McCollum No. 3 On NBA.com Rookie Ladder
With just one Las Vegas Summer League game under his belt, CJ McCollum finds himself at No. 3 on the NBA.com Rookie Ladder
, behind Boston power forward Kelly Olynyk and Orlando guard Victor Oladipo and in front of Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams.
McCollum breaks into the Top 10 with his fantastic debut on Saturday. With 15 of his 22 points coming in the first half, the No. 10 overall pick looks like a keeper for the Blazers. Like Damian Lillard did last year, McCollum drew oohs and ahh with several moves, including one particular step-back 3 after crossing up his defender. Will be interesting to see if the Blazers PG can continue his run and make a push for the top rung.
It will also be interesting if Allen Crabbe can make his way onto the Top 10 with a couple solid performances in Las Vegas. He got off to a rough start against the Suns (5 points on 2-of-7 shooting) but there's still plenty of time to get on track, especially if he ends up absorbing Victor Claver's (right thigh contusion) minutes.