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Zach Collins Holds the Keys to Blazers’ Future

Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes ranks the Trail Blazers No. 12 in his future rankings.

Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Three Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

The Trail Blazers are currently enjoying a memorable postseason run and things could get even brighter moving forward. According to Bleacher Report’s rankings that look to the future, Portland’s roster finished at No. 12.

Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes tied the Blazers’ hopes to second-year big man Zach Collins. Hughes outlined that Collins’ potential could move Portland’s ceiling even higher than it already is.

If Zach Collins becomes a reliable high-volume three-point shooter, you’ve got something interesting for the long term in Portland. But this is generally a win-now group defined by its veterans—who aren’t particularly old, by the way. Evan Turner is the most senior Blazer, and he’s only 30.

The Blazers’ current opponent, the Nuggets, secured the No. 3 spot on the same list. You can read the full set of rankings at Bleacher Report.