Atlanta Hawks: Four Most Intriguing Matchups Left On Schedule

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John Collins vs. Zion Williamson (twice)

Even with just playing a handful of games so far, Zion Williamson has been as advertised. He’s an explosive, huge, athletic freak that is putting up incredible splits for anyone — let alone a rookie.

John Collins has also had a fantastic year, and has been playing like a genuine All-Star since returning from suspension. The Hawks play the Pelis twice in their final 18 games, and the matchup between Collins and Zion will be all the hype.

Not only will the two be covering each other, they’ll be the most athletic players on the court. Both live above the rim, and know how to slam it down with authority.

With these two on the court together, any possession could turn into an impromptu dunk contest. Impressively, both forwards can stretch the floor as well with an effective three, making hem so hard to cover.

Matchup date(s): Monday, March 16th & Tuesday, March 31st.