On The CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson’s injuries early in the season for the Pelicans, CJ’s adjustment to playing with New Orleans, how teams are looking at the start of the 2022-23 NBA season and where Chris Paul ranks among NBA players after reaching 11,000 career assists.
0:00 Intro: Trash talking
0:35 CJ McCollum welcomes Izzy Gutierrez
1:46 Pelicans lose Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson to injury in loss
9:53 Pelicans are going hard in the paint
12:18 How’s CJ adjusted to playing point guard with the Pelicans
13:58 Building team camaraderie on the road
18:52 A team’s success can be predicted in the first 10 games
24:09 What’s going on in Philly with Joel Embiid and James Harden
28:34 Strong start for the Portland Trail Blazers, led by Damian Lillard
30:20 What are the unspoken rules of talking trash on the court?
32:44 Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul reaches 11,000 career assists
36:33 Where does Chris Paul rank among NBA players without a ring?
39:01 What constitutes an assist in the NBA these days?
41:58 What can we expect from the Pelican’s Brandon Ingram this year?
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