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Top Zach Collins News

  • Spurs' Zach Collins: Set for another G League appearance

    Collins (ankle), who suited up for the G League's Austin Spurs on Monday, will appear in at least one more game for the affiliate before rejoining San Antonio, Jeff Garcia of KENS 5 San Antonio reports.

    Considering Collins hasn't made an appearance at the NBA level since August 2020 while dealing with a slew of injuries, the Spurs aren't inclined to rush him back into action with the parent club. He received 19 minutes Monday in his first competitive action in a year and a half, producing eight points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three blocks, two assists, one rebound and one steal in Austin's 127-124 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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  • Spurs' Zach Collins: Assigned to G League

    Collins (ankle) has been assigned to the G League's Austin Spurs and will be available for Monday's game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Jeff Garcia of KENS 5 in San Antonio reports.

    The Spurs have provided little in the way of updates on the big man, who hasn't played in an NBA game since August 2020. A series of injuries -- most recently, surgery on his left ankle -- has derailed Collins' career, but he looks like he's finally moving in the right direction. Presumably, he'll play in multiple G League games before making his Spurs debut, which could conceivably come before the end of the month. The 2017 lottery pick signed a three-year, $22 million deal with the Spurs in free agency this past summer. In four seasons with Portland, Collins appeared in 66, 77, 11 and 0 games, respectively.

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  • Spurs' Zach Collins: Without clear target date

    Collins said Tuesday that he's avoided any setbacks in his recovery from the left ankle surgery he underwent over the summer, but he remains without a definitive target date to make his season and Spurs debut, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. "Just whenever I'm ready, whenever I'm feeling good," Collins said, when asked when he might be available to play. "I haven't played for so long, conditioning and getting the rhythm back is where I am right now."

    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said shortly before the season that Collins likely wouldn't be cleared to play until after the holiday season, and that still appears to be the case more than two months later. Collins initially sustained a stress reaction of his left ankle while playing for Portland at the NBA bubble in Orlando in the summer of 2020 and underwent surgery that August, then required a follow-up procedure in late December of that year. He had been gearing up for a return late in the 2020-21 campaign, only to fracture the same ankle again in late June while rehabbing. Despite Collins' sketchy track record on the health front, the Spurs still recognized enough potential in the 2017 lottery pick to sign him to a three-year deal this summer. Even so, Collins will likely face significant limitations whenever he's ready to suit up for the Spurs, presumably sitting out one half of back-to-back sets while having a minute restriction in place.

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  • Spurs' Zach Collins: Won't be back before Christmas

    Collins (foot) will not make his season debut before Christmas, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Collins re-fractured his foot in June. While his timetable is still relatively unclear, we at least know now that he won't be back before Christmas. Collins is avoidable in almost all redraft leagues, though it's hard to dissuade fantasy managers in very deep leagues from taking a last-round gamble.

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  • Zach Collins: Headed to San Antonio

    Collins (foot) has agreed to a three-year, $22 million deal with the Spurs, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The Gonzaga product has dealt with a slew of injuries during his NBA career, most recently re-fracturing his surgically repaired left foot in June. Collins' last appearance in an NBA game came in the Blazers' final seeding game in the Orlando bubble prior to the start of the 2020 postseason. The 23-year-old has played in just 11 games since the 2018-19 season, and at this stage it's unclear when he'll be cleared to return to full-contact work.

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  • Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Becomes unrestricted free agent

    Collins (foot) will not be extended a qualifying offer by the Trail Blazers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jason Quick of The Athletic reports.

    Since being drafted 10th overall in 2017, Collins has appeared in just 154 total games, missing time due to injuries. Most recently, it was a broken foot that cost him all of 2020-21. With Collins becoming an unrestricted free agent, he can sign anywhere that offers him a deal without the possibility of Portland matching. However, given his injury history, it's not clear what sort of contract and role he'll step into next season. For his career, he's averaged 5.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game. He has upside as a three-point shooter (33.6 percent in his past 88 appearances) and shot blocker (1.4 blocks per 36 minutes).

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  • Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Re-fractures foot

    Collins recently re-fractured his surgically repaired left foot, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Collins underwent a procedure in late December to address a left ankle stress fracture and appeared to have a shot to return late in the 2020-21 campaign after getting his cast removed in early February, but he ultimately missed the entire season after playing in just 11 games in 2019-20. With the Gonzaga product having now suffered yet another significant setback, his availability for the start of the 2021-22 season is in jeopardy. The 10th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Collins was considered a relatively high-upside prospect after a pair of encouraging seasons to begin his career, but as the injuries continue to pile up, it's difficult to gauge how he'll be valued as he enters free agency this summer. Collins' last appearance in an NBA game came in the Blazers' final seeding game in the Orlando bubble (Aug. 15) prior to the start of the 2020 postseason.

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  • Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Out for finale

    Collins (ankle) remains out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Nuggets, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Collins got his cast removed in early February, but it still remains unclear if the big man will be available for the playoffs in any capacity since the team has been quiet about his rehab. Fantasy managers drafting for a postseason league should operate under the assumption that he won't play.

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  • Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Still out Saturday

    Collins (ankle) will remain out for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Collins had his cast removed from his surgically-repaired left ankle in early February, but the big man remains without a clear timeline for making his 2020-21 debut. According to Jack Winter of SI.com, the Trail Blazers reportedly have some hope that Collins could be available for the playoffs, if not the final couple weeks of the regular season, which concludes May 16. Given Collins' lengthy layoff, the Trail Blazers likely won't be counting on him to play major minutes whenever he returns.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 250 lbs
Birthplace: North Las Vegas, NV
Age: 24
Class: Junior