Portland Trail Blazers big Zach Collins has spent the year on the sidelines, with plenty of time to watch some film. Which players should he be studying?
Collins had become the starting power forward, and looked set to take a bit of a leap following his impressive playoff performances from the previous season. In preseason, Collins’ offensive game looked improved, and had showed off some decent chemistry with Hassan Whiteside in particular.
But then came the injury, and Collins hasn’t seen the floor since. But a year on the sidelines does mean one thing — plenty of time to watch some game-film, and get better.
In his first two seasons, Collins showed off some exciting defensive potential, but sometimes struggled for production on the other end. His shot-blocking is already very good, and moves well for a big man, but needs to get better with his back to the basket.