets to the basket, draws fouls, and makes 63% of shots within 3 feet of the hoop. He’s even taking threes now! But he also has very obvious limits.
Through a few weeks of the NBA season, not everything has gone according to plan.
McCollum shot 51.6% from behind the arc last season, but how will it translate in the NBA?