8. John Collins
John Collins has been a frequent in the NBA trade rumor mill in recent years and there’s a good chance that he’s going to once again find himself in that exercise this offseason. But coming off one of the worst statistical seasons of his career, the Hawks could find difficulty in finding a possible new home for Collins. Still, at just 25 years of age, it’s tough to say that he currently has a negative trade value.
Collins is coming off a forgettable statistical season in which he averaged just 13 points and seven rebounds on 51 percent shooting from the field and 29 percent shooting from 3-point range. As you would expect, he carried those struggles into the postseason as well. But there may not be many better low-risk, high-reward trade targets out there than Collins this offseason.
Entering the summer, Collins just has two guaranteed years remaining on his contract. Depending on how the next two years go, Collins could accept or decline that player option for 2025-26. The Hawks have explored the idea of trading Collins in the past and I believe they will once again this offseason. The question is, will they pull the trigger this time around?