Apparently, starting shooting guard C.J. McCollum has been suspended one game for leaving the bench during an altercation in a preseason game. And we Suns fans know ALL about that rule.
McCollum could appeal the ruling, I suppose, but we know from the 2007 playoffs that doesn’t delay the inevitable like it does in the NFL.
The Blazers can likely afford to miss McCollum against the Suns, considering the Suns are projected to be one of the worst teams in the league this season and the Blazers just dismantled them in Phoenix last week.
In McCollum’s absence, and in the wake of trading Allen Crabbe to New Jersey during the offseason, the Blazers will probably start Evan Turner, with Pat Connaughton probably coming off the bench in backup minutes. Anthony Morrow, Archie Goodwin and isaiah Briscoe were all waived by Portland on Friday.
Check out blazersedge.com for their reaction to the news.