CJ McCollum

McCollum inactive by mistake on pregame roster, misses game

Guard CJ McCollum was inadvertently left off the Trail Blazers’ active roster that was turned in before Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, making Portland’s second leading scorer ineligible to play. The Clippers beat the Blazers 109-98. Afterward, coach Terry Stotts took full responsibility for the error. “I signed the paper without really noticing it, but it’s my fault for not looking at it. Although we caught the error, we thought we’d caught it in time, apparently we did not, so CJ was ruled inactive, and that’s that.” The situation caused confusion at the start of the game.