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Big Z's bubble: There's no limit to who Zach Collins will trash talk

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It's time to get the latest scoop from the NBA Bubble with Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins! 

There’s no doubt Zach Collins has been the biggest Bubble source for us here at NBC Sports Northwest.

Over the past few weeks, the Trail Blazers 7-footer has taken us on a tour of the team’s hotel’s pop-up barbershop and given us a look at how the NBA is keeping the Blazers fed! Plus, we’ve learned a lot more about Collins as well.

With this being the final week of seeding games for the Trail Blazers, it also means it's the last week of 'Big Z’s Bubble' features. Zach has been answering the best questions from social media -- live from Orlando.

This week's questions are top notch. Good work once again, Rip City! 

Avolon on Instagram wanted to know: Who has better style – Zach Collins or Jususf Nurkic?

Sure, nobody will be surprised by Collins’ answer in the video above, but just wait until you hear that confidence in his voice while answering this question!  

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[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon]:


Also, here’s a SPOILER ALERT for GONZAGA FANS:  

Collins and his fellow Gonzaga alumni have been getting together to have dinner in the bubble.

RipCity on Twitter asked: How often do you hang out with players from other teams?

There’s a lot of Zags in the bubble… We’ve been to a couple of dinners with each other. We’ve done that. But besides that, I haven’t’ really hung out with too many people in the bubble. It’s mostly just been my teammates… But definitely the Zags – we’ve gotten together a couple of times. That’s awesome – seeing people you played with and then talking with people who have been in the Gonzaga program and have had different experiences, and sharing those stories with each other is pretty cool. -- Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins

Thanks to Plata B on Instagram we now have a better understanding of Zach’s trash talking game after Collins answered this question:

Is there anyone in the league you won’t talk trash to?

Short answer: NO.

Long answer:

I’m not a guy who goes out of my way to talk trash. I think that kind of gets me out of focus on what’s going on. I think my play needs to do the talking. BUT, if a player comes at me or if I feel like they’re taking cheap shots at me, we’re gonna have a conversation, for sure. And that stuff just gets me going… There’s not a limit of who I go at, if they go at me. -- Zach Collins

P.S. – We also learn more about Big Z being a big fan of LaMarcus Aldridge.

Yep, this is a fun-filled 'Big Z’s Bubble !' You can check out the final installment of ‘Big Z’s Bubble’ right here or you can also watch the video above.

And be sure to catch Collins and the Trail Blazers Thursday night on the official network of the Blazers, NBC Sports Northwest! Coverage starts at 4:30p.m. with 'Blazers Game Day' followed by 'Blazers Warm-up' at 5:00p.m. and 'Blazers Pregame' at 5:30p.m. And then it's the Blazers vs. the Brooklyn Nets at 6:00p.m.

Don't miss a second of the action on NBCSNW or by downloading the MyTeams App to live stream the game.