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CJ McCollum reveals big fear if 2019-20 NBA season doesn’t resume

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Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum understands the risks of resuming the 2019-20 NBA season, and that’s why he voted “no” on restarting the campaign in a group chat with other stars.

However, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, McCollum does fear that if the 2019-20 season gets canceled altogether, future Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations won’t be so kind to players.

Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum shared that he voted “no” on resuming the season in a group chat, but he stressed the importance of finishing the season out of fear the next CBA negotiations wouldn’t be so kind to the players, sources said.

The Blazers are among the 22 teams that will be partaking in the “bubble” games at Walt Disney World, though nothing is set in stone, especially after what happened on Friday evening.

Brooklyn Nets superstar point guard and NBPA Vice President Kyrie Irving made it known he was strongly against going to Orlando, Florida to resume the season. The 2016 NBA champion wants the focus to remain on racial oppression and systemic racism in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in Minnesota.

If the “bubble” games still take place, McCollum and the Blazers will be battling it out with the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, and San Antonio Spurs for the final playoff spot out West.

McCollum is averaging 22.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game on the season for the Blazers. He’s also shooting 45.3 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line.