Pelicans’ CJ McCollum Diagnosed With Collapsed Lung

Pelicans shooting guard CJ McCollum recently suffered a small collapsed right lung, the team announced in a press release.CJ McCollum

McCollum, 32, is 6-foot-3 and is off to a good start for New Orleans, which sports a 4-2 record through Saturday. He is averaging 21.7 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds through the first six games, shooting 44 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3-pointers.

A product of Glen Oak High in Canton, Ohio, McCollum will be reevaluated in the next couple of days, the team said. It’s unclear how long he might be sidelined.

New Orleans suffered an array of injuries last season, including those to power forward Zion Williamson and small forward Brandon Ingram. This year, McCollum joins a growing list of injured Pelicans — including wing Troy Murphy III, guard Jose Alvarado and small forward Naji Marshall.

McCollum was the No. 10 overall pick out of Lafayette by the Trail Blazers in the 2013 NBA Draft. He appeared in 75 games with the Pelicans last season — his first full year in New Orleans — and averaged 20.9 points.

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