Collins mustered 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt) and five rebounds across 22 minutes during Portland's 111-102 loss to the Pelicans in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Collins saw some unexpected run off the bench in the wake of Jusuf Nurkic's third-quarter exit from the game with a leg injury. The rookie parlayed the opportunity into his best scoring total since March 30, and he could find himself in an expanded role once again in Game 3 if Nurkic is unable to suit up for the contest.
The lottery pick has shown spurts of offensive potential throughout the season but in games like Thursday, he has proven that he is not capable of scoring on a consistent basis just yet. Collins is currently averaging 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds through 63 games played during his rookie campaign.
Collins had 12 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes during Friday's 125-108 victory over Golden State.
Like Ed Davis, Collins saw some extra run against the small ball of the Warriors. Starter Jusuf Nurkic only played 20 minutes and while he did manage a double-double, he was far from impressive. Collins gives the Blazers the ability to stretch the floor, something Nurkic cannot do. While he does not hold any real fantasy value at this stage, the situation is worth keeping an eye on, especially if Nurkic put together a string of poor performances.
Collins generated 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 28 minutes in Saturday's 108-100 win over the Thunder.
The 2017 first-round pick's scoring surge was rather unexpected, as he hadn't tallied a double-digit point total since Dec. 23. Collins drained multiple threes for the second time in the last three contests, and he's now hauled in between four and six boards in four of the past five games. Those numbers afford him some modest fantasy value in very deep formats, but until the rookie can start displaying much more efficiency on the offensive end, he retains minimal appeal.
Collins, who suffered a lip laceration earlier in Sunday's game against the Celtics, has been cleared to return to the contest, NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Collins took an elbow to the face earlier Sunday that resulted in him sustaining the cut, but the rookie center is apparently good to go after being looked at by the Trail Blazers' training staff. With single-digit points and rebounds in each of his prior 19 games, Collins is well removed from the fantasy radar in most settings.
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