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C.J. McCollum makes NBA debut

AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens

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C.J. McCollum made his long awaited NBA debut on Wednesday night at the Moda Center in Portland’s 110-94 win against the Orlando Magic.

McCollum scored four points on two-of-five shooting in just under 15 minutes of game action.

“A lot of thoughts,” he told reporters post game about what was going through his mind. “Thankful I was able to get back out there after fracturing my foot. Just happy to be able to play in the NBA for a winning team and a winning organization.”

McCollum said that Stotts told him before the game that he would get to play.


Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.