Wednesday, January 26 2022

“I read everything, I see everything, I hear what people say about me and all that stuff, and that’s a part of the game,” said McCollum. “But I’m going to go out there and hoop and do my job. People that don’t know will know. And the people that already know are the ones that pay me the big bucks. “I’m here, and I ain’t going nowhere.”
Source: Casey Holdahl @ NBA.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
CJ McCollum, the president of the NBPA, suggested players are still adjusting to the new Wilson basketball. Says he will discuss it with players this week to “get feedback.” – 9:54 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Sometimes Georges Niang scores more points than Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in a basketball game. – 9:21 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tyrese Maxey will shoot the first Sixers free throws of the night after C.J. McCollum gifts the fans with Frostys. Again, a ton of normal stuff tonight. – 8:16 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Sixers 54, Blazers 53
Good Sixers things: Lillard and McCollum are a combined 7-of-25 from the floor and 3-of-14 from 3.
Bad Sixers thing: They have not shot a free throw.
Good sportswriter thing: That half was less than an hour (so prep for five OTs) – 8:00 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Sixers 54, Blazers 53: halftime. 13 points for @Norman Powell. 12 points, 4 rebounds for @CJ McCollum. 8 points, 4 assists for @Damian Lillard, 8 points for @Anfernee Simons. – 7:59 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
CJ (McCollum) mad now – 7:49 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Shorthanded Sixers lead 27-21 after 1, forced a bunch of a turnovers and played well. McCollum missed a jumper by more than he probably has ever in the NBA. Fans are cheering loud for a player on the other team. It might be the coldest night in arena history.
Very normal night. – 7:35 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are shooting a combined 2/11 through 1 quarter. Philly leads it 27-21 after 1. Seth Curry has 7 and Andre Drummond has 6 and 8. #Sixers7:33 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on the #Blazers’ starting backcourt of Lillard and McCollum: ‘You rarely see guards who can make plays for themselves and others.’ – 5:20 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Hornets 125, Blazers 113: FINAL. 25 points, 8 assists for @CJ McCollum. 19 points for @Anfernee Simons. 13 points, 14 rebounds for @Jusuf Nurkic. 14 points, 12 assists for @Damian Lillard. 14 points, 5 assists for @Norman Powell. – 9:15 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Hornets 89, Blazers 88: end of third quarter. 17 points, 5 assists for @CJ McCollum. 14 points, 1 assist/rebound for @Anfernee Simons. 14 points, 3 rebounds/assists for @Norman Powell. 11 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds for @Damian Lillard. – 8:46 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 60, Hornets 53: halftime. 12 points, 1 rebound/assist for @Anfernee Simons. 9 points, 3 assists for @CJ McCollum. 8 points for @Norman Powell, 6 points, 8 assists for @Damian Lillard. – 8:05 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
“I read everything, I see everything, I hear what people say about me and all that stuff… People that don’t know will know. And the people that already know are the ones that pay me the big bucks. I’m here.” — @CJ McCollum rip.city/3ExgtDC7:19 PM

CJ McCollum @CJMcCollum
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/x3jD6eTzE12:24 PM

More on this storyline

When you hear that Morey is resistant to deals built around the likes of Brogdon and Portland’s CJ McCollum, as well as a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Philadelphia would want three first-round draft picks and the right to swap three more future first-rounders in a McCollum-centric deal, it’s clear that he feels no rush to make a move. If there are any stressors making the Sixers uncomfortable, while Simmons stays away and faces frequent salary deductions, they are difficult to detect. -via marcstein.substack.com / October 8, 2021

I’ve talked to people who say Portland’s been hesitant to move (CJ McCollum) for Ben Simmons because they think CJ is a better, more polished adult player than Ben Simmons, who was a bit of a mystery right now. -via Spotify / September 30, 2021

Sean Highkin: CJ McCollum on his name being mentioned in trade rumors this summer: “There’s going to be fans that love you, there’s going to be fans that like you but still want to see you traded. It comes with the territory.” -via Twitter @highkin / September 27, 2021

Source: Yahoo Sports

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