C.J. McCollum, Spencer Hawes
Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Spencer Hawes defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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 ESPN.com'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.