The Atlanta Hawks are ready to take a leap during the upcoming NBA season. Not only do they have some great veterans, but the key for their success in coming years will be their young core.
One of those key pieces is John Collins, who has some uncertainty regarding his future with the organization.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported the Hawks and Collins failed to reach an extension and he will enter the restricted free agency when the 2020 / 21 campaign ends.
The Atlanta Hawks and forward John Collins will not have a contract extension agreement, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Collins will become a coveted restricted free agent in 2021.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 21, 2020
Collins, who served a 25-game suspension for a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy last season, returned to average 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds in 41 games, appearing for 33.2 minutes per contest.
The athletic forward has shown impressive flashes throughout his first three years in the league. Last season, Collins scored 58.3 percent of his shots, including 40.1 percent from three-point distance, and also improved to be an 80.0 percent free throw shooter.
Despite not reaching an agreement, the Hawks could still bring Collins back for the 2021 / 22 season as long as they match any offers from other teams during the coming offseason.