Collins, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) returning to the starting lineup, will head back to the bench for Friday's game against the Magic, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.
Collins drew his first career start Wednesday, posting nine points, three rebounds and a block across 21 minutes of action. With Nurkic back, however, he'll likely go back to his usual role.
Collins will start Wednesday's game against Miami, Blazers reporter Casey Haldahl reports.
With Jusuf Nurkic still out of action, the Blazers will pivot away from Meyers Leonard, who's battling an illness, and give Collins his first NBA start. The rookie out of Gonzaga played 25 minutes off the bench Tuesday against the Warriors, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Collins (illness) played seven minutes off the bench in the Blazers' win over Indiana on Friday.
The rookie came in battling an illness but was ultimately cleared to play. Collins was held without a point, shooting 0-of-4 from the field, including 0-of-1 from three, to go with two rebounds, one turnover and two fouls.
Collins (illness) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Pacers, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Collins' regular season debut was delayed after the rookie woke up feeling ill Wednesday morning. It looks like he has now put the illness behind him now and should be a full go for Friday's matchup in Indiana. Collins is expected to serve as Jusuf Nurkic's primary backup at center this season.
Collins is unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Suns due to gastroenteritis, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.
Collins woke up feeling ill, so he'll have to wait a little while longer before making his NBA debut. With the rookie out, Ed Davis should see some extra run behind Jusuf Nurkic at center. Consider Collins questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers.
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