During a film session this week after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half to the New York Knicks, John Collins raised several issues about how the Atlanta Hawks are functioning with Trae Young running the offense, three sources tell The Athletic.
Collins discussed how the Hawks need to get into offensive sets more quickly and to limit Young's early shot clock attempts that leave his teammates uninvolved. Collins also shared his desire for more ball movement and flow on offense.
While there was no back-and-forth between the two, Young made it clear he strongly disagreed with the assessment of Collins.
“Trae is my brother regardless,” Collins, who chose not to elaborate further, told The Athletic via text message.
The Hawks currently rank fifth in the NBA in offensive efficiency at 114.0 points per 100 possessions.
Sources within the Hawks pointed to the recent contract extension negotations Collins when through for a possible explanation for his frustration. Collins turned down adeal worth more than $90 million over four years, according to sources.