Spurs, Zach Collins attain two-year, $35M extension

San Antonio Spurs middle Zach Collins has agreed on a two-year, $35 million contract extension, Mark Bartelstein of Precedence Sports activities informed ESPN on Sunday.

Collins' deal, securing him via the 2025-26 season, completes a exceptional comeback after he missed almost two full NBA seasons with ankle accidents.

Collins, 25, is lastly exhibiting the nice well being vital to satisfy the promise of his early profession with the Portland Trail Blazers. Collins performed 11 video games for the Blazers in 2019-20 and missed everything of 2020-21 whereas present process a number of ankle surgical procedures. He signed with the Spurs within the 2021 offseason, made his San Antonio debut in February 2022 after which performed all of final season. His efficiency has began to resemble the flexibility that made him the tenth total choose within the 2017 NBA draft.

Collins' extension — which comes with one 12 months left on his contract — begins to ship a top level view to the supporting forged San Antonio is set to assemble round No. 1 total choose Victor Wembanyama. Collins joins guards Devin Vassell and Tre Jones in reaching offseason extensions with the Spurs.

Collins, who was restricted to 154 video games in his first 4 NBA seasons, has averaged 14.2 factors within the preseason. He performed in 63 video games for the Spurs in 2022-23, averaging 11.6 factors and 6.4 rebounds.

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