Collins had his contract for the 2022-23 season guaranteed by the Spurs on Friday, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Collins is under contract for two more seasons with San Antonio, though the final year is still not guaranteed. The organization has opted to bring Collins back after a solid first season, though much of it was spent rehabbing ankle/foot issues, and he didn't make his debut until Feb. 4. During his final 12 appearances, Collins averaged 10.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 20.5 minutes.
Collins accumulated seven points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and three blocks across 22 minutes during Saturday's 100-94 loss to the Warriors. Collins was moved into the starting lineup Saturday in place of Jakob Poeltl (back), and he came through with his second double-digit rebound effort over his past four contests. The big man did snap a four-game streak of double-digit scoring performances, however, as he took only five shots from the field. Collins has become an increasingly important part of the Spurs' rotation down the stretch and could be a key frontcourt factor in the team's play-in game(s) during the coming week.
Collins will start Saturday's game against the Warriors. With a handful of Spurs players, including Jakob Poeltl (back), shelved, Collins will get the start. In his three previous nods, he's averaged 10.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.7 minutes.
Collins closed with 18 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-10 FT), 13 rebounds and two assists over 31 minutes during Sunday's 113-92 win over the Trail Blazers. Collins scored in double digits for the fourth time over his last five games, and he fully took advantage of a spot start Sunday with Jakob Poeltl (back) sidelined. Collins should head back to the bench if Poeltl is able to face the Nuggets on Tuesday, though.
Collins is starting Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers. Jakob Poeltl was a late scratch for Sunday's matchup due to lower back tightness, so Collins will make his first start since March 12. Collins has scored in double figures in three of his last four appearances and has averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 19.5 minutes per game during that time.
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