October 13, 2018, 12:54 amZach CollinsC/F, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins started next to Jusuf Nurkic in Friday's preseason finale and was able to post 15 points, 10 rebounds, a 3-pointer, a steal and a block.
Collins went 7-of-10 from the field in 31 minutes and it's a look that the Blazers' staff would like to get a look at going forward. Collins will still do most of his work as the backup center but can be enough of a shooting threat to make defenses think twice about collapsing into the paint. He's got a fun stat set down the line but probably shouldn't be viewed as more than a top-200 guy this year. Nurkic went for 10 & 7 with a block in 17 minutes in a tune-up effort.