Atlanta Hawks big homo John Collins has been the field of study of trade rumors over the past couple years. Even after re-signing on a 5-year, $125 million contract terminal July, these trade rumors won’t die downwardly.
With Atlanta coming off a disappointing first-round exit in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, general director Travis Schlenk is now reportedly looking to include Collins in a merchandise for a lottery choice in next week’s NBA Typhoon.
There are multiple teams looking to trade out of the top 10 in order to find proven talent. Collins would obviously fit into that category. As O’Connor noted, that listing includes the Portland Trail Blazers. They are slated to select seventh overall.
Equally for the Atlanta Hawks, Schlenk stated afterwards their showtime-round exit at the hands of the Miami Estrus that the team will be looking to make changes backside Trae Young on the roster.
“We made the decision terminal year to run the same group dorsum. We probably should’ve tried to upgrade every bit opposed to stay status quo. The mode the season played out, nosotros’re certainly going to effort to upgrade the roster moving frontward into next season.”
Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on offseason plans
The 24-yr-old Collins is probably Atlanta’s all-time trade nugget to add a lottery pick to the mix. Beneath, we look at three scenarios.
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Atlanta Hawks trade John Collins to the Portland Trail Blazers
- Atlanta Hawks get: Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, 7th pick
- Portland Trail Blazers get: John Collins, 44th pick
It’southward no secret that recently-promoted general manager Joe Cronin is looking to make a win-now move in Portland. The Blazers are coming off their worst flavour since 2005-06 and demand to add more talent for franchise stalwart Damian Lillard. Collins would provide that while balancing out the roster in a big way.
John Collins stats (2019-22):
18.2 PPG, eight.3 RPG, 56% shooting, 39% 3-indicate
Collins teaming up with Lillard and breakout wing Anfernee Simons would definitely exist a skillful showtime in th Pacific Northwest. The Blazers also have the financial adequacy to pull off a trade of this ilk past picking upwardly the $19.38 1000000 pick on Bledsoe’s contract for the 2022-23 season.
As for Atlanta, the team adds a valuable elevation-7 pick to the mix. It could go in a number of unlike directions with said pick, including someone like former Kentucky summit recruit Shaedon Sharpe to team upward with Young in the backcourt. A high-upside Dyson Daniels could besides end up being a sexy pick. Obviously looking to win short-term, Atlanta as well finds a support for Young in Bledsoe as well as a solid three-and-D wing with Winslow.
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Atlanta Hawks trade John Collins to the Sacramento Kings
Atlanta Hawks get: Harrison Barnes, Justin Vacation, 4th pick
- Sacramento Kings get: John Collins, Jalen Johnson, 16th pick, time to come 1st-circular selection
Some other team that’s looking to brand a win-now move alee of the draft, Sacramento has the best asset of the bunch. That includes the fourth overall selection, which could be used to find a running mate for All-Star Domantas Sabonis in the frontcourt.
Already boasting a solid backcourt tandem in De’Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell, a move of this ilk would help balance out the Kings’ roster. They also option up 2021 showtime-round pick Jalen Johnson and another starting time-round selection by moving off Barnes and trading down a dozen spots. Non likewise bad.
Atlanta’s target here would probable exist Purdue baby-sit Jaden Ivey or former Duke star frontward Paolo Banchero. The price would exist loftier to learn another potential star with Young. But it’s definitely worth it given the Hawks’ thought process.
John Collins contract:
5 years, $125 million; actor pick for 2025-26
Financially, the Hawks motion off Collins’ long-term bargain while calculation Barnes expiring contract. It’s too not like Barnes is a terrible actor. He’s among the nigh-underrated wings in the game. A trade of this ilk would enable Atlanta to pull off a split up bargain sending either Danilo Gallinari or Bogdan Bogdanovic to another team.
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Atlanta Hawks trade John Collins to the Charlotte Hornets
- Atlanta Hawks get: Mason Plumlee, Kelly Oubre Jr., P.J. Washington, 13th pick
- Charlotte Hornets go: John Collins, 44th pick
Now, this might exist a high price for the Hornets to pay. With that said, they just don’t have a balanced roster at this point. Perimeter options such every bit LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges take dominated the landscape.
Coming off a loss to these very same Hawks in the play-in tournament, big changes are needed behind those three. And with the Hornets likely being forced to sign Bridges to a max deal on the restricted free agent market place, moving off Washington would make a ton of sense.
Simply put, Charlotte would be a much ameliorate team with a cadre four of Ball, Rozier, Bridges and Collins. It would also still have the 15th pick to add some other youngster to the mix.
Atlanta picks up the 13th selection to go with its original 16th pick. Those two could be packaged with either Gallinari or Bogdanovic to move well into the top 10. Meanwhile, the Hawks pick up iii rotational pieces to help create more depth. The centerpiece here is the aforementioned Washington, who could have over for Collins at the four. This is a win-win for the 2 Eastern Briefing rivals.
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