CLEVELAND – New Orleans traded for CJ McCollum to provide another outside threat and playmaker on the perimeter that complements Zion Williamson’s inside game.
“Basketball is basketball, I’ve been a leader my whole life, so it’s not hard for me to transition,” McCollum said on Saturday before taking part in the 3-Point Shooting Contest. “It’s more so getting used to my teammates, the staff, the organization, and figuring out how to get the most out of everybody, including myself.”
The one guy on the team McCollum hasn’t started to get the most out of is the injured Zion – the two haven’t even spoken, McCollum said on TNT’s pregame show before All-Star Saturday. From Mason Ginsberg of Bourbon St. Shots and Blue Wire Pods:
CJ McCollum to the TNT crew re: Zion communications:
“I haven’t had conversations w/ him directly.