Blazer Banter

VIDEO: NBA Rooks follows Blazers’ C.J. McCollum on day of NBA debut

AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens

AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens

C.J. McCollum has had a long road to get back to the court.

After breaking his foot in training camp, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft made his NBA debut on Jan. 8 against the Orlando Magic.

The TV show NBA rooks, produced by NBATV, followed McCollum on the day of his debut.

McCollum scored 4 points in 15 minutes.

McCollum broke his foot on Oct. 5, had a non-operative ultrasound procedure to help heal the broken bone in the foot on October 16th.

McCollum was sent to Boise, Idaho to play with the Blazers NBA D-League affiliate Idaho Stampede on January 3rd and 4th before returning to Portland to be activated.

(h/t to @CJMcCollum on twitter for posting the video)

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 started writing about NBA Basketball for SwishScout.com before being the Sports Reporter Intern for TrailBlazers.com. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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