Blazers Acquire No. 10 Pick, Draft Zach Collins

9:05pm: The trade is now official, according to the Blazers. The Kings used the 15th and 20th picks on Justin Jackson and Harry Giles, respectively.

7:36pm: The Trail Blazers and Kings have agreed to a trade involving draft picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). Wojnarowski reports that Portland will send the 15th and 20th overall selections to Sacramento in exchange for the No. 10 pick.

Having acquired the 10th overall pick, the Blazers will use the selection to draft former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins, according to Wojnarowski (via Twitter).

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The Kings had already used the No. 5 overall pick to select point guard De’Aaron Fox, but had a second top-10 pick as a result of February’s DeMarcus Cousins trade with the Pelicans. Sacramento will turn that selection into two more mid-first-rounders, and the team is now a candidate to use one of those picks on a draft-and-stash prospect.

As for the Blazers, they entered the night with three first-round picks. In this deal, they’ll send out their own pick (No. 15) and the Grizzlies’ first-rounder (No. 20), which they acquired in February in a trade with the Nuggets.

Portland will still have the No. 26 pick and will add a promising young big man in Collins with the No. 10 pick, leaving prospects like Malik Monk, Donovan Mitchell, and Luke Kennard for teams picking outside of the top 10.

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9 thoughts on “Blazers Acquire No. 10 Pick, Draft Zach Collins

  1. RiverCatsFilms

    Give us Lillard
    Give us Lillard
    Give us Lillard
    I know it’s unlikely

  2. schnoah

    WAIT! Kings are actually operating like a real franchise?? WAY TO GO KINGS!!!

  3. Good deal for Sacramento imo. They need as much young talent as possible. I also didn’t see many obvious fits for them at this spot except for maybe Monk.

    • They needed a big. After Tatum/Jackson/Isaac, the talent at the SF position drops off. And with Lillard and McCollum, they can’t really afford to take an undersized guard. But they definitely needed a big. Nurkic being out for the playoffs really exposed how limited they were in quality bigs.

  4. schnoah

    We will likely try to come away with OG and Giles! I would be pumped if we came away with those 3 (including fox)

  5. formerlyz

    EEnded up making a lot of sense for Sacramento. They got Fox and Jackson. Collins doesn’t make much sense for portland, unless they’re going to try and sign and trade Nurkic b/c they don’t want to pay him

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