NBA Trade News: Blazers Explore 16-17 Options With CJ McCollum, Mason Plumlee, Noah Vonleh
The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised their team options on guard CJ McCollum, center center Mason Plumlee and forward Noah Vonleh. The team is exploring options of the trio as the 16-17th members of the squad in the training camp.
McCollum, the 10th overall pick of the 2013 NBA draft, in his first two seasons featured in 100 games for the Blazers. He averaged of 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 14.5 minutes as Portland guard.
Plumlee was the 22nd overall pick in the same 2013 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets. The center averaged 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.77 blocks and 19.9 minutes in 152 games in his first two NBA seasons at Portland. Plumlee was acquired by Trail Blazers in a Steve Blake trade with Brooklyn Nets along with the draft rights of Pat Connaughton.
Vonleh, on the other hand, featured for the Charlotte Hornets in his rookie season. He was picked as ninth overall by in 2014 and played in 25 games. The forward averaged 3.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 10.4 minutes in his rookie season.
Blazers management decided to waive Mike Miller. Miller is set to sign for the Denver Nuggets.