F - ATL
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.
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.
John Collins will be available to play for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. He popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury.
Collins can be used in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He will face off against the Knicks and makes for a fine play. His FanDuel salary is $8900 and he enters the night with the fourth highest ceiling and floor on the slate. In his last match up against the Knicks, Collins went for 58.7 FD points and has averaged 37.4 FD points in his last three match ups.
John Collins recorded 28 points (12-13 FG, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and two turnovers in Atlanta’s double-overtime 143-138 home win against Charlotte.
Collins has been a first-round player on a per game basis since returning from his suspension. The young core of the Hawks are starting to come into their own. With two more home games this week, Collins will help provide owners with the last season push needed to help secure a playoff spot.
John Collins is considered probable for Monday's game against Charlotte due to a bruised right thigh.
Collins originally suffered the thigh injury in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies. He is expected to play, but fantasy owners should monitor his status to ensure he is in the lineup. Collins is averaging 21.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals, 1.5 triples and 1.6 blocks across 39 games this year.
John Collins tallied 27 points (9-16 FG, 3-5 3PT, 6-7 FT), disbursed three assists, and snatched eight rebounds in Saturday’s home defeat to the Grizzlies.
Collins has shot 50% or better from the field in 24 of his past 25 games and has provided first round value in eight- and nine-category formats. Outside of his 25-game suspension, Collins has been a bright spot for the otherwise disappointing Hawks. The Hawks have three home games next week, just in time for Collins owners to make a late-season push for the playoffs.