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Blazer's Edge Aug 19, 2018
Zach Collins’ Offensive Game Needs Work

Zach Collins’ Offensive Game Needs Work

The young big man is mostly known for defense, but here are some goals for him on the offensive end in Year 2. “It’s our responsibility to move him back closer to the basket. We compared him a lot to like a Kevin McHale, LaMarcus Aldridge when he was younger – even like a young Rasheed [Wallace]. And we moved him away from the basket…What I’d like to see is him getting back to being more of an inside-outside threat.” - Neil Olshey on ESPN at the Draft Combine This is what the Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations said when discussing plans for Zach Collins heading...
Rip City Project Aug 17, 2018

Blazers: 5 goals for Zach Collins to achieve in the 2018-2019 season

Zach Collins scared Blazers fans with an underwhelming 2017 Summer League and preseason debut, but developed mightily through the second half of his rookie season. Here are five goals for him to continue that improvement. Unlike his draft counterpart, Zach Collins did not start his Blazers career well. At the 2017 Summer League, he shot […] Blazers: 5 goals for Zach Collins to achieve in the 2018-2019 season - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 14, 2018

Who should join Zach Collins in the Blazers reserve frontcourt?

Losing Ed Davis left a hole in the Blazers bench rotation. Who will join Zach Collins as the other reserve big man? The Portland Trail Blazers allowed, actually encouraged, Ed Davis to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on opening night of free agency. No new center took his place, leaving a hole in Terry Stotts’ […] Who should join Zach Collins in the Blazers reserve frontcourt? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Aug 13, 2018
Betting on Zach Collins to Develop like CJ McCollum Is a Big Gamble

Betting on Zach Collins to Develop like CJ McCollum Is a Big Gamble

With Ed Davis gone, Collins is in line for a promotion; but is he ready like McCollum was in 2016? When Portland Trail Blazers executive Neil Olshey recently tackled a bevy of topics surrounding the Blazers’ offseason, one thing that surprised me was his explanation why Ed Davis leaving for the Brooklyn Nets was good for second-year big man Zach Collins. Olshey is under the assumption Collins is ready for bigger minutes, a la CJ McCollum in 2016 after Wesley Matthews left — but should we really expect that? Olshey’s comments Olshey seemed to heavily hint about a Collins promotion. He...
Blazer's Edge Aug 9, 2018
Video: Breaking Down Zach Collins in Pick-and-Roll Defense

Video: Breaking Down Zach Collins in Pick-and-Roll Defense

The jury is still out on overall impact, but Collins didn’t disappoint on the defensive end. Throughout the pre-draft process and his rookie season, Portland Trail Blazers power forward Zach Collins’ offensive skill set got a lot of coverage. His combination of size and skill made him the perfect for the modern game. While the offense hasn’t quite come around yet, the other end of the floor has boosted his on-court value early in his career. Billed as a strong offensive threat and passable defender, Collins’ story was reversed in Year One. He graded out as the best rim protector on...
Rip City Project Aug 4, 2018

Ed Davis needed to leave for Zach Collins to take on bigger role

Neil Olshey thinks the Blazers waited too long to give CJ McCollum his chance in 2015-2016. He won’t make that mistake again with Zach Collins. Like most Portland Trail Blazers first round picks, CJ McCollum injured the lower half of his body and missed a chunk of his rookie season. Instead of arthroscopic knee surgery, […] Ed Davis needed to leave for Zach Collins to take on bigger role - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hoops Habit Jul 29, 2018

Portland Trail Blazers: 2017-18 player grades for Zach Collins

Portland Trail Blazers big Zach Collins was a rookie the front office was more than excited to select in the 2017 NBA Draft. How did he grade out in his first season in the league? Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey was very high on big man Zach Collins as a NBA prospect. He […] Portland Trail Blazers: 2017-18 player grades for Zach Collins - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Rip City Project Jul 27, 2018

Can Zach Collins fill Ed Davis’ role as backup center defensively?

Ed Davis left big shoes to fill on the defensive end for the bench unit. Does Zach Collins have what it takes to fill those shoes and keep the Blazers defense in the top ten? The Portland Trail Blazers play a unique style of defense. Instead of defending opponents aggressively and forcing turnovers, they are […] Can Zach Collins fill Ed Davis’ role as backup center defensively? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jul 23, 2018

Portland Trail Blazers should use pick and roll often with bench unit

The pick and roll is the Blazers’ bread and butter, especially with Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic. The Zach Collins – Seth Curry duo should thrive in this offense off the bench next season. The pick and roll is a staple of the game of basketball – it’s one of the first plays a young […] Portland Trail Blazers should use pick and roll often with bench unit - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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