Atlanta Hawks : 3 improvements John Collins must make next season

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John Collins, the starting power forward for the Atlanta Hawks is a newly minted $125.0 million man and a Hawk for five more years. Collins, the 19th pick in the 2017 NBA draft has come a long way in his career to get to this point. He has worked hard to improve every year and now paid off with his first big deal. Now, Collins focuses on the next goals at hand such as still getting better and attempting to bring a championship to Atlanta.

Collins averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season, while also shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc, and a block a game. Then getting his first taste of the playoffs Collins had his ups and downs but overall the experience should make him a better player. His role changed this year from being the number two option behind Trae Young, to now, figuring out how best to impact this team to help the Hawks win.

Collins is developing into one of the top power forwards in the game.

Collins had many teams interested in him for a reason this offseason, they just couldn’t pay him as the Hawks could. He is a threat in the pick and roll with Young, which is one of the best pick and roll duos in the NBA. He also has a solid mid-range game and a 3-point shot as well. He can score at all three levels, then at the other end of the floor is an underrated shot blocker.

Collins still has work to do on both ends to continue being a better all-around player. Some may say he has reached his ceiling and others think he has another level to get to. Here we dive into three improvements John Collins can make to his game heading into next season.