Collins (ankle) has progressed to dynamic foot contacts, lateral shuffling and individual on-court work. He will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.
The earliest Collins could return would be April 18 against the Pacers, but that would mean surprisingly fast progress. In the meantime, Solomon Hill and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) should continue seeing expanded roles.
General manager Travis Schlenk said that Collins (ankle) was able to put up some shots during Monday's practice, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports.
Schlenk didn't suggest that Collins mixed in with the Hawks' healthy players during drills, so that's a benchmark he'll need to hit in his recovery program from the sprained left ankle before the team gives him the green light to play. He'll remain out for both ends of the Hawks' back-to-back set Tuesday against the Pelicans and Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but Collins isn't expected to miss significant time beyond that. His ongoing absence has allowed Danilo Gallinari and Solomon Hill to pick up additional minutes at power forward.
Collins (ankle) underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a lateral ankle sprain and associated bone bruise. He will be re-evaluated in one week, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Collins has started to rehab already, but he'll be out for an extended period due to the severity of the injury. His absence Thursday against the Spurs will mark his first missed game of the year. He's in the midst of a nice season, as he's averaged 18.2 points on 54.5 percent shooting, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 30.3 minutes. While Collins is sidelined, Solomon Hill, Danilo Gallinari and Tony Snell are candidates to see more minutes.
Collins (ankle) is out Thursday against the Spurs, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Collins left Tuesday's game against the Suns after stepping on teammate Clint Capela's foot. The severity of the injury isn't clear yet, but he'll at least be sidelined for Thursday's contest. In Collins' absence, Danilo Gallinari, Solomon Hill and Tony Snell could all see extra minutes.
Collins won't return to Tuesday's game against Phoenix due to a left ankle sprain, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Collins suffered the injury in the first half Tuesday, when he stepped on teammate Clint Capela's foot. The Hawks haven't shed much light on the severity of Collins' injury, but he could be on tap for his first absence of the season Thursday in San Antonio after previously suiting up in all 47 of the Hawks' games to date. Collins will finish Tuesday's contest with nine points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes.
Collins posted 11 points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a steal across 26 minutes in Sunday's 126-102 loss to the Nuggets.
One game after scoring a career-high 38 points against the Warriors, Collins regressed in a big way. Collins is a focal point of the offense and has scored in the double-digits in 16 consecutive games, but he experiences fluctuations in shot volume that definitely affect his bottom line. Still, he usually finds a way to contribute in other categories, which can offset a mediocre night of shooting.
Collins scored 38 points (14-19 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 34 minutes in Friday's win over the Warriors.
Collins set a new career-high with 38 points, surpassing his previous mark of 35. He did so on the strength of exceptionally efficiently shooting, and he now has a field-goal percentage of 68.6 percent across his last five games. Collins has also hit the boards hard of late, as he has double-digit rebounds in four of his last seven contests.
Collins scored 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with eight rebounds and one steal in a 110-108 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.
Collins just barely managed to stretch his streak of double-digit offensive efforts to 15 games. The forward had been shooting the ball better from three recently, making a shot from distance in four straight, but he has now failed to do so in back-to-back games. Collins continues to provide fantasy managers with strong contributions in points, rebounds, blocks and steals. Over his last six contests, he's averaged 20.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game.
Collins produced 23 points (10-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 28 minutes in Monday's 119-110 loss to the Clippers.
Although the Hawks allowed this game to slip away, the core of Collins, Trae Young and Clint Capela has put the Hawks into playoff contention with an 8-2 run during the month of March. Collins has been a little up-and-down during that span, but his averages of 19.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks during the run are all above his season averages.
Collins finished with 27 points (11-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 16 boards, three steals and three blocks in 32 minutes of a 99-94 win against the Lakers on Saturday.
Collins set a new season high, pulling down 16 boards in his team's win, and he also led his team in scoring in the contest. With the Lakers frontcourt dealing with the injury bug, it opened up a major mismatch for Collins, who scored his highest point total since the calendar flipped to March. He'll face the Clippers on Monday.
Collins ended with 20 points (9-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 119-107 victory over the Rockets.
