December 1, 2017, 9:33 am
John Collins (shoulder) will not play Saturday versus the Nets, according the Michael Cunningham.
He hurt his shoulder on Thursday night with only a few minutes left in the game versus the Cavs. Collins is scheduled for an MRI this morning and will not travel with the team to Brooklyn. The Hawks are already thin at center and if Collins is forced into an extended absence we would likely see the Hawks run a smaller lineup with Ersan Ilyasova and Luke Babbitt being the main beneficiaries. Ilyasova offers a higher ceiling and seems to be the stronger streaming and DFS option.