PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) CJ McCollum became a starter for the Trail Blazers last season, broke out as the NBA's Most Improved Player then signed a big contract over the summer.
Driving him all along the way was third-year pressure.
"Because I knew that was a make-or-break year for me. I know that going into year three I hadn't played particularly well. I'd had flashes, but I just didn't sustain a level of consistency for a season.