February 12, 2014 at 10:26 pm #13600
I’m not sure how many people noticed but with Mo Williams out indefinitely due to the death of his sister, CJ has really taken advantage of the extended minutes.
2/8 Minnesota 28 min 19 points 3 rebounds 3 assists 2 steals
2/11 OK City 27 min 15 points 1 rebound 3 assists 2 steals
Turnovers are a bit of a problem yet as he adjust to the speed of the game but the prognosis is very good.February 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm #13602
Thanks TMH. I certainly noticed. In addition to Mo Williams being out, I think that the 2/5 game against the Knicks when CJ never got off the bench changed his outlook. I have a (totally unsubstantiated) feeling that CJ said to himself ‘if I’m not going to play anyway, I might as well be aggressive and do waht got me here.”
In the three games since (including the two you mentioned above), he is 15-28 and 7-13 from three. I read that Mo Williams rejoined the Blazers last ngiht. Hopefully CJ earned some more confidence from the coaches during his absence, but I think the rotation is probably going to get shuffled yet again.February 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm #13625
Wonderful article in the Portland Tribune and some well deserved PR for Rich Haas too.April 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm #14052April 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm #14056
CJM has become the invisible man in Portland. Last 6 games he has played a combined 5 minutes, with 3 DNP’s. Not looking good. There must be something Stotts doesn’t like about his game, as he has continued to lose minutes. I read an article on a Blazers blog and they said it was due to two reasons, first, his defensive play, and second, his inability to finish off the dribble at the rim. As Portland shortens up its’ playoff rotation, CJM is not in it.
Muscala has become much more of a factor since his return to the Hawks.April 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm #14138
For the first time in 12 games, CJ got more than 2 minutes. Portland was resting their starters with their playoff seed locked up in the last game of the regular season.
He responded well with 12 points, 4 boards, and 3 assists and the highest +/- on the team (+14).April 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm #14140
Muscala 15 points in 25 minutes for the Hawks. Interested to see if he gets any playoff run, along with CJ.May 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm #14290
I’m definitely feeling disappointed about how things seem to be breaking for CJ. Mo Williams has missed the last couple of games with an injury – and it doesn’t seem to have really helped CJ’s situation. Last night he got a few minutes, but Will Barton got a ton of time at the 2 – the box score shows 30 minutes. And his line looks very good.
CJ doesn’t seem the kind to get too down, but this has to be tough. Here’s hoping for some off-season developments…May 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm #14316
Good article, but I found it tough to read. Rough situation for CJ, I guess. And there’s a ‘pard comment after the article that made me want to strangle somebody…July 7, 2014 at 1:59 am #14671
Mo Williams opts out of his contract. The door is wide open. The journey begins anew next Saturday (I believe) as CJ is on the Las Vegas summer league roster. Last year he averaged 21 pts, 4 rbs and 3 assists. I can’t wait to see how a year of seasoning amps up his game this summer.July 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm #14676
For those interested..here is the summer league schedule for the BlazersJuly 11, 2014 at 12:18 am #14707
Recent interview with CJ on Summer League practice.July 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm #14708
Adding to the challenge and traffic jam in the back-court, the Blazers signed Steve Blake yesterday.July 13, 2014 at 2:08 am #14713
1st Summer League game in. Since when has CJ been unable to make FTs?July 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm #14727
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