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John Collins, PF | ATL

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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John Collins Pours In 28 Points In Just 27 Minutes

From an offensive efficiency standpoint, Atlanta Hawks power forward/center John Collins hasnt had a better night all year than he did Friday during a defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Collins minutes were held in check by a combination of foul trouble and game score, but he managed to shoot 13-for-16 from the floor overall, with two of his three misses coming from behind the arc. His 28 points and six rebounds are all the more impressive moving forward for having come against a stout Thunder defensive unit. He next faces the Wizards on Sunday, whom he logged a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double against in their last meeting Jan. 10.

Trae Young, PG | ATL

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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Trae Young Dishes Out Season-High 16 Assists During Defeat

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young returned to the lineup for Fridays loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after a one-game absence and promptly picked up where he left off as it pertains to finding his teammates for buckets. Young logged his 15th double-double of the year, setting a new season high by accruing 16 assists. His 7-for-20 effort from the field tied for his lowest shooting percentage in over a month, but his 26-point effort still gives him an average of 31 points across 10 January contests. Named an All-Star starter last week, Young has emerged as an elite fantasy option this season and next faces a porous Wizards defense Sunday, one which plays at a similarly rapid pace as that of Atlanta.

Danilo Gallinari, SF | OKC

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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Danilo Gallinari Drops 25 Points In Uber-Efficient Shooting Night

Oklahoma City Thunder small/power forward Danilo Gallinari tied his season high by shooting 70 percent from the floor during Fridays win over the Atlanta Hawks. He needed just 28 minutes of action to compile 25 points on 7-for-10 shooting, including going 4-for-6 from behind the arc. In addition to knocking down all seven free throws that he attempted, Gallinari capped off one of his better performances of the season by adding six rebounds and three assists. Even with two absences sprinkled in, January has been an electric month of scoring for Gallinari, who is averaging 21.7 points and shooting 45.7 percent from long range across 11 games.