John Collins can make Lonnie a better scorer for the San Antonio Spurs
Collins will draw a lot of attention from defenders. In the post, he may be double-teamed. Luckily, San Antonio has Walker, who is working on adding a catch and shoot weapon to his arsenal, and so far has been successful.
Walker shot 64 percent on catch and shoot shots compared to only 50 percent on all shots. When Walker isn’t dishing dimes to Collins, he can be a weapon on the outside for Collins to pass back to, and then make the wide-open three-ball.
When Collins is on the floor, Walker won’t be the first option like he is coming off the bench with a whole new unit. But that can be a good thing. Walker is a true offensive weapon, and being versatile is a strength of his. When Collins draws attention, Walker can set himself up for easy shots, and when Walker has the ball off the dribble, Collins can set himself up for an easy two points.
The young, dynamic, and athletic one-two punch of Collins and Walker will tire defenders and put points on the board. One can be an All-Star, and the other could be Sixth Man of the Year. San Antonio hasn’t seen many individual accolades recently. It would be nice if two 23-year-old kids could fill up the trophy case and the win column.