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  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (flu-like symptoms) will miss Thursday's preseason game against the Bulls.

    With Collins out, DFS players can look to Jabari Parker to soak up some extra minutes. Collins hasn't looked great this preseason, but is in line for a big season and perhaps this is a chance to get him at a more affordable cost in drafts.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins struggled with his shot in an otherwise productive game in Wednesday's win over the Knicks, finishing with 12 points (5-of-13 shooting), 14 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes.

    Collins hasn't shot the ball all that well so far in the preseason, part of which is due to spotty 3-point shooting (3-of-12 through four games). Most NBA players are taking advantage of the exhibition games to launch 3's at will, so this volume of poor shooting from deep shouldn't follow him too much heading into the regular season.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins collected two steals and two blocks to go with 14 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds and a three against the Heat on Monday.

    The only concern many have about taking Collins at his current ADP is in regards to his defensive output last season. It was likely bad luck to start the season, and he's gotten enough steals and blocks in the past to expect a rebound there. Take him with confidence in the top-35. His backup, Jabari Parker, tossed in nine points, 10 rebounds and six turnovers in the game.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins had a cringeworthy showing in Wednesday's 88-97 loss to the Magic, as he went 0-from-8 from the field to finish with two points, four rebounds, one block and seven turnovers.

    Collins is coming off a bout with knee tendon pain, so maybe we can chalk this one up to that. Still, the big man's upside is what keeps him as an early-to-mid round option in most standard leagues. His ability to stay healthy and his projected improvement on defense will be the proof in his fantasy pudding.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (left knee) and Brandon Goodwin (right hip contusion) will be available for Wednesday's exhibition game vs. the Magic.

    It is encouraging to see Collins play in both of the Hawks' first two preseason games. All signs are pointing to him being ready to go at the start of the season. He is being targeted in drafts as early as the 3rd round. Goodwin will have to show something in order to enter the fantasy landscape.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks announced this morning that John Collins is experiencing "left knee tendon pain" but he is probable for the game against the Magic tonight.

    This doesn’t look like anything serious and all signs point towards Collins playing in the Hawks second preseason game. He has been battling minor issues throughout the camp but hopefully he will be 100 percent once the season starts.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (right hip strain) said, "I was trying to test myself, see how I was feeling," after practicing on Tuesday.

    Collins should be healthy for the start of the season as he gradually ramps his workload up until then. Collins is looking to take another step forward this season, and it will cost a top-25 pick to acquire his services.

    Source: Sarah Spencer on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (right hip strain) will be limited throughout training camp.

    Collins' workload will continue to increase throughout camp and he'll be re-evaluated at the end of it. It doesn't seem to be too serious and the team has every right to be cautious with one of their best players. Collins will still be a major piece of Atlanta's offense next year and will likely be a breakout candidate once again.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Coach Lloyd Pierce stated that he wants John Collins to remain a PF next season and declared that he won't be playing much C.

    Pierce went on to say that it's because he doesn't want his team to play too small. Not only that, but he wants Collins to develop into a better ball handler and floor general, stating that "You don’t need a traditional point guard to come down and get everyone organized,” Pierce said. “Anyone can bring it. I’m trying to get John Collins to get a defensive rebound and push the ball up the floor." Even with the addition of DeAndre Hunter and Cam Reddish in this last week's NBA Draft, Collins still seems as though he'll be a focal point of Atlanta's offense next season.

    Source: SB Nation

  • John Collins
    F/C, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins went bonkers in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers, grabbing a career high 25 rebounds to go with 20 points (8-of-15 FG), six assists and a block in 36 minutes of action.

    Collins’ sophomore campaign was largely a success. He essentially matched his ADP in both 9 and 8-cat leagues, finishing at top-50 value on the season with averages of 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.6 blocks on .560 shooting from the field. It’s worth noting that while he surprisingly under-performed at accumulating defensive stats this season, he managed to increase his blocks per game up to 1.4 since the beginning of March. We think it’s safer to assume that he’ll be closer to that number next season than he will be to his paltry 0.6 season average.

  • John Collins
    F/C, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (rest) will sit out in Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

    He'll join Trae Young (rest) on the bench for the same reason, as the Hawks have far more to gain by losing this one rather than competing. Keep an eye on Collins to see if this happens again before the season ends. With Atlanta's stars ruled out, and Kevin Huerter (back) still questionable, there should be a lot of usage to go around for this Hawks team.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • John Collins
    F/C, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (load management) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucks.

    With the Hawks not playing for anything anymore, resting their young stars may be the norm until the end of the season in order to keep them fresh heading into next season. On the bright side, Collins has been stepping up on his defense since March posting 1.5 blocks a game and we hope that continues to the following year.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    F/C, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins scored 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting while adding eight rebounds, an assist, a steal, a 3-pointer and two blocks against the Sixers on Wednesday.

    Collins missed the last game for load management and he came into tonight firing. The blocks have started to roll in which was a huge concern earlier this season so it's great to see him get his footing back on defense. He averaged 0.4 blocks from November until the end of February and since March he's averaged 1.5 swats a game.