The Official CJ McCollum Thread

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  1. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    Russians, obvs.
     
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    That being said, Dumars was a STALWART defender. Jordan called him the defender that gives him the most trouble. He'd be a great defender nowadays too.
     
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    I want this motherfucker off of this team. Give me anyone, I don't give a shit. Anyone but CJ.
     
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    He's better than this. Needs to figure it out quick or that trade value is plummeting by the game
     
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    Almost every player in the league is better than he was tonight. Ridiculous at both ends.
     
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    Ja-mal Craw-ford!
     
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    Doesn't he have a decent 3-point shot? If so, he could mentor up Sauce and Layman on their shooting. Perhaps.
     
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    I don't think his stock is as high as a lot of you think it is. It just tells me Olshey like to over pay most of his players.
     
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    Parker. Wiggins, CJ. 3 turds in a pod. Which has the least trade value?
     
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    45 Games into the Season and this Thread is hot as never before, MeJ really fucked up his trade value. I doubt Teams are even interested in him. I would Never want him on my Team with his ridiculous contract.
     
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    I've been advocating moving CJ for 3 seasons now. Took a lot of flak for it early. It wasn't because of production. It was HOW he was producing and what it did to the rest of the team. Actually, I think he would be much better on his own....but not teamed with Dame. They both need the ball to be at their best.

    1 ball, 2 ball dominant guards.

    Doesn't really work.
     
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    ...ever! /
     
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    CJ is the antithesis of team basketball. My favorite play is when he “runs” a pick and roll with Nurk and hopscotches into Nurks space on the roll.
     
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    CJ had a tough night, and is having a bit of a down year. But how good is he compared to other teams number 2 scoring option?

    Here's a look at each team's number 2 scoring option, ranked by points-per-game and eFG%:

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    Yes, I know there are many ways to rank players. But I'm simply looking at the scoring efficiency of each team's number 2 option. Defense of course isn't take into account. Contracts aren't taken into account. Simply scoring productivity and efficiency.

    We all expect a lot out of CJ. He's got a big contract to live up to. And yes, he's having a down year. But looking at the league wide picture, I think CJ stacks up pretty good for the role that he's in.
     
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    But he's not having a "down year". Can we please end this myth?

    CJ's stats and production has been very consistent 3 of the 4 years he's been a starter. The one year aberration was when he won MIP....

    He's a good player, not a great player. This is who he is. He'd be a better player overall if he had his own team.
     
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    Same with me and Stotts.
     
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    Would a different coach make CJ more effective?
    Would a different SG make Stotts more effective?
     
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    Yes. I think a different coach would likely hold CJ more accountable.
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    No. A different SG would simply mask his flaws less apparent (a player that doesnt need to be held accountable will make a coach who struggles to hold his players accountable look better).
     
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