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NBA free agency: Hawks’ John Collins agrees to five-year, $125 million contract to stay in Atlanta, per report

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Before the start of last season, Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins turned down a reported $90 million contract extension in an effort to solidify more money as a restricted free agent either from the Hawks or elsewhere. After a season in which he averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, it’s safe to say he was smart in doing so as he’s agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal to remain with the Hawks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

This deal comes just a couple days after it was reported that Collins and the Hawks were not close on a contract, but it appears after a few days of reflection – and money drying up elsewhere around the league – Collins has accepted the Hawks’ original offer they gave him at the start of free agency. 317 View Profile

The Hawks have now locked up both Collins and Trae Young, who is reportedly signing a five-year, $207 million contract extension, which ensures the core group of players that got the Hawks to an unexpected conference finals appearance stays intact for the next few years.

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