This Lakers-Hawks trade sends rising star to Los Angeles

LeBron James lobbied for an Anthony Davis trade all throughout his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The deal was finally able to get done, and the duo won an NBA title in their first season together. Now, adding more talent is an option and Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins would be intriguing.

It has been a busy offseason for the Lakers to ramp up for their title defense in the upcoming season. Los Angeles began by acquiring Dennis Schroder from the Oklahoma City Thunder via trade— followed by shocking the NBA by signing Montrezl Harrell.

The Hawks have made it clear they want to build a sustainable winner around Trae Young. Atlanta used the No. 6 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to bring in Onyeka Okongwu and have since acquired Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Gallinari, and Rajon Rondo.

There’s no denying the impressive results John Collins has achieved so far in his NBA career. However, the Hawks have not yet signed him to a long-term deal despite him being eligible to sign one. This could create a pathway for a team like the Lakers to pursue him via trade.

The NBA season is quickly approaching which means teams will begin to really lock in on potential trades. Here is what a deal centered around John Collins between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers might look like.

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