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Atlanta Hawks, John Collins agree to 5-year, $125M deal

Jul 1, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) gets pressure from Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the first quarter during game five of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 1, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) gets pressure from Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the first quarter during game five of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Restricted free-agent forward John Collins has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract to remain with the Atlanta Hawks, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday.

ESPN reported the deal includes a player option in the fifth year.

The Hawks haven’t been shy about opening their wallet. The team recently agreed to a five-year, $207 million extension with All-Star guard Trae Young.

Young, in fact, appeared to congratulate Collins for his reported new deal over social media on Wednesday morning.

Collins, 23, averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds in 63 games (all starts) last season to help the Hawks advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

The Wake Forest product has averaged 16.6 points and 8.4 boards in 239 career games (189 starts) since being selected by Atlanta with the 19th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

–Field Level Media