Collins (ankle) is sidelined for Tuesday's summer league contest against the Spurs.
Collins left Sunday's game against the Hawks due to an ankle injury, and it appears Portland is opting to be cautious with the big man. Through two summer league games, he's totaled 13 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks across 50 minutes.
Collins left Sunday's game against the Hawks with a right ankle injury and will not return.
With already plenty of NBA experience under his belt for someone playing in summer league, chances are the Trail Blazers are extra cautious with Collins, especially given that he is seen as a key piece for the future of the team. Portland's next game is on Tuesday afternoon against the Spurs, but the team will likely hold Collins out if there is even a little concern surrounding his health.
Collins had his nose broken during Tuesday's practice, keeping him out of contact work Wednesday, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. However, Collins intends to play during Saturday's summer league tilt agains the Jazz.
Collins, the 10th overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft, won't miss the opportunity to showcase the work he put in during the offseason. He appeared in 66 games last season, averaging 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds across 15.8 minutes.
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.
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