The Boston Celtics remain the top team in the NBA with a league best record of 29-12. Jayson Tatum and the rest of their key players contributed to the Celtics’ success. No roster can be finalized and Boston is reportedly still in the market to add some depth before the trade deadline. The former 2017 lottery pick has been linked to the Celtics in a potential trade.
Zach Collins was the tenth pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2017 NBA Draft. He spent three seasons with the Blazers before joining the San Antonio Spurs in 2020-21. The Boston Celtics have been linked to Collins in trade talks and he could be a nice piece off the bench.
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Zach Collins has been linked with the Boston Celtics in trade talks.
In 30 games and seven starts with the San Antonio Spurs this season, Collins is averaging (9.5) points, (5.7) rebounds and (2.5) assists this season. He is shooting a solid 38 percent from three-point range and is hitting a career-high 56 percent from the field on the season.
According to Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz, Collins is one of the players the Celtics could look to as they look to add depth to their frontcourt.
“It would be nice to add one more frontcourt piece for depth, especially since 36-year-old Al Horford is averaging more than 30 minutes per game.” – Greg Swartz
Collins will not start for the Spurs with Jakob Poeltl ahead of him. Head coach Gregg Popovich knows Collins is a key part of the Spurs’ secondary. Boston could add players like Danilo Gallinari and Peyton Pritchard if they are serious about acquiring the Spurs’ big man.