CJ McCollum
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After the Portland Trail Blazers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets, the talks about the team’s future started. Reports appeared that CJ McCollum could be playing for another team next season.

According to the 29-year-old guard himself, he is not offended by people mentioning his name in trade rumors. “I don’t take offense to people mentioning me in trades, to people saying that I need to be traded or I should be this or I should be that or my worth is xyz because I signed up with this life, I signed up to play sports,” McCollum said on his own Pull Up Podcast.

“I’m thankful for it. I’ve prayed for the opportunity to be in this position since I was a child. I dedicated my life, I dedicated my time and my soul to this. So I’m not offended when people are under the opinion or impression that I should be moving or I should be traded.”

“We did lose. We went through a tough season so some in there might feel like we need change and there are a lot of ways in which we can create change with our roster without potentially trading me.”

This past season McCollum averaged 23.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game for the Blazers.