Hawks eyes trade involving John Collins, Harrison Barnes

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Marc Stein: The Hawks are evaluating a variety of scenarios as they pursue a trade with John Collins in Thursday’s draft, with a deal headlined by Collins and Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes among Atlanta’s top options, sources say of the league. More of my latest: https://marcstein.substack.com/p/kyrie-irving-latest-more-trade-talk-727
Source: Twitter @TheSteinLine

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

ryan mcdonald @ryanwmcdonald
Does this affect John Collins’ commercial market? – 6:26 p.m.

Mark Dek @MarkDeeksNBA
Guess that leaves Sacramento for John Collins, then? – 6:09 p.m.

StatMuse @statmuse
John Collins in 2022:
16.2 PGP
7.8 RPG
1.8APG
53/36/79%
The Hawks second leading scorer. pic.twitter.com/mvPuz8klqt3:17 p.m.

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Woj said John Collins would likely be moved whether it was draft night or later.
Several reporters reported that Collins would likely be moved from Atlanta this offseason. – 10:49 p.m.

Harrison Barnes @hbarnes
RIP Biggie 🙏🏾🕊 – 12:06

Mark Stein @LaLigneStein
Bradley Beal, John Collins, Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, Rudy Gobert, Mitchell Robinson, Kenny Atkinson and TRADES… all and many more are featured in an emergency notebook around the league on a Tuesday: marcstein.substack.com/ p/nba -draft-for… – 11:30 AM

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Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The gaps that can be bridged between Brooklyn and Kyrie Irving, what’s next for Charlotte after Kenny Atkinson’s about-face, more notes on John Collins, Sacramento and other business drafts, all at @BR_NBA: bleacherreport.com/articles/10039… – 09:14

Dan Favale @danfavale
unless the market for available stars is drastically different from what was reported/talked about before the draft, I don’t see how the hawks are trading John Collins *and* getting better – 01:49

james ham @James_HamNBA
Can the Kings land Hawks big man John Collins without the No. 4 overall pick?
kings-beat.beehiiv.com/p/can-kings-la… – 00:37

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Report: Kings is exploring trade for John Collins of the Hawks, but not the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft. How would Collins fit, what would a deal look like and why would Atlanta do it?
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac… – 6:29 p.m.

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Some Hawks-Suns snippets on John Collins and Clint Capela from Marc Stein’s latest newsletter: https://t.co/yihJzGcm20 pic.twitter.com/22LEoZqbSU12:10 p.m.

david mason @DeuceMason
A ton of rumors in Shams’ latest track. Shams says the Kings are comfortable picking 4 and McNair has spoken with the Hawks about John Collins without involvement in this year’s pick.
theathletic.com/3373269/2022/0… – 09:24

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More on this scenario

Feltbot: Kevin Durant’s Legacy Just Died He’s now just the guy between Harrison Barnes and Andrew Wiggins. Kevin Durant: I’ve been dead since July 4, 2016, but congratulations to the dubs and my boy Steezy, a Fillmore legend, the man has waited his whole life for a parade down Market Street. -Going through Twitter @KDTrey5 / Jun 17, 2022

Teams looking for a starting center may include the Raptors, Pistons, Trail Blazers and Toronto Hornets. Some sources believe the San Antonio Spurs (Jakob Poeltl), Chicago Bulls (Nikola Vucevic), Hawks (Clint Capela, John Collins), Pacers (Turner) or even the Kings (Richaun Holmes, Harrison Barnes) could be looking to trade existing players for one of the best centers available via trade. -via Laundress Report / Jun 13, 2022

Chris Fedor on trade candidates to watch: Here are the names I’ve heard: I think both (Bojan and Bogdan) Bogdanovics would make sense. Gordon Hayward, whose salary matches that of Kevin Love… Tobias Harris, Harrison Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Jeremi Grant, Aaron Gordon. And that’s the one I’m looking at. I think it’s less likely than it was at the start of the playoffs, but I heard about it inside the walls of Cleveland. It’s Andrew Wiggins from the Warriors. —via HoopsHype / May 26, 2022

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Jake Fischer: One thing is certain: the Atlanta Hawks, sources say, are operating in an effort to trade John Collins before the start of Thursday night. -Going through Twitter @JakeLFischer / June 22, 2022

Marc Stein: I was told that James Jones in the past had been very high on John Collins. —via marcstein.substack.com / Jun 21, 2022

The likelihood of a trade with John Collins, according to league sources, is higher than it has ever been. Collins has just completed the first season of a five-year, $125million deal, but the novelty of his deal has done nothing to dampen outside interest in the 6ft 9in forward who has been bubbling in the entire league since talks between Collins and Hawks broke down over a $90 million extension at the start of the 2020-21 season. —via marcstein.substack.com / June 20, 2022

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