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Free Agency Fallout: Can Collins Run It Back?

by Matt Stroup
Updated On: December 2, 2020, 9:18 am ET

Last season, John Collins did something slightly random but mostly remarkable, becoming the first player ever (per Basketball Reference) to shoot better than 58.0 percent from the field, 80.0 from the line and 40.0 from 3-point range while averaging 10 or more points per game. 

Again, the list:

1. John Collins

Overall, the 23-year-old put up 21.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 0.8 spg, 1.6 bpg and 1.4 3s in his 41 games, posting first-round fantasy value on a per-game basis.

On the latest episode of the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast, Steve Alexander and I discuss how things look for Collins on a new-look Hawks roster, in particular with the A) signing of Danilo Gallinari and B) news that Gallinari will actually come off the bench and back up Collins this season.

Other things we hit on this episode:

*The outlook for the aforementioned Gallinari, and Cam Reddish in Atlanta;

*Brandon Ingram's chances of repeating (or improving on) his outstanding season with no Jrue Holiday in New Orleans;

*Hassan Whiteside and Richaun Holmes fighting it out for center minutes in Sacramento;

*Donte DiVincenzo and Juancho Hernangomez reportedly on the fast track toward starting jobs in their respective cities;

*Kemba Walker on his way to being auto-drafted in thousands of fantasy leagues this month;

*And Dennis Schroder already campaigning for the starting PG job in L.A.

You can check out the full episode right here, or in the embedded player below: 


Matt Stroup

Matt Stroup has covered basketball for NBC Sports Edge since 2008. You can find him on Twitter here .