Hawks: Rookie John Collins out 2-3 weeks

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The silver lining of Dewayne Dedmon‘s injury was supposed to be more John Collins, the Hawks’ fun rookie center.

Alas…

Hawks release:

Atlanta Hawks forward/center John Collins suffered a left AC joint sprain during the fourth quarter of last night’s game vs. Cleveland. The injury was confirmed following an MRI today at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. He’s expected to miss the next two-to-three weeks, and his status will be updated as appropriate.

That’s a bummer for Collins, the Hawks’ most promising player, and the fans who enjoy watching him. At least, it’ll help the Hawks’ draft pick – especially with the team so thin at center now.

Mike Muscala is also hurt, though he could be close to returning. The Hawks might have to dust off Miles Plumlee, and they can also play small with Ersan Ilyasova or two-way player Tyler Cavanaugh at center.