Despite numerous calls for them to break their explosive backcourt duo, the Portland Trail Blazers still choose to keep Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum on their team. Instead of giving up on their two best players, they continue to find ways to surround them with quality players that could help them carry the team to the top of the loaded Western Conference and capture the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey recently addressed the rumors surrounding McCollum, with Jason Quick of The Athletic reporting that the executive “staunchly rejected” the idea of trading the shooting guard.
However, some people still believe that the Trail Blazers should explore the possibility of trading McCollum if they are presented with a deal that could significantly improve their chances of winning a championship. According to Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report, trading McCollum should be “seriously considered” by Portland if they would be getting Houston Rockets superstar James Harden in return.
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