Following Saturday's Game 5 loss to the Lakers, C.J. McCollum (back) said that he will not need to undergo surgery on his injured back.
McCollum suffered a vertebral fracture during Portland's first seeding game, and he continued to play with the injury. He said after the team's season came to an end that he'll simply need six to eight weeks of rest. The unknown at this point is when the 2020-21 season will begin, as the league and its players association need to figure out what the salary cap will be. That uncertainty could provide McCollum with even more time to get back to full strength. Aug 30 12:26 am (EST)
- C.J. McCollum shot 13-of-25 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line in Saturday’s loss to the Lakers, finishing with 36 points, six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.
- C.J. McCollum (back, vertebral fracture) is listed as available for Saturday's Game 5 vs. the Lakers.
- C.J. McCollum shot 12-of-25 from the field in Saturday’s loss to the Lakers, tallying 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, one blocked shot and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes. All CJ McCollum News
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