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The rumors are growing surrounding Hawks’ forward John Collins. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, five teams have expressed interest in the player.

Those teams are the Mavericks, Nets, Jazz, Suns and Wizards. Charania reports that Phoenix is reluctant to take the 25-year-old forward who is in year two of a five-year $125 million contract.

This season Collins is averaging 12.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31.5 minutes per game.