November 23, 2017, 1:03 am
John Collins started and scored 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals in Wednesday’s loss to the Clippers.
If the Hawks decide to move Collins into a big-time role then he’ll have mid-round upside. He’s returning top-60 value over the last seven games with averages of 27.8 mpg, 13.9 points, 7.3 boards, 1.3 combined steals and blocks, 70.8 percent field goals and a low-volume 83.3 percent from the line. Some of the efficiency will come back and he needs to truly be let loose to stay as a mid-round value on a per-game basis, but he’s knocking on the door of a top-100 valuation with upside beyond that.