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Zach Collins On Schedule For Late January Return

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Collins worked out ahead of the Blazers’ matchup against the Kings.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Unless you were obsessively watching the Portland Trail Blazers’ Instagram stories ahead of their first preseason matchup with the Sacramento Kings, you might have missed an important piece of news: Zach Collins practiced posting up without a defender ahead of the game, including some jump shots.

Collins suffered a season-ending hairline medial malleolus stress fracture in the Orlando bubble. He missed most of the 2019-20 season due to a shoulder injury that also required surgery.

In sum, keep your eyes on the team’s Instagram stories — you might just catch the big man going through his paces ahead of future matchups.