Apparently, the Utah Jazz is reportedly in the mix of interested teams going for John Collins.
As told by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Jazz have inquired about the prospects of trading for Collins and have shown interest in recent weeks and months.
“The Utah Jazz are another team, I’m told, that has made an inquiry and has shown interest in recent weeks and months.”
The report comes after Charania’s revealing that the Hawks have activated the idea of trading Collins to the market, having preliminary talks with the Phoenix Suns for a probable swap.
Collins has been a hot name within the league’s trade rumor mill since last season. The high-flying forward has an energizing presence but owns a hefty five-year, $125 million contract that he signed with the franchise last year.
As such, it is unexpected to view that Utah is steering itself toward being competitive amid the rebuild notions league-wide. After shipping their franchise stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, the club enjoys a new era being supervised by rookie coach Will Hardy and spearheaded by Lauri Markkanen, boasting the fourth-best record in the West with a 10-6 record.
Currently, Collins isn’t living up to the extension he inked with Atlanta, as he is currently averaging a career-low in points since his rookie year with 12.6 averages in 15 total games. It remains yet to be seen how these things and murmurs will unfold as the season is still young at this stage.