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Hawks likely trading John Collins this offseason

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The Hawks are likely to part ways with their second-top scorer John Collins this offseason. It was reported recently that the 24-year-old power forward wants to be moved too.

Collins was by Atlanta back in 2017 and has spent his whole NBA career with the team. Over the five years with the Hawks he averaged 16.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29 minutes per game.

Last year he signed a new five-year deal with the team, but that has not reduced the interest in him from other teams.

Via Marc Stein:

“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 league wide since talks broke down between Collins and Hawks on a $90 million extension at the start of the 2020-21 season.”

This past season Collins averaged 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.8 minutes per game.

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