The Portland Trail Blazers have officially locked up their backcourt after signing guard CJ McCollum to a three-year, $100 million extension, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract extension --- extending his current deal to five years and $157 million, his agent, Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports, tells ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 30, 2019
As Wojnarowski noted, McCollum's overall deal with the Blazers is now five years, $157 million. The new deal will start in the 2021-20 season.
McCollum is coming off of another solid season averaging 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. In the postseason, the six-year veteran took his game to another level averaging 24.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists on 44.0% from the field and 39.3% from beyond the arc.
His most notable performance of the season came on a massive stage in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals where McCollum scored 37 points to defeat the Denver Nuggets on the road and lead Portland to the Conference Finals.
CJ McCollum exploded for a game-high 37 PTS and grabbed 9 REB in the @trailblazers Game 7 victory!#RipCity | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/MhEjuIicy1- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 13, 2019
The Trail Blazers have committed to their backcourt this offseason, signing All-NBA guard Damian Lillard to a four-year, $196 million extension earlier this summer. The tandem is now under contract until the 2025 season.