The Portland Trail Blazers boast a 19-4 record and have propelled themselves to first place in the Northwest division and owners of the league’s second best record.
The scariest part every other team has to face, however, is that they are not even fully healthy yet. Rookie guard CJ McCollum has yet to make his NBA debut as he continues to sit out with a fractured bone in his left foot he suffered during training camp in October.
Recently, the No. 10 overall pick in June’s draft was cleared for three-on-three action, a great step in the right direction to finally don a Trail Blazers jersey in competitive game-play. On Saturday, as the Blazers prepare to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, CSNNW caught video of the Lehigh product running up stairs with his teammates, another satisfying sign for those eager to see him on the court.
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Portland has already emerged as a lethal threat this season, and the addition of McCollum will only increase their chances to win just their second NBA title in franchise history.