The Portland Trail Blazers’ prize pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, Zach Collins, endured a rough entry in his Las Vegas Summer League debut, making just three of 13 attempts from the field. He finished the game with 10 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes, with a game-high six turnovers, but was productive on the defensive end as his team put away the Utah Jazz.
Collins was upset with himself after the game, admitting that he is his “biggest critic,” and set his sights on performing better in the Trail Blazers’ game against the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Listen to everything he had to say, here:
“I just got to put it behind me and think about ways I can be better tomorrow. I thought I let my team down in a lot of runs today. We talked about turnovers; I had a lot of turnovers, so I put that on me a little bit. Just got to put it behind me, like I said, and look for ways to get better.”
You can catch Collins and the rest of the Trail Blazers again at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU or CSN NW, as they take on No. 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum and the Boston Summer League crew.