Atlanta Hawks: John Collins NBA 2K20 Rating Revealed

John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jason E. Miczek/NBAE via Getty Images)
John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jason E. Miczek/NBAE via Getty Images) /

A quick peek at how the creators of the NBA 2K franchise view John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks as he heads into his third season in the NBA.

Last year, John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks missed the start of the season due to a lingering ankle injury. When he hit the floor, though, it was clear that the big man had improved dramatically from his first season – in which he was snubbed for All-Rookie First Team.

Perhaps it was the presence of a generational facilitator in the form of Trae Young, or perhaps it was year-over-year improvement. Whatever it was, John Collins was easily one of the best players on the Atlanta Hawks last season along with his new running mate Trae Young.

Now, with the offseason in full bloom, some of the most widely anticipated news come courtesy of how players are rated in the annual addition to the NBA 2K video game franchise.

The upcoming NBA 2K20 has already released a variety of player ratings, including current Hawks such as Trae Young (85 rating) and rookie De’Andre Hunter (77).

John Collins’s rating was also recently released. The Hawks posted on Twitter about the occasion:

As you can see, Collins was given a rating of 84, which was tied with Kyle Kuzma for 9th among all power forwards behind Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Kristaps Porzingis, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pascal Siakam, Julius Randle, Tobias Harris and Kevin Love – though a majority of those players have yet to receive an official rating for the upcoming NBA 2K20.

Though this seems a tad low for a player that averaged 19.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30 minutes a game in his sophomore season, this does open the door for incremental ratings improvement as the season progresses for the Atlanta Hawks cornerstone.

Both Kuzma and Collins have their troubles on defense, but Collins shot better from all three levels (field, three-point and free throw line) than Kuzma did last season per Basketball Reference, so perhaps the 2K team should look more at efficiency rather than raw scoring numbers.

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Also, with a fresh new haircut, Collins is primed to break out in a big way. Either way, next season should be fun for Collins and his many fans in the Atlanta area.