Collins posted 20 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 25 rebounds, six assists and one block across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 135-134 loss to the Pacers.
Collins came to board in the finale, grabbing a career-high 25 rebounds in the one-point loss. His freak athleticism is not even a question anymore, as everyone knows Collins can jump out the building and body up with any forward he's matched on. After missing plenty of games early in the season, Collins ends his sophomore year with 19.5 point and 9.8 rebound averages over 61 games.
Collins (rest) is off the injury report for Wednesday's matchup against the Pacers.
Collins was given Sunday's game against the Bucks off, but he'll return for the Wednesday's season finale. Across his past 10 appearances, he's averaging 17.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks.
Collins will be rested during Sunday's game against the Bucks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
It was rumored that the Hawks may rest some of their younger star players in hopes of eliminating the risk of injury in meaningless games down the stretch. With Collins out of the lineup Sunday, Vince Carter may slide into the starting rotation against the Bucks and also will likely see an increased role.
Collins (rest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
With just two games remaining in the season, it appears as if the Hawks aren't taking any risks with their young core. Although he hasn't yet been ruled out, there's a good shot Collins' rested considering he's placed 69 total minutes over his past two games. If he's held out, look for Vince Carter and Deyonta Davis to see a boost in run.
Collins accumulated 20 points (8-18 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, an assist and a steal over 34 minutes Friday against the Magic.
Despite his inability to knock down a trey, Collins finished with 20 points for the fourth time in the last five contests. The 21-year-old is averaging 19.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 59 games with two matchups remaining in the regular season.