NBA rumors: Trail Blazers G C.J. McCollum near season debut

Sep 30, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) and guard Wesley Matthews (left) pose for a photo during media day at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers currently sit at 24-7, good for the third best record (tied) in the NBA. Even more impressive? They’ve been able to accomplish that without the 10th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft as rookie C.J. McCollum has yet to make his professional debut after he injured his foot during the preseason.

That’s expected to change shortly according to Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears who hinted the former Leigh star will be making his NBA debut in the very near future:

Injured rookie guard C.J. McCollum (foot) is expected to make his NBA debut shortly after New Year’s Day, a source told Yahoo Sports.

McCollum will understandably be worked in slowly as not to over-extend the rookie and to not mess up any chemistry the team has built in the weeks McCollum has missed. That said, the 6’3 guard was one of the more highly touted prospects in the draft and should make an impression right away.

Looks like another case of the rich getting richer.

McCollum will likely eat into Mo Williams’ minutes moving forward.

Topics: C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers

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