The Utah Jazz might not be off to the perfect start in the 2023-24 season, but amidst the early struggles, there's a shining star named John Collins who's turning heads.\r\n\r\nREAD: IKEA Unveils Plans for a Fresh City Store Experience in Brighton\r\nCollins' Rocky Road\r\nWhen Collins joined the Jazz, he was coming off what some might call the "yikes" season of his career. His stats resembled a downward ski slope, and his role with the Atlanta Hawks was about as stable as a Jenga tower in an earthquake.\r\n\r\nHis offensive game resembled a sinking ship, with shooting percentages hitting rock bottom. Picture this: career lows in field goal percentage and three-point percentage. Ouch.\r\nJazz Magic: Collins' Renaissance\r\nFast forward to his stint with the Jazz, and it's like we're witnessing the comeback of the century. In just 10 games, Collins has flipped the script.\r\nSo, How's Collins Doing?\r\nPicture this: 31 minutes a night, 15.0 points per game, and 8.0 rebounds. That's almost two points better than last season and a rebound stat that hasn't been seen since the Stone Age (okay, 2019-20 season, but close enough).\r\nCoach Hardy's Nuggets of Wisdom\r\nCoach Will Hardy spilled the beans on the secret sauce. "Dribble, pass, and shoot," he told Collins from day one. No rocket science here, just good old basketball. And guess what? It seems to be working.\r\n\r\nCollins' role in Atlanta? Limited to corner threes and pick and rolls. But with the Jazz, he's got the freedom to spread his wings, and boy, is he soaring.\r\nFreedom Feels Good\r\n"I think he\u2019s more comfortable with the freedom that he has," Coach Hardy chuckled. "I\u2019m not going to put [John] in a box of like, this is your position and these are the only things you do and these are things you don\u2019t do."\r\nCollins Unleashed\r\nSo, what's Collins doing with all this newfound freedom? Everything. Attacking the basket, blocking shots like he's auditioning for a superhero role, and, oh, did we mention he's become a sniper from beyond the arc?\r\nThree-Point Symphony\r\nHold on to your hats, folks. Collins, the guy who once struggled with shooting, is now the Jazz's second-best three-point shooter at a jaw-dropping 43 percent. That's right up there with sharpshooter Simone Fontecchio and just a smidge below All-Star Lauri Markkanen.\r\n\r\n"We\u2019re comfortable with him taking those shots," Markkanen said, adjusting to his new frontcourt buddy. "We see the work he puts in every day, and I think it\u2019s been easier than I thought, really."\r\nCollins 2.0\r\nCollins has notched up 15 made threes in the first 10 games, second only to his stellar 2019-20 campaign. Remember that season when he averaged a career-high 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game? Yeah, those were the days.\r\n\r\nSo, there you have it. The Jazz might be stumbling a bit, but John Collins is strutting his stuff and bringing a dash of flair, a sprinkle of humor, and a whole lot of game to the court. Watch out, NBA, Collins is on the rise! Cue the applause.