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Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Dishes eight assists in victory
McCollum ended Friday's 121-106 win over the Spurs with 19 points (8-18 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block across 38 minutes.
McCollum struggled from deep Friday, draining just one of eight tries from beyond the arc, but he went 7-for-10 from two-point range to finish with a respectable overall shooting line and 19 points. The veteran guard also thrived as a distributor, leading all players in the contest with a season-high eight dimes. This was McCollum's second game back following a 12-game absence due to a cracked rib and collapsed right lung, and he's looked solid in the pair of contests since his return, averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 assists, 3.5 boards, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over 33.0 minutes. Due to his recovery from the collapsed lung, McCollum won't be traveling to Chicago for Saturday's game against the Bulls, but he's expected to rejoin the Pelicans for Monday's game in Sacramento, according to Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Posts 20 points in return
McCollum (lung/rib) closed Wednesday's 124-114 victory over Philadelphia with 20 points (7-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block across 28 minutes.
McCollum returned from a 12-game absence due to a cracked rib and collapsed right lung and was able to take on a sizable workload right away. The veteran point guard didn't seem to have gathered much rust during his time off the court, shooting respectably from deep and from the field overall and finishing second on the Pelicans in scoring. McCollum may be held to around 30 minutes for another game or two, but after the strong showing in his return to the lineup, fantasy managers should feel confident moving forward in expecting numbers around the 21.4 points, 5.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 triples and 1.6 steals he has averaged this season. McCollum is set to play again Friday versus the Spurs in New Orleans, but he doesn't plan to make the trip to Chicago for Saturday's game against the Bulls. McCollum should be good to play Friday's home game against the Spurs, and we should know soon when he's allowed to travel with the team, as he still needs to be cleared to do so.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Starting, but will be limited
McCollum (lung/chest) will start Wednesday's game against the 76ers, but he will have a minutes restriction, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
It's unclear exactly what the limitations will be, but fantasy managers can probably expect McCollum to play 20-to-25 minutes during his return from a 12-game absence. McCollum's presence likely means fewer minutes for Dyson Daniels, Jose Alvarado and Jordan Hawkins.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Upgraded to probable Wednesday
McCollum (lung) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.
Earlier Wednesday, McCollum announced his intentions to return from a 12-game absence, so the Pelicans' decision to upgrade him from questionable to probable doesn't come as a major surprise. According to Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, McCollum will play again Friday versus the Spurs if all goes well Wednesday, though he won't be available for Saturday's game in Chicago since he's still facing some restrictions with air travel while he works his way back from a small pneumothorax in his right lung. However, McCollum does plan to make the trip to Sacramento to play against the Kings on Dec. 4.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Plans to play Wednesday
McCollum (lung) announced on his podcast, "The CJ McCollum Show," that he intends to play Wednesday against the 76ers, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The Pelicans officially list McCollum as questionable for Wednesday's game, but based on his own comments, the 32-year-old is likely closer to "probable" as the 8 p.m. ET tipoff approaches. McCollum is scheduled to take part in the Pelicans' morning shootaround, and if all goes well, the team could confirm shortly thereafter that he's been cleared to return from a 12-game absence due to a cracked rib and collapsed right lung. McCollum will most likely reclaim his role as the Pelicans' starting point guard if he's cleared to play Wednesday, though he could be on a soft minutes restriction.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Could make return Wednesday
McCollum (lung) will participate in shootaround Wednesday and could be cleared to make his return to the Pelicans lineup later that night in Philadelphia, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports. He's officially listed as questionable.
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Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Aiming to return this week
McCollum (chest) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jazz, but he's planning to suit up either Wednesday versus Philadelphia or Friday versus San Antonio, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
McCollum is set to miss a 12th straight game Monday due to a small pneumothorax in his right lung, but he returned to full practices last week and is expected to suit up during the Pelicans' upcoming two-game homestand. New Orleans ends the week with a Friday/Saturday back-to-back, so even if McCollum is cleared to suit up, it's unlikely he'll play more than two games this week. The star shooting guard will presumably be on a minutes restriction for his first few games back in action.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Still out
McCollum (chest) won't play in Monday's game against the Jazz.
McCollum is set to miss his 12th consecutive game due to a small pneumothorax in his right lung. The 11th-year pro returned to practice Tuesday with full participation, so a return to game action seems to be coming in the near future. McCollum's next opportunity to suit up will come Wednesday against Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Remains out Saturday
McCollum (chest) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Jazz.
