Atlanta Hawks: Best Games of 2018-19 for 7 Different Players

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Alex Len

First-year Atlanta Hawks big man Alex Len surprisingly notched six games in which he finished with a game score above 20, though it must be noted that many of Basketball Reference’s stats favor big men who score efficiently around the basket.

Still though, Len was a go-to passing outlet for Trae Young all year, and he rewarded Trae with plenty of lob dunks and putback slams.

With six options on the board, choosing one for Len proves challenging, but I’m opting for his heroic game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the penultimate game of the season for the Atlanta Hawks. Both Young and Collins sat out in this one, meaning the Hawks lacked scoring punch. Enter Len.

The Ukrainian big man scored a career-high 33 points – many of which came on waltz-to-the-rim dunks after Giannis Antetokounmpo caught him with a nasty poster. Beyond that, Len made 6 triples and attempted 12 in the contest, both of which were career-highs.

John Collins

John Collins, the adored second-year big man out of Wake Forest, had the most games on the Atlanta Hawks last season with a game score above 20. Collins produced a whopping 16 on the season.

There are honestly three herculean showings from JC that deserve credit, but the one that is perhaps most statistically impressive one is a 35-point, 8-rebound, 2-assist, 2-steal masterclass that Collins achieved in only 29 minutes against the Chicago Bulls in late January. Collins went 14 of 16 from the field and was a perfect 4 of 4 from deep and 3 of 3 from the free throw line.

The future is bright!