Collins scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes during Saturday's 113-105 loss to the Celtics.
The second-year big is enjoying a strong start to 2019, averaging 19.6 points, 10.2 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.1 three-pointers over his last nine games while racking up five double-doubles in his last seven contests. Collins has emerged this season as a key piece in the Hawks' rebuild, and rather than fading, he seems to be picking up the pace heading into the second half.
Collins has been dealing with an illness, but the sophomore is feeling well enough to take the court Saturday. In January, Collins is averaging 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 59.6 percent shooting.
Collins has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against Boston, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Collins was deemed questionable on the initial report, but at this point it looks as though he'll be good to go by the time tip-off rolls around in the evening. The Wake Forest product is putting up 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game since January 1.
Collins is questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics due to an illness.
Collins, along with point guard Trae Young, is dealing with an illness just a couple days after Jeremy Lin was cleared of an illness that kept him out of one game. Collins will likely end up being a game-time decision Saturday, but the team could update his status during or after the team's shootaround in the morning.
Collins finished with 26 points (12-14 FG, 2-3 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes Tuesday against Oklahoma City.
Collins was super efficient Tuesday although made only minimal contributions elsewhere. Although he continues to struggle producing on the defensive end, Collins' offensive contributions are more than enough for owners. He's thriving in his second professional season, averaging 18.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists alongside strong percentages of 57.1-percent from the field, 33.3-percent from three and 71.3-percent from the line on the year.
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