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Zach Collins Expected To Return For Spurs After Christmas

The former Blazer is set to finally return as a San Antonio Spur after Christmas.

Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Zach Collins, now with the San Antonio Spurs, appears to be getting closer to a return after a hellish two years battling injury.

Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express reported the former Portland Trail Blazers big man was expected to make his debut after Christmas.

Collins has undergone multiple surgeries to repair a fracture in his left foot, initially injured in Portland’s play-in game against the Memphis Grizzlies in the Orlando Bubble.

The 23-year-old also missed most of the 2019-20 season due to an injury to his left shoulder, which he also had surgery to repair. He only played in 11 games that season.

Collins signed a three-year, $22 million deal with the Spurs this offseason; however, only a portion is guaranteed.

The Blazers dealt two first round picks to snag Collins with the 10th selection in the 2017 draft. He went on to play 154 games over four seasons with the Blazers, averaging 5.7 points, 4 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.7 blocks.