Sources -- Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum elected NBPA president

Sources told ESPN that CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers' guard, has been elected president of the National Basketball Players Association. He succeeds Chris Paul, who was elected two terms ago.McCollum, who has been a vice-president on the NBPA executive committee since 2018, has been involved in union decision making and negotiations with the NBA.He starts his presidency by continuing to search for a successor to Michele Roberts (NBPA executive director), who has been leading the union since 2014.McCollum, 29 years old, will lead the union's collective bargaining negotiations with the NBA. The deal could expire in 2022-2023 or before the 2023-2024 seasons if either party chooses not to opt out.McCollum's profile on court with the Blazers is impressive, which can help him lead the players' association. Since being selected 10th out of Lehigh in 2013, McCollum has averaged almost 19 points per game over nine seasons.