UPDATE: Feb. 24, 6:37 p.m. — Collins will be available to play in Wednesday’s game vs. the Celtics despite leaving last night’s game with concussion-like symptoms.
UPDATE: Feb. 24, 1:34 p.m. — Collins is being listed as questionable to play in Wednesday’s game vs. the Boston Celtics due to a concussion evaluation. Collins was forced to leave early on Tuesday and may be held out. If Collins is out, we should see more Danilo Gallinari for the Hawks.
Atlanta Hawks forward John Collis got off to a strong start in Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers but was forced to leave the game for good after suffering a first-half injury. Collins suffered a blow to the head in the second quarter and is being evaluated for a concussion. Gallinari filled in for Collins at the start of the third quarter and the 23-year-old won’t return to the contest out of precaution.
Collins benefited from some major mismatches against the Cavaliers because of their ragtag frontcourt rotation and racked up 13 points to go along a trio of rebounds in 13 minutes. Gallinari, Solomon Hill, and Onyeka Okongu should benefit from more exposure with Collins out. You might still have a chance to cash if you played Collins in the main slate on DraftKings, but poor saps like me who captained him in a Showdown are hopeless at this point.