After becoming a reliable three-point shooter during the 2019/20 season, stat-stuffing Hawks power forward John Collins is now focused on developing his play-making abilities during the extended 2020 offseason, according to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic.
“The next level is to start getting others involved and create more shots for myself or have the ability to do different things,” Collins reflected. “I’m working on guard stuff instead of the normal traditional big-man stuff.”
There’s more out of the Southeast Division:
- In a new mailbag, Josh Robbins of The Athletic examines the Magic‘s 2020 offseason, including the fate of Wesley Iwundu and which position 2019 first-rounder Chuma Okeke could slot into given the current roster.
- Adding a rim protector and wing defender – perhaps through a trade or a free agency acquisition – are the top offseason priorities for the Wizards, as well as re-signing forward Davis Bertans, Fred Katz of The Athletic contends.
- Heat team president Pat Riley will hold his first 2020 media presser this Friday afternoon, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (Twitter link).