There are teams that by names in their squad, should be much higher than what the current classification of the NBA. One of them is undoubtedly Portland Trail Blazers. The plethora of stars that he can accumulate in his quintet is hardly comparable in the league, but things have not worked as expected and the injuries have badly damaged the team’s closet. However, the Orlando NBA bubble brings the good news of joining the group dynamic of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, two interior players who can give a lot of relief to Hassan Whiteside and offer important things to the team.
« It is great to see them back on the court. I am seeing that Nurkic has returned with the same speed and talent as before, » said Terry Stotts in words picked up by ESPN. « They are playing hard, they don’t seem concerned about being able to relapse, but very comfortable. They can be important to us, » says Lillard. It must be remembered that both play very different roles. While Nurkic is a compulsive scorer in the paint, Collins is an effective defender and has a natural ability to rebound; The Portland Trail Blazers are in need of both, ninth in the 3-and-a-half game qualifying Memphis Grizzlies.
The absence of Trevor Ariza in the rest of the season it could make Carmelo Anthony play again from 3, and include one of the recovered as 4, accompanying in the painting a Whiteside always statistically prolific, but whose influence in the game is well below their numbers. If they are able to assemble well both Jusuf Nurkic how Zach collins, it will be necessary to be very attentive to what these are capable Portland Trail Blazers, who are plenty of talent. They have already given a chime in previous years and nothing can be ruled out with Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and company.