If the NBA Draft is known for one thing, it’s unpredictability. With so many smoke screens and misdirections afoot, separating rumors from facts is a chore.
This year’s draft was no exception. Many fans and analysts expected an endless stream of trades to be reported. Instead, the evening was relatively light on player movement.
One player that many had pegged for a trade was Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins. His name has become a fixture in trade rumors over recent years, and many expected those rumors to finally come to fruition last night.
With the Kings and Blazers both being in the lottery with 2022-23 playoff aspirations, many predictions had Collins suiting up for one of those squads next season.
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If he does, it won’t be due to a draft-night deal. None of which means John Collins won’t be dealt this summer. He’s still a prime trade candidate.
Here are three post-draft ideas that would land him in new digs.