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Portland Trail Blazers CJ McCollum elected as NBPA's new President, replacing Chris Paul

On Saturday (ET), Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was elected as the new President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Set to begin his four-year term immediately, the 29-year-old replaces Chris Paul - who was the player body's President for eight years from 2013 to 2021.

Prior to being elected as President, McCollum served as one of six Vice-Presidents of the NBPA and was also the Trail Blazers' Player representative to the Players Association for a brief time.

MORE: What is the NBPA & who is on their current Executive Committee?

"I am grateful for this opportunity to take over as the new President of the NBPA," said McCollum.

"Chris has done an incredible job over the last 8 years, strengthening the voice of the players as a whole and using his platform to make sure our membership is taken care of on and off the court. I look forward to stepping into this role and to further growing the game so that future players can continue to learn and benefit from the Union's work."

Taking McCollum's position as a Vice President is Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams.

"Since entering the league, I have wanted to be involved in the Players Association and contribute to the important decisions that impact our lives as players both on and off the court," said Williams. "I am honored to be selected by my peers for this position and excited to join the NBPA Executive Committee."

McCollum and Williams are part of the NBPA's Executive Committee that also includes the likes of Andre Iguodala (First VP), Harrison Barnes (Secretary-Treasurer), Bismack Biyombo (VP), Malcolm Brogdon (VP), Jaylen Brown (VP), Kyrie Irving (VP) and Garrett Temple (VP).

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