McCollum will miss his 11th straight game Saturday due to a small pneumothorax in his right lung. However, the veteran guard returned to practice Tuesday and is gearing up for a return, with Monday's rematch with Utah his next opportunity to do so. Jose Alvarado, Dyson Daniels and Jordan Hawkins should continue to receive extended minutes in McCollum's absence.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Fully participates in practice
Pelicans head coach Willie Green said McCollum (chest) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Though Green didn't go into detail how rigorous Tuesday's practice session was, McCollum's ability to participate is obviously a great sign. McCollum has been sidelined since the beginning of November after being diagnosed with a small pneumothorax in his right lung. On Monday, Green said McCollum remains without a clear return timetable and wasn't cleared for basketball activities yet, so despite the positive update just one day later, the point guard will likely remain out for a few more games as he ramps up his conditioning. Following Wednesday's matchup against the Kings, New Orleans begins a three-game road trip, but it's unclear if McCollum will travel with the team or stay behind to finish his rehab.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Still without return timeline
Pelicans head coach Willie Green said Monday that McCollum (lung) remains without a clear timeline to return to basketball activities, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "They are still working it out with the doctors. They want to make sure CJ gets to the floor healthy and safely," Green said. "Once they give us his timeline, we will know more. Right now, he can work out. But it's really in their hands."
McCollum has missed the Pelicans' last eight games since being diagnosed Nov. 5 with a small pneumothorax in his right lung after he underwent medical imaging. The 32-year-old guard previously dealt with a collapsed right lung during the 2020-21 season while he was still a member of the Trail Blazers, missing 17 games over six weeks due to the injury. McCollum won't necessarily face a similar timeline following the latest setback with his lung, but his return to game action doesn't seem imminent either. Until McCollum is cleared to resume on-court work, a target date for his return to the New Orleans lineup likely won't come into focus.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Out Monday
McCollum (chest) remains out for Monday's game against the Kings.
McCollum (chest) remains without a clear timetable to return due to a collapsed right lung, and he won't be available as the Pels begin a four-game week. Jordan Hawkins and Dyson Daniels will likely continue to see extended minutes in McCollum's absence, especially if Jose Alvarado (ankle) remains sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Progressing in recovery
The Pelicans announced Wednesday that imaging on McCollum's (chest) collapsed right lung revealed positive healing, but no timetable for return was given.
McCollum has already been ruled out for Wednesday's contest versus Minnesota, but it appears that the veteran guard may not be headed toward as lengthy of an absence as initially expected. With Jose Alvarado (ankle) out for multiple weeks, Kira Lewis, Dyson Daniels and Jordan Hawkins should continue to receive increased playing time. While there is no set timetable for McCollum to return, he will almost certainly have to log a few practices before seeing game action.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Diagnosed with collapsed lung
McCollum was diagnosed with a small collapsed right lung Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The Pelicans announced Sunday that McCollum will be re-evaluated in the next 48 hours to determine his course of healing, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss time due to the issue. More information should be available after he's further examined by the team's medical staff, but the 32-year-old also sustained a collapsed lung in December of 2021 and was forced to miss a month and a half. With Jose Alvarado (ankle) also sidelined, Kira Lewis, Dyson Daniels and Jordan Hawkins should see increased run in McCollum's absence.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Leads charge in win over Detroit
McCollum supplied 33 points (10-23 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 10-11 FT), four rebounds and five assists across 35 minutes during Thursday's 125-116 victory over Detroit.
Even without Zion Williamson (rest) and Brandon Ingram (knee) available on the second night of a back-to-back, McCollum was able to lead the Pelicans to their fourth win in five games to begin the season. The veteran guard has had an impressive start to the campaign, delivering at least five assists and two made three-pointers in every contest while scoring 24 or more in three of the five. While Ingram lacks a clear timeline for his return, Williamson should be back on the court Saturday against the Hawks to help take some of the load off McCollum's shoulders.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Leading scorer in win
McCollum chipped in 29 points (10-17 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists and one block across 37 minutes during Wednesday's 110-106 victory over the Thunder.
22 of McCollum's points came in the second half -- including 13 in the fourth quarter -- as the Pelicans fought their way back from a 19-point deficit. He got more opportunities in Wednesday's game with Brandon Ingram (knee) missing his second straight game, and the former should see more playing time and shots for as long as the latter remains out.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Lifts offense in losing effort
McCollum totaled 19 points (7-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal over 33 minutes during Monday's 130-102 loss to the Warriors.
McCollum led all Pelicans players in points and assists while hauling in a team-high-tying rebound total. The point guard has gotten off to a hot start for New Orleans, tallying 18.3 points, 6.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 33.3 minutes per contest. McCollum has posted at least 19 points, five assists and four rebounds in two of his three outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Leads Pels in scoring
McCollum had 24 points (8-16 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block over 37 minutes in Wednesday's 111-104 win over the Grizzlies.
McCollum had six of the Pelicans' 14 three-point makes on the evening, and his 11 attempts from deep were the most on the team. His 37 minutes were second to Herbert Jones, which was necessary with Jose Alvarado (ankle) out for at least two more weeks. McCollum will look to continue his hot shooting Saturday when the Pelicans play in their home debut against the Knicks.... See More ... See Less
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