Is Collins primed to break out when the NBA returns?

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  1. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of NBA players make a huge jump from 2nd to 3rd year, Unfortunately Zach was hurt after 3 games.
    What can we expect from him? I like his game and have high expectations
     
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    No. Not in 8 games.
     
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    What about 24 games?
     
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    I just hope he can stay out of foul trouble....I expect him to pick up quick fouls after the long layoff....timing takes reps
     
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    Offensely I don't due to who he starting with because he more likely be the 5th option on offense. Defensely where he continued to make his mark on this team.
     
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    Yeah I agree.

    If he can stand and make wide open 3's on offense that would be great.
     
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    Zach usually pretty active on the offense board and there where he can get his points plus occasionally hit the 3 ball. Before he got hurt he was hitting that mid range jumper pretty while too. But will see how many opportunities he gets on the offense end. But I would like to see him improve on his rebounding that stat I will be watching.
     
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    One of the things Ive liked about Zman is his confidence and no fear. I believe he will be effective on D and he will get a post game going. The time off watching and studying the position, coupled with his heart and confidence I expect nice development from the Zman.
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    For those 8 games, we would have been better off with Ariza.
     
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    Your right we would be but got to go who we got. Will it be enough I guess we will find out.
     
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    Zach Collins defense may be the most important key to us winning. We all know we have an elite paint defense with Nurkic or Whiteside there all the time. But the question is can Collins effectively guard the perimeter against the like of Anthony Davis, jaren Jackson, porzingis, etc. He might not shut they down but all we can ask for is can he at least get into their head and slow them down. I think we all know he is certainly capable of that. Now in term of breakout I don’t know about that. He will most likely be a 5th option on offense so really anything that he does on offense will be a cherry on the top of his defense. I do hope he can consistently hit 3s cause we could really use that
     
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    Dear God this Collins breaking out thing has got to stop
     
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    The ghost of Meyers Leonard tweaks your nose and cackles hysterically.
     
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    Zman has a natural instinct for the game, he's played it since youth. Plus, his dad had coached him over the years. Meyers didn't take up roundball till junior senior years of HS?
    So, the potential for the Zman to break out imo, is much more so than Meyer's.
     
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    By break out do you mean the bubble? Then yes, Collins could totally break out from a bubble.
     
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    no, I mean he's going to be the second comings of Kevin Mchale. McHale played 3/4 years of college. Zman has the same body, mind and heart as McHale too.
     
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    You mean break out of McHale like thing in the original Alien movie?

    Now that would be cool to see.

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    If Collins can even reach 75% the level of McHale I would be pleased.
     
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    He may not , but he may well!
    He has all the same attributes and training and I think KM entered the league a few years older than the Zman.
    IMO, Nurks as good as Parrish, Dame is our Larry Bird. Now we just need to contend and win the whole enchilada!
     
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    McHale had wide shoulders and Collins is a stick.

    A lot of fans like to blow bubbles about him. Every time he plays, he barely lasts a few minutes before going to the bench in foul trouble.
     
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