Atlanta Hawks: Where does John Collins rank amongst top-10 active power forwards

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Atlanta Hawks: John Collins comes in above Zion Williams who is No. 8.

In his two seasons in the league, Zion Williamson has been a sensation. He has averaged 25.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in his 85 games. He is another player who has been impacted by injury which costs his team when he is not on the court.

Williamson, who was the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft has yet to lead his team to the playoffs. While this is not a measure of how good a player is, it is a measure of how well he can play within a team environment in order to get things done.

Williamson plays most of his basketball very close to the hoop. He does not shoot often from beyond the arc, not even averaging a single attempt per game from that distance. This is such a limiting factor in the pace and space league which is what the NBA had become.

Collins has an inside/outside game which allows for his teammates to get better shots as he is able to space the floor or collapse the defense. Williamson is also a sub 70 percent free-throw shooter which is just not good enough for a player who plays so close to the rim and takes 16.4 field goal attempts per game.