C.J. McCollum clowns Twitter account calling him McMollum
Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum took time out of his day to poke fun at The Big Lead on Twitter last night, who hilariously spelled his name wrong during a tweet they sent out.
McCollum 😂 https://t.co/GfvHlNpiVu
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 22, 2018
McCollum is gearing up for training camp with the Trail Blazers, as the franchise is coming off a disappointing first round playoff exit at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans last season. After finishing outright third in the tough western conference, the Trail Blazers underachieved in the postseason.
McCollum was solid during the series against the Pelicans, averaging 25.3 points per game and shooting 51% from the field and 42% from three-point range. His running partner however, Damian Lillard, really struggled as Pelicans’ defensive oriented guards Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday put the clamps on him holding the scoring machine to just 18.5 points per game shooting just 35% from the floor in 40.6 minutes per game in comparison to his 26.9 points average during the regular season.
Clearly, Lillard’s production was significantly affected, and due to this, the Trailblazers bowed out in an empathic sweep.
It was a disappointing end to what promised to be a deep playoff run, as pundits and NBA analysts alike had the Trailblazers as one of the teams to make it difficult for the eventual champion Golden State Warriors if they happened to meet in a series.
Following their premature exit, there were murmurs around the association that the Trailblazers front office were flirting with the idea of trading away Lillard in the hopes of giving the team a new look, but those have since died down as the regular season fast approaches.
Lillard’s name was brought up in numerous rumors especially surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers, as the Lakers were exploring ways to bring another star to play alongside newly acquired small forward LeBron James. In the end, the Lakers’ front office opted not to break up their talented young core in order to trade for someone, and the Lillard talk quickly died down.
McCollum remains adamant that he and Lillard are a good partnership, and will continue to be a great one-two punch moving forward for the franchise despite how last season ended. After putting up averages of 21.4 points and four rebounds per contest, McCollum will look to continue putting up great numbers this upcoming campaign in the hopes of making his first All-Star game.