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Zach Collins Post-ASG

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Wizard Mentor, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Wizard Mentor

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    18 Games (299 min)
    FG: 40-84 = 47.6%
    3FG: 12-34 = 35.3%
    FT: 11-13 = 84.6%
    Reb: 62

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    17 Games (277 min)
    FG: 33-74 = 44.6%
    3FG: 12-33 = 36.4%
    FT: 10-12 = 83.3%
    Reb: 60 (7.8/36 min, hard to assess because he plays with Davis who is a monster rebounder)

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    9 Games (164 min)
    FG: 22-42 = 52.4%
    3FG: 8-17 = 47.1%
    FT: 7-8 = 87.5%
    Reb: 41 (STILL 9.0/36 min, hard to assess because he plays with Davis who is a monster rebounder)

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    As detailed in a previous thread, Zach had a very good January after starting the season poorly.
    He then reverted to a poor February. However, post-ASG (which includes last 3 games of Feb.),
    he's back on track, having finished TWO games now. Here are his numbers post-ASG:

    8 Games (148 min)
    FG: 19-37 = 51.4%
    3FG: 6-14 = 42.9%
    FT: 5-6 = 83%
    Reb: 37 (9.0/36 min, hard to assess because he plays with Davis who is a monster rebounder)

    Considering his defensive prowess, these numbers are very solid. I'm extremely optimistic.
     
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  2. honkicracker

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    He's playing well and has earned his minutes.
    I still don't start him. Let him continue to play the role he's used to and don't ask the rookie to do too much.
     
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    Agreed. Zach has been excellent since the All Star Game, and now is on a trend for statistics that show strong development. It is great to see his scoring, especially those percentages, improve to go along with the defensive talent that he is bringing.

    Kudos to Zach!
     
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    Agreed on both counts.
     
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    Wait, you write posts not talking about swish3's?

    What... what happened to you?
     
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    He and Ed have both a chemistry and a synergy. Ed packs the paint for offensive rebounding, while Collins floats out
    to the 3 point line - they don't get in each others way.
     
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    Zach is an ESP: extra swish3 player.
     
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    In 5 years, will Zach be the best player in this draft?
     
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    He's the swish3 player we all hoped Meyers would become.

    Nice to see a camera shot of Biebs raising his arm jubilantly when Collins hit a 3. He may be a waste of salary, but he's a good teammate and a good dude.
     
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    Do the Blazers not resign Nurk if he finishes this strong the rest of the year and in the playoffs? Just playing devil’s advocate.
     
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    The blazers resign the Nurk unless someone out there gives him the max. There is no question about it
     
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    Depends on how much money he wants.
     
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    Nurk and ZC play different positions IMO. So yeah you sign him, but no you don't overpay for him since you HAVE to re-sign Ed too.
    Hopefully Nurk has a reasonable agent.
     
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    Wizard Mentor, I agree. Zach is remarkably improved in his swish3 shooting, and I imagine that comes from some teammate interactions where Meyers is important. What is great is that the Blazers are getting to the magic 15 or more swish3 scoring that can lead to a Championship.
     
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    I think so.
     
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    I'd like to see something like 3/27 for Ed and 4/44 for Nurk.
     
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    yep
     
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    Portland's going to do whatever is necessary to resign Nurk.
    Max contract, it doesn't matter.
    Portland has the bird rights on every player on the roster.
     
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    If this team is good enough to reach the WCF, Paul Allen will open the wallet.
     
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    I would give Ed a little more than what they gave Meyers and Hark, or at least the same. (What's an extra mil in the grand scheme of things.
     
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