CJ McCollum dealt to New Orleans Pelicans for Josh Hart, additional compensation

If the reports come to fruition, CJ McCollum’s time with the Portland Trail Blazers is coming to an end.

Reports on twitter Tuesday morning from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania indicate the Blazers are in serious talks with the New Orleans Pelicans on a deal that would send McCollum to New Orleans, with Josh Hart and draft compensation as part of the return package for Portland.

The deal is still being finalized, but could be a done deal as soon as today.

Update: As part of the McCollum-Hart-draft compensation trade, Portland is reportedly sending Larry Nance, Jr. and Tony Snell to the Pelicans, while acquiring Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Tomas Satoransky.

Update 2: New Orleans is also sending a protected first-round pick and two second-round picks to Portland. The first-round pick is No. 5 to 14 protected for 2022, and if it doesn’t convey this year, the first-rounder kicks to the future for the Trail Blazers

More to come.

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