Former Wake Forest standout John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks have reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $125 million contract extension, first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Restricted free agent F John Collins has agreed to a five-year, $125M deal to stay with the Atlanta Hawks, @excelbasketball agents Sean Kennedy and Jeff Schwartz tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 4, 2021
The deal has wins for both parties as the Hawks get to lock up one of their cornerstones for the future without having to max him out, while Collins gets $25M a year(not bad) and a player option after the fourth year of the deal.
JC truly bet on himself after turning down a 4-year, $90 million deal prior to last season and man did it pay off. Collins was an integral part of the Hawks’ run as the 5th seed to falling in the Eastern Conference Finals against the eventual NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks. Averaging 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds last season, Collins now gets to put any and all contract notions aside and continue to grow into one of the better young players in the league.
Congrats on the new contract JC, and personally thank you for staying in Atlanta.