With the Atlanta Hawks and John Collins seemingly at odds about his future, we take a look at the six best partners for trade.
It appears that the Atlanta Hawks and John Collins are likely to part ways at the end of the season after the two parties failed to come to terms for a rookie extension and now seem at odds with the direction of the franchise. This is unfortunate as Collins has been a huge part of the Hawks culture since he arrived in 2017.
Collins has developed into a really good player culminating in having averages of more than 20 points and 10 rebounds last season. He only just missed those numbers the season before. For his career, Collins has averaged 16.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 28.3 minutes per game.
He is also an incredibly efficient player, shooting 57.0 percent from the floor on 11.3 shots, 37.1 percent from deep on 2.1 attempts, and 76.0 percent from the line on 3.4 attempts. His ability to be a stretch-four is going to be highly valued on the trade market.
Atlanta Hawks will miss John Collins two-way play
Collins also has the ability to defend the rim with his athleticism. His 1.0 blocks per game don’t tell the entire story. Collins is also able to alter shots as players come into the paint. This season Collins is defending perimeter players as the Hawks have Clint Capela manning the middle.
This shows that Collins has the ability to defend multiple positions on the court which shows his tremendous versatility. He may struggle to defend the point, but he can be forgiven that given how he is also active on the boards especially at the defensive end.