Notice ZACH COLLINS UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SHOULDER SURGERY

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  1. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    I've heard that Whiteside wants to stay here and if that rumor is true then I say pull out all stops to keep him. He actually might be better than Nurk. Two such monsters, one giving some rest to the other as well as backing up in case of an emergency, would seem to be very wise. Think of it, no letup in an effective center at anytime in the game.
    Swanigan? He's worse than useless.
    In my opinion we've got the weakest bench in the NBA so keeping some of these guys, Whiteside, Anthony, Ariza, Trent, Hezonja, and maybe even Simmons seems like the obvious way to go.
     
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    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    wow that’s interesting I guess Zach Collins is a future max player or close to it damn
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    No he not mad player but look at least 10 million a year.
     
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    Well according to that poster he’s amazing and the difference between a team going from the conference finals to the lottery.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Zach has his strength and weakness like ever player. Will he be a super star properly not but can he be piece to a team that help toward a championship but this team needs a lot more good pieces to get there though. We don't know how the season would have ended if he didn't get hurt. But even if he comes back you can't evaluate him for this season at all.
     
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    And if we had kept Aminu we would have a guy who has played 18 games and shot 29%/25%.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Of course not.

    Olshey didn't have to stock the bench with Mario/Tolliver/the corpse of Gasol. Going into the season the bench was so putrid they had to sign ZombieMelo to play 30+ MPG.
     
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    You’re joking about these two right? Carmelo is putting in maybe 25% effort on most nights on terrible efficiency. And Hezonja? I’m not even sure he’s an NBA player. He’s been nothing short of horrendous this whole season.
     
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    I think the only role Melo should have is that of a bench scorer give him 15-20 minutes or so see if the balls going in and if he cares that night and Id be ok with that role for him. In my opinion he’s playing about 15 more minutes a night than he should be.
     
  10. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    Word. He’s prob not going to be a Lebron, Lillard, Curry, Giannis name. But every team needs very solid ‘glue’ guys; and that is Zach imo. He’s going to stretch the floor on offense and give you some good offensive/defensive rebounds. He’s going to force the defense to cover him outside, he’s gonna hit a few threes to keep their defense honest. And he’s going to get some blocks on the defensive end.
     
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    Zach has shot 29% on FG's in the 10-16' zone; 19% on FG's in the 16-23' zone; and 32% on three's. He's not coming anywhere close to stretching the floor with that low of efficiency. Bazemore has never stretched defenses and he's a career 35% shooter from 3; and he is much better than Zach in the shorter zones. Zach is young and can get better, but it takes a consistently good shooter to stretch the floor. After all, Aron Baynes hit 9 three's against the Blazers and it didn't stretch Portland's defense....it crushed it though


    Zach also needs to become a much better rebounder. He only has a 12% rebounding rate and that's very weak for 6'11 PF-C. Aminu was at 14.2% last year
     
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    We don't know what would happen if he didn't get hurt would your basing it on last year stats. In 3 games he already show he was stronger around the rim on offense and plus he looked dial in his mid range shot. But the one thing I will agree with you he need to be stronger on the defense board.
     
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    Stotts saying Zach not even close to getting on the floor. So are they just going to redshift him this season.
     
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    Don't think they are gonna put Zach in a cloud based data warehouse.
     
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    They could try to accelerate him to the speed of light though.
     
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    I didn't see that. Where is that Stotts quote?
     
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    "They just hit their shots."

    .....oh wait
     
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    From seeing those workouts he looks close to me.
     
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    Yes that's what was thinking but when Stotts said what said it just came to my mind maybe they decide just the rest of the year. But again Stotts was playing around Nurk return too.
     
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    It yesterday I read it somewhere or in one of his interview.
     

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