Trail Blazers Exercise Team Options on Meyers Leonard and CJ McCollum

Portland picks up fourth-year team option on Leonard, third-year option on McCollum

PORTLAND, Ore. (October 27, 2014) – The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised team options on the contracts of center Meyers Leonard and guard CJ McCollum, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey.

Portland exercised its fourth-year team option on Leonard, who holds averages of 4.4 points (52.2% FG), 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 14.3 minutes in 109 games over two seasons with the Trail Blazers. The team selected Leonard with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Illinois.

The Trail Blazers picked up the third-year team option on McCollum. The 10th overall selection in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft out of Lehigh, McCollum averaged 5.3 points (37.5% 3-PT), 1.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 12.5 minutes in 38 games during his rookie 2013-14 season.

The Trail Blazers tip-off the 2014-15 NBA season on Wednesday, Oct. 29 vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Moda Center.