Heat Check 2020-21: Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have leaned on C.J. McCollum to start the 2020-21 campaign and the 29-year-old has responded in kind, showing just what he’s capable of when the ball flows through him.

Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic, in contrast, have been relatively quiet after dominating in the bubble, expect a progression to the mean for those two, which bodes well for a deep Portland squad.

For more information about the numbers behind our Heat Check series, hop over to our main Heat Check 2020-21 post.

CJ McCollum28.0p, 3.5r, 6.3a🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Gary Trent Jr.13.0p, 2.0r, 1.3a🔥🔥
Enes Kanter11.5p, 10.3r, 0.0a🔥🔥
Harry Giles III5.0p, 3.5r, 0.0a❄❄
Derrick Jones Jr.6.5p, 3.8r, 0.5a❄❄❄
Carmelo Anthony11.7p, 3.3r, 1.3a❄❄❄
Anfernee Simons3.3p, 0.3r, 0.3a❄❄❄
Robert Covington5.5p, 5.3r, 1.5a❄❄❄❄
Rodney Hood2.8p, 1.5r, 1.8a❄❄❄❄❄
Damian Lillard23.0p, 4.5r, 6.3a❄❄❄❄❄
Jusuf Nurkic9.8p, 7.5r, 3.3a❄❄❄❄❄

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