October 29, 2018, 9:41 pmZach CollinsF/C, Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins performed well again on Monday against the Pacers with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, a block and a 3-pointer.
He was a plus-22 in this game and outplayed Jusuf Nurkic. Collins is the most versatile big on the Blazers roster and the rebounding numbers are a bit low, but that's because Caleb Swanigan and Al-Farouq Aminu both grabbed 10 boards. What Collins brings to the table is the ability to roll and fade from screens and defend better than Nurkic. We thought he would supplant Nurkic next season in the starting lineup, but tonight he logged 27 minutes against Nurkic's 18 (five points, five rebounds, two assists). He's quickly emerging as the center of choice in Portland.