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CJ McCollum returns, Nurk drops 20 and 20 as Trail Blazers cruise in Orlando Locked On Blazers – Daily Podcast On The Portland Trail Blazers

    • Basketball

CJ McCollum made his return to the court for the first time since Dec. 4 on Monday, helping the Trail Blazers easily dispatch the lowly Orlando Magic, 98-88. McCollum finished with 16 points and looked mostly like himself in his first game back in nearly six weeks. Jusuf Nurkic was a force inside for the Blazers against Orlando, grabbing 22-rebounds to go with 21 points. The Magic had no answer for Nurk, who bullied his way to the third Barbara Walters game of his career.
Finally, let's talk about the adjustment coming for Anfernee Simons. He looked like an absolute star in six games to open January but that was without another high usage guard in the backcourt for about half of those games. Now he's sharing the court with McCollum and soon enough Norman Powell. Can Simons maintain his level of aggression while playing alongside other offensive forces? It's a something to keep an eye on over the next few weeks for the Blazers emerging guard.
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CJ McCollum made his return to the court for the first time since Dec. 4 on Monday, helping the Trail Blazers easily dispatch the lowly Orlando Magic, 98-88. McCollum finished with 16 points and looked mostly like himself in his first game back in nearly six weeks. Jusuf Nurkic was a force inside for the Blazers against Orlando, grabbing 22-rebounds to go with 21 points. The Magic had no answer for Nurk, who bullied his way to the third Barbara Walters game of his career.
Finally, let's talk about the adjustment coming for Anfernee Simons. He looked like an absolute star in six games to open January but that was without another high usage guard in the backcourt for about half of those games. Now he's sharing the court with McCollum and soon enough Norman Powell. Can Simons maintain his level of aggression while playing alongside other offensive forces? It's a something to keep an eye on over the next few weeks for the Blazers emerging guard.
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