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Zach Collins is ready

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Scalma, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Wizard Mentor

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    I don't think it's a matter of shooting ability as it is comfort level. When he gets more comfortable, he'll be a 38% 3FG% guy. The stats don't tell the story.
     
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    Collins shot is as pure as it gets. The more you put up in the NBA the more you feel comfortable. Is he even 20 yet?
     
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    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Yep, turned 20 back on November 19.

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    Hitting his 3 pt shots is not a long term concern for me. It takes time for rookies (especially one and done bigs) to adjust to the farther 3 point line. It will come.

    My only concern for the young 7 footer (since I want him to play next to Nurk) is can he guard the 3 pt line. And I think it is a possible.
     
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    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    He said starting to hit his threes. Not, he's shooting great, or even an average 3-point shooter. The fact is, as bad as those numbers are, they are an improvement over his previous shooting.

    So, he's 6-20 over his last 10 games. Kyle Korver, one of the the greatest 3-point shooters in the history of the game had many similar stretches his rookie year (4-21 in his first 15 games).

    It takes rookies time to adjust to the speed of the game and the increased 3-point distance. Collins got off to a horrendous start. Just a couple weeks ago, his PER was -4.9. Now, it's +7.6. So, he's obviously starting to adjust, and while his 3-point shooting still isn't good, or even average, it has improved.

    If you just look at his last 4 games, he's shot 4-11, that's a 3FG% of .364, which is a fraction above league average. Yeah, I know, small sample size, but when a player has only played in 25 games, everything is a small sample size.

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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    ...Isn't he already doing this ?
     
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    I don't know. Has he guarded a lot of quality stretch 4's yet? He has not started many games so I doubt he has covered too many starters. I want him to eventually start so I want to see how he does against other starting PF's. Tonight is a good test.
     
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    I mean he was guarding Ryan Anderson the other night and has been put on about every stretch four we’ve played against since he’s been in the rotation.
     

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