Yeah, it’s a little disconcerting. Especially since other young guys (Will Barton and Allen Crabbe) seem to be stealing some of what had been CJ’s minutes. Barton was playing under 5 mpg pre all star game and is playing around 12 mpg post all star, while CJ’s minutes were 15 pre and 12 post all star weekend. Also, the Blazers are in a bit of a tailspin so the coaches aren’t exactly looking for opportunities to get CJ more time.
All that said, I think it will mostly come down to 1) what the blazers choose to do with Mo Williams this offseason, and 2) training camp next year. CJ had a huge hill to climb after missing all that time, so I hope he gets a fair shake next season from training camp. If he does, I think he’ll be fine.