Expectations for John Collins were high coming into this season. He had a break out season a year ago for the Atlanta Hawks, earning some All-Star and Most Improved Player consideration. He consistently improved as the season went along, and the hope was his play would only continue to get better.
Things got off to a nice start for JC, with him recording 18 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener and scoring 30 in the Hawks’ fourth game. He would only get to play one more game after that, however, with the NBA suspending him 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.