Trail Blazers

CJ McCollum putting in early morning work at Blazers practice facility

Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers workouts are well underway.

Between Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons showing off their various workout routines on social media, Rip City has been keeping up with their favorite Trail Blazers.

But if anyone was looking for a little Monday motivation, CJ McCollum provided just that in his latest Twitter post.

It seems an early morning workout does the body good!

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McCollum tweeted out:

“Good morning shift. Happy Monday” with one photo of his very sweaty shirt.

He clearly got in a good lifting session and more by the looks of it.


Even though this offseason has meant more trade talks involving McCollum and Lillard, both have stayed steady and continued to put in the work. While Lillard and Team USA get set for this year’s Olympics, McCollum is in Portland working on his early morning routine.

As the Blazers continue their offseason training, the NBA offseason is really just about to begin.

Here’s a look at the key dates for the remainder of the offseason:

  • July 19: Deadline for an early entry player to withdraw from the NBA Draft (2 p.m. PT)
  • July 29: 2021 NBA Draft
  • Aug. 2: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (3 p.m. PT)
  • Aug. 6: Teams can begin signing free agents (9:01 a.m. PT)
  • Aug 8-17: MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 (Las Vegas)

And to CJ McCollum -- thanks for the motivation today!!