Hawks considering trade involving John Collins, Harrison Barnes:

Marc Stein: The Hawks are weighing a variety of scenarios as they pursue a John Collins trade in connection with Thursday’s draft, with a deal headlined by Collins and Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes among Atlanta’s prime options, league sources say. 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’ trade market? – 6:26 PM:

Mark Deeks: @MarkDeeksNBA:
I guess that leaves Sacramento for John Collins, then? – 6:09 PM:

StatMuse: @status:
John Collins in 2022:
16.2 PPG:
7.8 RPG:
1.8 APG:
53/36/79%
The Hawks second leading scorer. pic.twitter.com/mvPuz8klqt:3:17 PM:

Paul Garcia: @PaulGarciaNBA:
Woj said John Collins is likely to be moved whether it is draft night or later.
Multiple reporters have been reporting Collins is likely to be moved this offseason from Atlanta. – 10:49 PM:

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

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

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 draft trade chatter, all at @BR_NBA:: bleacherreport.com/articles/10039… – 9:14 AM:

Dan Favale: @danfavale:
unless the available-star market is starkly different from what’s been reported / being talked about pre-draft, i do not see how the hawks trade john collins * and * get better – 1:49 AM:

James Ham: @James_HamNBA:
Can Kings land Hawks big man John Collins without No. 4 overall pick?
kings-beat.beehiiv.com/p/can-kings-la… – 12:37 AM:

Jason Anderson: @JandersonSacBee:
Report: Kings exploring trade for Hawks’ John Collins, but not for No. 4 pick in 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 PM:

Gerald Bourguet: @GeraldBourguet:
A couple of Hawks-Suns tidbits on John Collins and Clint Capela from the latest Marc Stein newsletter: https://t.co/yihJzGcm20: pic.twitter.com/22LEoZqbSU:12:10 PM:

Dave Mason: @DeuceMason:
Ton of rumors in Shams’ latest piece. Shams says Kings are comfortable picking at 4 and McNair has talked with the Hawks about John Collins with no involvement of this years pick.
theathletic.com/3373269/2022/0… – 9:24 AM:

More on this storyline:

feltbot: Kevin Durant’s legacy just died He’s now just the guy between Harrison Barnes and Andrew Wiggins. Kevin Durant: I have been dead since July 4th 2016, but congrats to the dubs and my boy Steezy, a Fillmore legend, man been waitin his whole life for a parade on market st. -via: Twitter @ KDTrey5: / June 17, 2022:

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

Chris Fedor on trade candidates to watch: Here are the names that I’ve heard: I think both (Bojan and Bogdan) Bogdanovics would make sense. Gordon Hayward, whose salary lines up with Kevin Love… Tobias Harris, Harrison Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Jeremi Grant, Aaron Gordon. And this is one that I’m watching. I think it’s less likely than it was when the postseason started, but it’s one that I’ve heard kicked around inside the walls of Cleveland. It’s Andrew Wiggins of the Warriors. -via HoopsHype / May 26, 2022:

Jake Fischer: One thing that is certain: the Atlanta Hawks, sources say, are operating with the goal of trading John Collins before Thursday night gets underway. -via: Twitter @JakeLFischer: / June 22, 2022:

Marc Stein: I have been told that James Jones in the past has been very high on John Collins. -via marcstein.substack.com / June 21, 2022:

The likelihood of a John Collins trade, league sources indicate, is as high as it has ever been. Collins just completed the first season of a five-year, $ 125 million contract, but the newness of his deal didn’t do anything to downgrade external interest in the 6-foot-9 forward that has bubbled leaguewide since talks broke down between Collins and Hawks on a $ 90 million extension at the start of the 2020-21 season. -via marcstein.substack.com / June 20, 2022:

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