Sources: McCollum to observe CP3 as NBPA prez


Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been elected because the president of the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation, succeeding two-term president Chris Paul, sources instructed ESPN.

McCollum has been a vp on the NBPA’s government committee since 2018 and has been deeply concerned in union decision-making and negotiations with the NBA.

He begins the presidency with a search ongoing to discover a successor to NBPA government director Michele Roberts, who’s led the union since 2014.

McCollum, 29, will probably be tasked with main the union in collective bargaining talks with the NBA on a deal that might expire in 2022-2023 if both facet chooses to opt-out — or previous to the 2023-2024 season.

McCollum has a major profile on the court docket with the Blazers, which could be useful in main the gamers affiliation. He is averaged practically 19 factors a recreation in 9 seasons since he was chosen tenth general out of Lehigh in 2013.

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