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Portland Trail Blazers won’t extend offer to Zach Collins

Aug 9, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA;  Zach Collins #33 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks to pass against Al Horford #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 09, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 9, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Zach Collins #33 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks to pass against Al Horford #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 09, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Oft-injured center Zach Collins will enter NBA free agency after the Portland Trail Blazers decided against making him a qualifying offer, ESPN reported Sunday.

Collins, 23, underwent three surgeries on his left ankle in a 10-month span. After the initial procedure Sept. 1, he needed two more surgeries; the second came in June shortly after The Athletic reported that he had re-fractured his foot.

The former No. 10 overall draft pick out of Gonzaga in 2017, Collins missed the entire 2020-21 season. He also sat out four months of the 2019-20 season due to labrum surgery.

In 154 career games (12 starts) over three seasons, Collins has averaged 5.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

–Field Level Media