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John Collins wants to be a Hawk, feels deserving of a max deal

by Adam Koffler | Hawks Correspondent | Sat, Jun 13th 11:06am EDT

Hawks F/C John Collins wants to be with Atlanta for the long-term and feels as if he is deserving of a max contract extension this summer. (Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

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Collins told reporters, "I feel like the work I put in speaks for itself. The players who are doing what I'm doing are in contention. Hopefully we can come to an agreement this summer. I want to be a Hawk and sign that deal here." The former 19th overall pick in 2017 has really come on the past two seasons in Atlanta. This season, Collins was averaging 21.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 33 minutes per game. He’s missed time in each of his three seasons in the NBA, but his on-court production speaks volumes to his progress. He’s likely to earn close to a max deal this summer based on his increase in production year-over-year. Collins and the Hawks won’t be participating in Orlando when the 2019-20 season resumes in late July.

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