December 7, 2017, 1:01 pm
In a Thursday radio interview, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said that John Collins is on schedule in terms of his injury recovery and is “hopefully on the shorter” side of his original 2-3 week timetable.
Considering that came about a week ago, it’s conceivable that Collins could be back by the end of next week if everything goes right. He should be picked up everywhere he was dropped while everyone else can get ready to activate the promising youngster. In 21 games this season, Collins is averaging 11.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocks in 23.0 minutes per game and had cracked the starting five before his shoulder injury. He’s a standard league asset and the clock is ticking on Miles Plumlee‘s time in the starting five.