Hawks video: Trae Young connects with John Collins on alley-oop
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Video: Hawks’ Trae Young connects with John Collins on alley-oop from beyond halfcourt

Trae Young, John Collins

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 132-111, behind the impressive performance of the tandem of Trae Young and John Collins.

Collins finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds, while Young added 22 points and eight assists. The connected on multiple plays against the Grizzlies, topped by this.

Young and Collins continue to develop as great players, and the Hawks’ future relies heavily on their continued growth. Both of them have put the league on notice, saying that they will be more difficult to stop next season.

The Hawks will be missing the playoffs anew, but they would like to finish the season on a positive note. They are also primed to get a high pick in this June’s draft, which they can add to their already promising young core.

Young is a candidate to win Rookie of the Year this season, and he continues to close the gap against front-runner Luka Doncic with his performance over the past couple of months.

Meanwhile, Collins continues to show everyone that he’s also a valuable piece for Atlanta. He’s showing doubters than he’s more than just a dunker, and that he can be a positive presence in the painted area on both offense and defense.

The tandem continue to work on their two-person game, which they believe could be a problem for the rest of the league in the future.