DAR Sports: The Growth Of John Collins

By Jeff Axel 


John Collins has quietly been averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds a game on 56% from the field and 38% from three in his first four seasons. The versatile big man is underrated for multiple reasons. Unfortunately, there was a 25 game PED suspension last season that clouded him averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds in 41 games. There was also a dispute between him and Trae Young during a film session under former Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce. However, under the interim coach Nate McMillian, John Collins seems to have unlocked a new energy in wanting to focus on being a two way player. The 23 year old forward is in a contractyear but is maximizing his athleticism and scoring efficiently and looking like a longterm star for the Hawks, if they choose to pay him what he requires. 


Under Nate McMillian in the Month of March in which the Hawks are currently 8-0, John Collins has averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds as well as a surprising 1.8 BPG for a guy who averages 0.5 in his career. Collins is showing potential as a two way big man with improving interior defense and decent perimiter defense where he’s not a liability when switched onto smaller players. Collins has mainly focused on offense, being good in pick and pop situations and thriving in the mid range, then eventually becoming a respectable 3 point shooter at 38% on 3.5 attempts this season. The thing that separates Collins from other big men is he has the ability to finish above the rim with alley oops and has a knack for attacking the offensive glass as well. Touch around the rim with floaters, dunking on you, hooks over either shoulder, and he always plays with a high motor. Collins has awide array of talent and at 23 years old, he’s only scratching the surface of his talent. 




Before the coaching change, it was confirmed that Collins turned down a 4 year, $90 million deal to bet on himself. There were rumors of the Hawks listening to trade offers for him earlier in the season. There were also rumors of him and Trae Young not getting along. But since Nate McMillian took over, Collins has more edge on the defensive end. His 19 and 9 is impressive, but when he’s doing it on 54% FG, 38% from 3 and 85% from the line as a 2nd option you get intrigued and wonder if he’s interested in being Trae Young’s 2nd option or if a Collins led team can make a playoff push. We’ll find that out in the offseason, but as of now, Nate McMillian has the Hawks playing exceptional rejuvenated basketball and Collins is making his mark as one of the better young big men in the league. 


-Ax

Comments

  1. He is the most favoutite player. He did wok hard and become a popular in his time. At this moment, you can take advantage from Furnace Replacement In North Richland Hills TX and make happy your life.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You have done a great job on this article like coursework writing uk. It’s very readable and highly intelligent. You have even managed to make it understandable and easy to read. You have some real writing talent. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You did an excellent job on this article, which is similar to Best Coursework Writing Service . It's quite readable and well-informed. You've even made it understandable and enjoyable to read. You've got some serious writing skills. Thank you very much.

    ReplyDelete
  4. John Collins is surely an underrated player despite all those points and rebounds that he have achieved. His collective average of points and rebounds is more than my GPA last year which gave me a hard jerk, even harder than a time that john Collins gave to his opponents (Lol). However; I have managed to overcome that issue by hiring Custom Literature Review Service UK.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really enjoyed your blog Thanks for sharing such an informative post. Students are facing problem while writing essay for their academic session. That's why Buy Assignment Online in KSA is here to help them with essay writing. Get help from professional essay writer and score good GPA in your academic.

    ReplyDelete
  6. we offer our customers the most affordable prices in town. Panther Jackets is the place you wanna be. We deal with jackets of all types. We intend to provide our customers with the most premium quality jackets.

    French Connection Generation
    Jos A Bank
    Venice Locals Only Work
    Big Boss Diamond Dogs Letterman

    ReplyDelete
  7. PG SLOT ฝาก 10 รับ 100 ให้กับท่านทำให้คุณมีความบันเทิงและก็บันเทิงใจกับการเข้าไปใช้สำหรับลักษณะของการทดสอบเล่นนั่นเองอนิเมชั่นต่างๆที่จะหนักจัดเต็มมาให้กับท่านสนุกสนานเพลิดเพลิน pg slot

    ReplyDelete
  8. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. INFI888

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts