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Blazers’ CJ McCollum says NBA season resuming is a ‘coin flip’

CJ McCollum, Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum is trying to remain optimistic about the possibility the 2019-20 NBA season will resume in due time.

But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter every facet of American life and culture, McCollum said the chances of finishing the year are like a “coin flip.”

However, McCollum did say he was continuing to work out individually. He continues to try to stay in shape in the event players can eventually return to the floor.

Via Casey Holdahl of NBA.com.

“I’m still working out so I’m holding out hope that we’re going to be able to come back at some point. Honestly, I have no idea, I think it’s a coin flip,” McCollum said. “I’m continuing to put my head down and work as if we’re returning here shortly. I think that’s how you have to approach a situation like this. There’s 24 hours in a day, plenty of time for me to still get some work in, work on other sectors and things I’m interested in.”

McCollum also iterated the importance of allowing players some time to get into “game shape.” If the NBA is cleared to return, they would likely return at some point this summer. This is something that has also been discussed by fellow players and coaches, though it would obviously continue to push the timeline back.

Even if the NBA is able to return in some capacity, it seems increasingly likely the remainder of the year would be played without fans.

Major sporting leagues are running into road blocks from a logistical standpoint, from the feasibility of playing to scheduling logistics and a host of other things. Aside from the persistent spread of coronavirus, these extraneous factors might also prevent the NBA from returning.

But for his part, McCollum is still holding out hope.