The San Antonio Spurs were active this summer, making a variety of roster moves. One of their acquisitions was free agent forward Zach Collins, who was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers prior.
The former tenth overall pick has looked great early in his career when healthy, but gets injured much too frequently. Through three NBA seasons, he’s appeared in just 154 games.
Most recently, Collins suffered an ankle injury and is still in the rehabilitation process. Even while recovering, the Spurs were willing to give him a three-year, $22 million contract.
Set to miss the start of the season, Gregg Popovich recently told Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express that Collins should be returning to action sometime after Christmas.
While the Spurs will have to wait a while for his debut, the upside he has is worth it. On his career, Collins has career averages of 5.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.