CJ McCollum says James Harden is very good at basketball and doesn’t care about what the Houston guard does in his free time.
The Houston Rockets had their season opener last night against the Portland Trail Blazers after their initial season opener was postponed due to health and safety reasons. According to sources, a staffer on the Rockets had contracted COVID-19.
The Rockets were missing key pieces in their bout against the Blazers. Eric Gordon, John Wall, and Demarcus Cousins all sat out due to COVID-19 concerns. Despite this, the Rockets put up an enthralling fight against CJ McCollum and the Blazers.
The talk of the night has been James Harden’s superb performance amidst the trade rumors, placing him on a multitude of teams. Ironically enough, the Blazers are on Harden supposed list of teams he would like to be traded to.
The Blazers vs. Rockets game provided us with two incredible performances from both team’s starting shooting guards.
CJ McCollum gives James Harden his props following the Blazers-Rockets game
Harden and McCollum lit it up from all over the court, as they each dropped 44 points a piece. CJ McCollum hit a career high nine 3 pointers, while Harden had himself a 44 point, 17 assist game.
The Blazers edged out the Rockets in OT as CJ McCollum hit his 9th three to put the Blazers up 128-126.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 27, 2020
After the game, McCollum was asked about James Harden. CJ replied, “James Harden is really good man. Regardless of what he does in his free time. He is really f—king good at basketball”.
CJ McCollum- “James Harden is really good man. Regardless what he does in his free time, He is really fucking good at basketball.”
— ChadinPortland (@ChadinRipCity) December 27, 2020
Harden’s chances of being traded to the Blazers are quite slim. Though Harden has reportedly made it apparent that a trade to Portland would be fine by him, it is the Blazers front office who might be hesitant.
Damian Lillard has poured everything he has into the Blazers. It would be quite a breach of trust if the Blazers trade away teammates of his who he has grown fond of. This would especially be the case if the Blazers include McCollum in the trade. It’s quite well known that CJ and Dame are close friends.