April 18, 2018, 1:35 amZach CollinsPF/C, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Pelicans.
If the Blazers have any other big man screening at this point it's a bad offensive play. The Pelicans, like every playoff opponent facing this Portland squad, have rushed either big name guard and left the screener to beat them. The Blazers have opted to have guys like Ed Davis, Jusuf Nurkic and Al-Farouq Aminu get no attention while bringing their man over for double-teams, and it has predictably failed as the guards have been bottled up. With Collins that's not as easy as he can shoot, drive and score, and this isn't quite Scott Brooks territory circa OKC but it's getting close.