Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) shakes hands with NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number eleven overall pick to the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Blazers’ C.J. McCollum to make NBA debut vs. Kings


The Portland Trail Blazers will have a new addition when they travel to Sacramento and face the Kings on Tuesday evening – C.J. McCollum.

The rookie guard, who has yet to make his NBA debut after a foot injury sidelined him during the preseason is fully healed and according to Comcast Sportsnet, will suit up as an NBA player (at least in a meaningful game) for the first time:

Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard CJ McCollum has been informed he’ll be activated for Tuesday’s road game against the Sacramento Kings, a source informed CSNNW.com.

McCollum was one of the most talked about players going into the 2013 NBA Draft.

A unique skill set (somewhat reminiscent of current Blazer guard Damian Lillard), some teams were scared of McCollum due to his lack of competition at the collegiate level considering he played at Leigh. But draft workouts across the board were said to be at elite levels, which lead to Portland drafting him with the 10th overall selection.

Understandably, Portland will work McCollum in slowly until he’s in NBA game shape.

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