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John Collins
John Collins
Position: F
Born: 09/23/97
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $1,936,920
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed rookie forward John Collins, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Collins, the 19th overall pick by the Hawks in the 2017 NBA Draft, averaged 19.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 26.6 minutes (.622 FG%, .745 FT%) in 33 games (all starts) as a sophomore at Wake Forest last season on his way to garnering All-ACC First Team and ACC Most Improved Player honors, as well as Second Team All-America recognition by the Basketball Times.
The Hawks have long been linked to Justin Jackson at 19. But after moving Dwight Howard, they could look to address the PF/C spot with a number of options potentially available. The Howard trade is viewed laregely as an addition by subtraction, and to officially hand the keys over to Dennis Schroeder, whom apparently did not get along with Howard. John Collins is a player that could be there at 19. He’s been discussed in the late lottery at 13 and 14, but has supposedly been sliding some of late. if he were to fall to them, Bam Adebayo would also be an interesting option as a Dwight Howard-lite prospect, and longterm replacement. But Bam is seen as a strong possibility to Milwaukee at 17.