With Clint Capela (heel) remaining on the sideline, Collins once again stepped into a more featured role, especially on the defensive end of the floor. Despite all the turbulence, Collins is still flirting with top-50 value across the season and does seem to be getting more comfortable in his new role. That said, this could be a sneaky opportunity to try and sell-high before Capela gets back on the floor.
Collins is averaging 16.6 points (on 43.5 percent shooting from the field), 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers in 28.0 minutes per game over the Hawks' first five games under interim head coach Nate McMillan.
The coaching change from Lloyd Pierce to McMillan hasn't done much to spark Collins, whose numbers have tapered off in his fourth NBA season. In fact, Collins is playing nearly three fewer minutes per game with McMillan at the helm than he had under Pierce, and even his 28-minute average might be inflated, given that frontcourt mate Clint Capela was sidelined for two of those contests. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Hawks are listening to trade offers on the 2017 first-round pick leading up to the March 25 deadline, though Atlanta's asking price for Collins is said to be steep, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Collins is thus most likely to stay put with Atlanta, but he could be a prime sign-and-trade candidate this offseason, when he'll become a restricted free agent.
Collins had 13 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal across 28 minutes in Thursday's win over the Raptors.
Collins was one of four Atlanta players who scored in double digits, and while he ended just two rebounds away from putting up a double-double, he also struggled from the field and needed 13 shots just to end with 13 points. Collins has still scored in double figures in eight straight games while grabbing at least seven boards in all but one of those eight contests, so he's still producing even when his shot abandons him from time to time.
Collins registered 15 points (4-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in Wednesday's 115-112 victory over the Magic.
Despite facing some foul trouble in the second half thanks to three fouls in the third quarter, Collins was able to come close to a double-double and help the Hawks erase a 19-point halftime deficit. Collins has been the consistent second option behind Trae Young on offense for Atlanta, averaging 18.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in the first half of the season, and he should remain a strong scoring and rebounding option for fantasy managers following the All-Star break.
Collins scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Heat.
Interim coach Nate McMillan made the decision to sit Collins for the entire fourth quarter, stalling his stat line. The decision was based on matchup rather than injury, and Collins' workload will now need to be monitored going forward. Positively, Collins played well in the minutes he was given and appeared headed for his fourth double-double in the last six games prior to being benched.
Collins has averaged 19.6 points (on 57.1 percent shooting from the field), 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 three-pointers, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game over his last five games.
Collins' numbers are heavily propped up by his last two games, as he followed up a 25-point, eight-rebound game Friday in Oklahoma City by supplying a 34-10 double-double to go with three blocks in Sunday's loss to the Heat. The big man will draw a matchup with Miami again Tuesday, giving him an opportunity to build some momentum heading into the All-Star break. Despite his solid form the past two contests, Collins hasn't quite lived up to the expectations fantasy managers laid out for him on draft day.
Collins scored 25 points (11-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with eight rebounds and one steal across 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Thunder.
Trae Young struggled in the loss, leaving Collins as the primary offensive force for the Hawks. He responded by reaching 20 points for only the second time in his last nine games, though had a relatively empty stat line otherwise. Collins' defensive stats have notably been lacking in that same span, as he's averaging only 0.3 steals and 0.7 blocks.
Collins (concussion) contributed 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt), 11 rebounds, one assist and one block over 25 minutes in Wednesday's 127-112 win over the Celtics.
Despite playing through a concussion, Collins still managed to put up his second double-double in the last three games. He hasn't been able to replicate last season's incredible 21.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game -- in fact, he's cracked 20 points just once in the last eight games -- but Collins remains a valuable cross-category fantasy contributor.
Collins (concussion) is available for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
After sitting out the second half of Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers, Collins has passed concussion protocol and will be available one day later. This month, Collins has averaged 18.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 30.7 minutes.
Collins (concussion) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup against Boston, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Collins was evaluated for a concussion Wednesday, and by virtue of the fact that he hasn't been ruled out, it appears he likely passed the team's tests. Even so, there's still a chance the big man could be held out of Wednesday's game, so be sure to check in on his status before locking him into any DFS lineups. Collins departed Tuesday's loss to Cleveland after putting up 13 points and three rebounds in 13 minutes.
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