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Big Z's Bubble: Is Zach Collins a good bowler? Well, we know -- he's eager to earn DPOY

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It’s time to find out how life in the Bubble is going for the Trail Blazers from our Bubble Insider Blazers big man Zach Collins

As Collins and the Blazers continue to prepare for their first of eight seeding games, starting with Friday’s showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies, Collins is also answering the questions you sent in on social media!  

This week in ‘Big Z’s Bubble,’ he takes us on a special bowling trip in Part 2 of 'Big Z's Bubble.' The entire team went bowling earlier this week after CJ McCollum set up the team bonding experience.    

Shout-out to CJ because now we know who can bowl and who needs to stick to bumper bowling.  

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon].


Big Z also opens up about what type of career he would want if he wasn’t in the NBA thanks to Joshua on Facebook asking, “Zach, if you weren't playing pro ball, what would be your chosen occupation?”

"I'd like to work in movies because I'm such a big fans of movies and the whole process behind making a movie really fascinates me," Collins said.


So, does that mean:

Collins is going to be the next Steven Spielberg or George Lucas?

Or, is he the next Brad Pitt?

It sounds like a movie career could be in Collins' future, far, far future!

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But now back to basketball...

Garrett on Facebook asked, “do you think you will make an all-defensive team in the future/Defensive Player of the Year candidate?”

Collins was eager to answer this one:

That’s one of my goals. I definitely am not going to stop and I’m not going to stop wanting to get better and wanting to reach that goal until it happens, until I get multiple all-defensive teams and DPOY candidates. And, hopefully winning the award one day. I think coming into the league, defense is something that really came a lot easier to me than the offensive end of the game, and while that part of my game is there, and it’s going to develop and I know what I’m capable of, defense is more of an instinctual thing with me. I’m able to understand angles and timing a little bit better. So, that part of my game is something that I think is going to allow me to play in this league for a very long time. -- Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins

The Trail Blazers 7-footer also mentioned that he thinks earning all-defensive honors is “realistic” for him, but he knows that it won’t be easy.

And thanks to Kahfitz on Instagram, we now know that Big Z listens to a wide range of music.

A very WIDE range.

Plus, Zach is very honest in answering Ethan’s questions of:

Is Hassan Whiteside good at Warzone?

Spoiler Alert: This answer will make you chuckle.

Zach answers all of these questions and more in the second installment of ‘Big Z’s Bubble Life.’ Check out Part 1 of 'Big Z's Bubble' Week 2 right here.

And, don’t forget to continue to send in your questions for Zach as the NBA restart officially tips off this week. He’ll be answering the top questions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram once a week while the Blazers make a push for the postseason.  

Plus, catch Collins and the Trail Blazers Friday on the official network of the Blazers, NBC Sports Northwest! Coverage starts at 10:30a.m. with 'Blazers Game Day' followed by 'Blazers Warm-up' at noon and 'Blazers Pregame' at 12:30p.m.. And then it's the Blazers vs Ja Morant and the Grizzlies at 1:00p.m!  Don't miss a second of the action on NBCSNW and by downloading the MyTeams App to live stream the game.