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Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum will not play opening night against the Phoenix Suns, as the NBA has suspended the sharpshooter for leaving the bench during a preseason game altercation, according to ESPN.
The NBA has suspended Portland guard CJ McCollum for opening night for leaving bench during a preseason game altercation.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 14, 2017
Here is the video of McCollum leaving the bench.
McCollum, a four-year veteran, averaged 23.0 points per game last season while shooting 48.0 percent from the field and 42.1 percent beyond the arc.
Per the NBA’s press release:
“Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation. McCollum will be suspended for the first game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.”