Hawks center John Collins is returning to Atlanta after signing a big extension. His new contract is reportedly worth $125 million over five years, locking him up until the 2026 offseason. Collins was previously on his rookie contract before signing this deal.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday.
From the 19th overall pick in the 2017 draft to a centerpiece power forward on the Eastern Conference finalists this season, a remarkable rise to this contract for Collins. https://t.co/qZT0Ir9dmR
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 4, 2021
Collins was the 19th overall selection by the Hawks in the 2017 NBA Draft. He helped Atlanta reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2021. In the playoffs, he scored 13.9 points per game in 32 minutes, adding 8.7 rebounds.
He was suspended for 25 games during the 2019-2020 season, for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy after testing positive for HGH. Collins has remained clean since, becoming one of the best young power forwards in the NBA.
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