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Rip City Project 16 hours ago

Zach Collins not on either 2017-2018 NBA All-Rookie teams

The NBA released its two All-Rookie teams for the 2017-2018 season. Zach Collins failed to make either team despite a successful first year with the Blazers. Near the end of March, Bleacher Report’s Grant Wahl released his projected All-Rookie teams for 2017-2018. We wrote about Zach Collins receiving an honorable mention, but not playing the […] Zach Collins not on either 2017-2018 NBA All-Rookie teams - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 19 hours ago
Zach Collins Not Voted to 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams

Zach Collins Not Voted to 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams

Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons lead the charge of up-and-coming talent in the NBA. Portland Trail Blazers rookie Zach Collins was not selected to either of the NBA All-Rookie teams, announced Tuesday afternoon by the league. Casey Holdahl, Blazers beat reporter, noted Collins received “a few votes,” but admitted it’s unclear how many given the All-Rookie teams’ ballot uses a points system. Here is a look at the First and Second Teams: All-Rookie First Team Donovan Mitchell, Jazz Ben Simmons, 76ers Jayson Tatum, Celtics Kyle Kuzma, Lakers Lauri Markkanen,...
Blazer's Edge May 21, 2018
How Much Does the Draft Combine Matter?

How Much Does the Draft Combine Matter?

The Blazer’s Edge Podcast looks at the draft combine, Zach Collins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Brook Lopez trades, and much more! On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang discuss all the news that came out of the NBA Combine, the Trail Blazers sending a psychologist for interviews, combine measurements, a quick look at who the Blazers have talked to, Neil Olshey’s comments on the state of the franchise, adding playoff caliber players, comparing Zach Collins to Kevin McHale, Karl Anthony-Towns landing on the trade block, Brook Lopez coming to...
Blazer's Edge May 20, 2018
B/R: Brook Lopez Is a Realistic Blazers Free-Agent Target

B/R: Brook Lopez Is a Realistic Blazers Free-Agent Target

Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report sees the other Lopez brother as a fit in Portland — if Jusuf Nurkic is gone. The Portland Trail Blazers’ plan in NBA Free Agency is sure to be centered on expected restricted free agent Jusuf Nurkic. The big man could command a big offer sheet in free agency that puts a further stranglehold on Portland’s payroll. If the Blazers elect to not match a huge offer sheet, they’ll likely look for another center to step into the starting role if they’re resigned to Ed Davis (a free agent himself) and Zach Collins coming off the bench for another year. With...
Blazer's Edge May 18, 2018
Neil Olshey Reflects on Zach Collins, Trade Assets

Neil Olshey Reflects on Zach Collins, Trade Assets

Olshey joined an ESPN panel at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago to discuss Zach Collins’ first year and how the team moves forward. Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey joined the ESPN crew on-site at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago to talk about one of his first-round picks last year, Zach Collins, as well as the team’s outlook after getting swept by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Playoffs. Here are some highlights from his interview (you can find the whole video here). On Zach Collins and his first year in the league “Zach is an example of...
Rip City Project May 9, 2018

Best of the Season, Part V: Young Zach Collins gets first career start in Miami

Next up in our series examining the Blazers’ best games of the season, we head to Miami for a December match-up with the Heat. Most retrospectives of this type tend to focus on huge games over primary opponents, last-second buzzer beaters, or games in which one or more players scored a ton of points or […] Best of the Season, Part V: Young Zach Collins gets first career start in Miami - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Apr 23, 2018

Zach Collins confident from rookie season, ready to work hard in summer

Zach Collins wrapped up his first season with the Portland Trail Blazers playing a much bigger role than most expected, showing promise on both ends of the floor. With his first year in the books, Zach Collins enters the summer ready to work. An early playoff departure gives him extra time to recover and visit […] Zach Collins confident from rookie season, ready to work hard in summer - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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