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CJ McCollum passes Mychal Thompson for 9th on Blazers all-time scoring list

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CJ McCollum entered Saturday evening's contest against the Atlanta Hawks tied with Mychal Thompson for ninth on the all-time Trail Blazers scoring list with 9,215.

Now with his first bucket tonight, CJ McCollum has moved up into sole possession of ninth place on the all-time Portland Trail Blazer scoring list.

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Last week, CJ passed Rasheed Wallace to enter the top-ten against the Sacramento Kings.

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Next up for McCollum will be Geoff Petrie who had 9,732 points in seven seasons as the Trail Blazers point guard from 1970-76. 

Here’s the updated top 10 on the Blazers all-time scoring list as of the first quarter vs. Atlanta:

  1. Clyde Drexler (18,040)
  2. Damian Lillard (15,120)
  3. LaMarcus Aldridge (12,562)
  4. Terry Porter (11,330)
  5. Clifford Robinson (10,405)
  6. Jerome Kersey (10,067)
  7. Jim Paxson (10,003)
  8. Geoff Petrie (9,732)
  9. CJ McCollum (9,218) 
  10. Mychal Thompson (9,215)

It's possible McCollum can enter the top-five in Blazers all-time scoring this season, given he has 59 games remaining after tonight. In 2019-20, McCollum scored 1,554 regular-season points in 70 games played while averaging 22.2 points per game. 

Entering Saturday, CJ has been averaging a career-high 27.6 points game through 12 games for 331 points so far this season. At that pace, McCollum will end the 2020-21 regular season with 11,216 points which would be good for fifth all-time in Trail Blazers history. 

Will he do it? With how he's been balling so far this season, it's tough to bet against him.