Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum Suspended For Leaving Bench

The NBA announced on Saturday that Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation.

The incident occurred with 9:33 remaining in the fourth quarter of Portland’s 113-104 preseason win over the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 11 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

McCollum will be suspended for the first game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

The guard will miss the teams season opener.