Zach Collins reaches 2-year, $35 million extension with Spurs ahead of Victor Wembanyama era

Zach Collins has reached a two-year contract extension worth $35 million with the San Antonio Spurs, according to his agent ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The contract extension will keep Collins with the San Antonio Spurs until the 2025-26 season, solidifying the team’s long-term plans with the addition of another teammate to support Victor Wembanyama, their first overall pick.

Zach Collins finally seems back to his old self after a string of ankle injuries knocked him out for nearly two full seasons.

Zach Collins finally seems back to his old self after a string of ankle injuries knocked him out for nearly two full seasons. (Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) (Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

Collins began his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers, but has faced challenges in recent seasons due to recurring ankle injuries. He was initially selected by the Trail Blazers as the 10th overall pick from Gonzaga in 2017, following a draft day trade with the Sacramento Kings. Collins managed to secure a spot in the starting lineup by his third season in Portland, but injuries limited him to just 11 games that season and forced him to miss the entire 2020-21 campaign after undergoing multiple surgeries to address his ankle issues.

Following the expiration of his rookie contract, Collins signed a three-year deal with the Spurs and made his debut with the team in February 2022. Last season, he played the entire year for the first time in four years and achieved career-best averages of 11.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. In the preseason this fall, he has maintained an average of 14.2 points per game.

In addition to Collins, the Spurs have also extended the contracts of guards Devin Vassell and Tre Jones this offseason. Vassell recently signed a five-year, $135 million extension, highlighting his impressive performance from last season where he averaged a career-high 18.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Jones secured a two-year, $20 million extension earlier this summer and also posted career-high numbers of 12.9 points and 6.6 assists per game last season.

These contract extensions for Collins, Vassell, and Jones reflect the Spurs’ commitment to building a strong lineup around Wembanyama, who is widely regarded as one of the most highly anticipated NBA rookies since LeBron James entered the league in 2003. Following a disappointing record of 22-60 last season, the Spurs aim to make a playoff comeback.

The San Antonio Spurs will officially kick off their season on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks.


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