C.J. McCollum inks 3 year extension with Blazers as he’ll most likely finish his career there. The three years is for $100 million, which extends his current deal to five years. The total money to be made over the five years is around $157 million. With McCollum being only 27, this should carry him well into him prime. The new deal starts the 2021-2022 season. With Damian Lillard signing his supermax extension earlier during the summer. Lillard’s deal with for $196 million dollars over four years. These new deals will keep one of the best backcourts together for the next several years.
McCollum has been one of the anchors of the Blazers’ success in recent seasons, including two trips to the Western Conference semifinals and last season’s berth in the conference finals. He averaged 21 points in each of the last two regular seasons and 25.3 and 24.7 points, respectively, in the playoffs. McCollum, the 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft, was voted the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2016. At times during the last playoff run, McCollum put the Blazers on his back. Jusuf Nurkic should return from his horrendous injury sometime next season. Portland also traded for Hassan Whiteside, resigned Rodney Hood and signed Pau Gasol.
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