Money, money, money, money. Any time a huge contract is signed in the NBA I always think of the Million Dollar Man’s theme song and with CJ McCollum becoming the NBA’s latest $100 million man, the theme is probably running through a lot of people’s heads today.
McCollum signed a 3-year, $100 million extension that will keep CJ in Portland through the 2024 season.
“CJ McCollum is a franchise cornerstone and a critical part of our future,” Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey said. “This extension represents a strong level of commitment between CJ, the Trail Blazers and the city of Portland.
“In a summer where you see a lot of tandems being created, a lot of guys leaving small markets for bigger markets… that Dame and CJ were able to commit to each other and the organization is huge. Hopefully it sends a message,” Olshey added.
McCollum, 27, holds averages of 17.8 points (45.5% FG, 40.1% 3-PT, 83.9% FT), 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.87 steals in 411 games (314 starts) over six seasons with the Trail Blazers. The 12th leading scorer in franchise history (7,328 points), McCollum ranks seventh among franchise leaders in three-point shooting percentage, eighth in free throw percentage and third in three-pointers made (823).