The likelihood of a John Collins trade, league sources indicate, is as high as it’s ever been. Collins just completed the first season of a five-year, $ 125 million contract, but the newness of his deal didn’t do anything to downgrade external interest in the 6-foot-9 forward that has bubbled leaguewide since talks broke down between Collins and Hawks on a $ 90 million extension at the start of the 2020-21 season.
Source: Marc Stein @ marcstein.substack.com
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Dave Mason ADeuceMason
Ton of rumors in Shams’ latest piece. Shams says Kings are comfortable picking at 4 and McNair has talked with the Hawks about John Collins with no involvement of pick this year.
theathletic.com/3373269/2022/02 – 9:24 AM
Anthony Chiang AAnthony_Chiang
Are more three-pointers in Bam Adebayo’s future? Would a move for John Collins make sense? Answering your questions in this week’s Heat mailbag miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… – 6:06 PM
Chris Kirschner AChrisKirschner
New Lakers assistant Chris Jent was instrumental in helping John Collins become as good of a shooter as he’s developed into. Went from a non-3-point shooter at Wake Forest to be a 38 percent career 3-point shooter with the Hawks. – 6:03 PM
More on this storyline
Rival teams have for weeks described the Hawks as a team looking to make broad changes around All-Star guard Trae Young. De’Andre Hunter and Onyeka Okongwu are widely regarded as the only two other Hawks that the team wouldn’t trade. -via marcstein.substack.com/June 20, 2022
Clint Capela and Ice Trae are close. Capela has been described to me as a true Young favorite. The fact that the Hawks have been mentioned prominently as a potential destination for Ayton (via sign-and-trade) and Utah’s Rudy Gobert (via traditional trade) certainly suggests that Capela is by no means untouchable. Yet you can safely conclude that the Hawks will have to be certain they are upgrading their front line to part with a player Young is so fond of. -via marcstein.substack.com/June 20, 2022
Pat McAfee: What is going on with Kyrie Shams? “Sources tell me that he wants to stay with Kevin Durant & the Nets. The talks with the Nets officials have led to a serious opening for him to hit the open market though ”@ @ ShamsCharania #PMSLive -via Twitter / June 20, 2022