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Ex-Zag Zach Collins proving he belongs in NBA

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:39 p.m.

Zach Collins didn’t know what to expect when he joined up with the Portland Trail Blazers as a gangly 7-foot rookie in the summer of 2017. Would he play right away? Ride the bench? Would he be up to the challenge? In over his head? Almost two years later, the answers are evident. And yes, he belongs.

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In “new world” of college basketball, Gonzaga has mastered roster retooling

There was a time not all that long ago when Gonzaga’s roster was reasonably stable annually, typically stocked with several experienced players, perhaps a sit-out transfer and an incoming recruiting class. Nowadays, prominent coaches across the country fret over the possibility of losing key players to the NBA draft while scanning the transfer portal in search of potential immediate and long-term replacements.