Zach Collins’ struggles continued in the Portland Trail Blazers’ second Summer League game. The rookie center made only one of seven attempts for a total of five points—ahead of just two teammates on the scoreboard; guard Nick Johnson and forward Josh Scott. The Trail Blazers lost the contest 64-70, dropping to 1-1 in preliminary play, while the Boston Celtics improved to 2-0.
Despite a strong effort on the defensive end, Collins was once again hard on himself.
Zach Collins Frustrated After Another Poor Performance
Collins was unable to bounce back after a poor performance in his Summer League debut, making just one of seven attempts in his second game.Posted by Blazer's Edge on ראשון 9 יולי 2017
“I feel like my defense is going to be there consistently because that’s an effort thing and something I control. Just effort. I think I got a lot of good looks, offensively, but sometimes I was rushing it. I rushed a couple shots under the rim and I think I need to get to the basket a little bit more, but that’ll come. Like you said, defensively, I thought I was alright.”
Collins is now 4-20 from the field in what can be deemed an underwhelming start to his Summer League campaign. The No. 10 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft will have another chance to impress on Tuesday, when the Trail Blazers take on the San Antonio Spurs.