CJ McCollum Stats
- Height / Weight
- 75 / 202 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/19/1991 (32)
CJ McCollum Last 10 Games
CJ McCollum News
New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (lung) has been sidelined over three weeks, but is expected to return this week. The star guard continues to recover from a lung issue, but is targeting a return on either Wednesday or Friday. The expectation is that his minutes are going to be monitored for the first few games. However, he should still be a viable option in season-long fantasy formats. His return will likely hurt the fantasy value of Dyson Daniels who has been seeing increased time in his absence.
New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (lung) will miss a 12th consecutive game Monday versus the Jazz as he continues to recover from a small pneumothorax in his right lung. However, his return to the court shouldn't be far away anymore, as McCollum returned to full practice last Tuesday. McCollum was enjoying a fine start to the season before he was sidelined by an unusual injury, scoring 21.7 points per game and posting 4.8 rebounds with 5.7 assists and 1.5 steals. Jordan Hawkins and Dyson Daniels have seen major minutes on the Pelicans backcourt, and their fantasy value takes a hit once McCollum is back.
New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green said guard CJ McCollum (lung) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice. It perhaps contradicts Green's prior statement that doctors have yet to clear McCollum to resume basketball activities, suddenly giving the star combo guard a fighting chance to suit up on Wednesday versus the Sacramento Kings. McCollum was diagnosed with a small pneumothorax in his right lung on Nov. 5, which has kept him in indefinite shutdown mode ever since. The 32-year-old also experienced a collapsed right lung during 2020-21 that shelved him for six weeks, so the Pelicans are sure to play things as cautiously as possible here. McCollum, putting up third-round 9-category fantasy value with 21.7 points, 5.7 assists, 3.2 threes, and 1.7 steals in 34.3 minutes per game, should probably still be considered doubtful to play on Wednesday against the Kings unless we hear otherwise.
New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum was diagnosed with a small pneumothorax in his right lung after the team had some medical imaging done on Sunday morning. The Pelicans have announced that he will undergo an additional examination in 48 hours to determine the healing and see how long he might be out. Since it was diagnosed as a small collapsed lung, this issue could just be monitored until the excess air is absorbed, which could take up to several weeks. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned for more updates from the team after his further examinations are done.