This Hawks-Kings Trade Is Focused On John Collins

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The Atlanta Hawks shocked the NBA world last season, making it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals, but this seems like a distant memory at this point, as the Hawks are barely holding onto a play-in spot this season. 

With just seven games remaining on their schedule, the Hawks are 38-37 and 4.5 games in front of the New York Knicks for the 10-seed in the Eastern Conference. 

Trae Young has carried the Hawks all year long, but even he has not been able to help this team find long-term consistency for them to prove that they can be a contending team in the Eastern Conference, much like how they looked during the playoffs last year. 

Major changes are on the horizon for Atlanta in the offseason and while they could look to move on from veterans like Danilo Gallinari or Bogdan Bogdanovic, each of which are on high-paying deals for the 2022-23 season, there have also been rumors about the Hawks potentially looking at trade opportunities involving John Collins. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: These 3 Teams Should Consider Offseason John Collins Trade

Now in his fifth NBA season, Collins recently signed a five-year, $125 million extension with the Hawks, but frustrations have begun mounting over for the 24-year-old forward. 

Ahead of the NBA trade deadline, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that John Collins had grown “increasingly frustrated” with his role in Atlanta this season and that he could potentially be out the door sooner than many had imagined. 

Now sidelined indefinitely at the end of the season with a finger and foot injuries, the Hawks will have one big question hovering over the heads entering the offseason in regards to John Collins’ future with the organization. 

Should John Collins hit the trade market, several teams will likely be reaching out to Atlanta about a possible trade, one of which could very well be the Sacramento Kings. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: These 3 Teams Should Consider Offseason John Collins Trade

Trading for Domantas Sabonis at the trade deadline this season, the Kings now have De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis to try and end their playoff drought, which is why Sacramento could be eager to add a third high-level talent to their rotations in the offseason. 

Could Collins be their guy? Let’s take a look at a trade proposal put together by Bleacher Report that sends John Collins to Sacramento. 

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