Hawks starting forward Collins expected to be traded to Jazz to join his second NBA team

2023-06-27 15:54

Hawks starting forward Collins expected to be traded to Jazz to join his second NBA team


According to well-known NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, Atlanta Hawks starting forward John Collins, 25, will leave the team to join the Utah Jazz.


Collins graduated from Wake Forest University in 2017 and was selected by the Hawks with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft in the same year. Ray Young collaborates as a partner.


At present, Collins has played 364 games for the team, scoring 15.8 points, 8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 steals in every 29.2 minutes played, with an overall shooting rate of 55.1%. In the entire season when the Hawks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, Collins played in 71 games, averaging 13.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, and his shooting percentage was 50.8%.


It is reported that in order to establish the flexibility of the lineup and improve the imminent salary cap changes, the Eagles decided to trade Collins, who holds a three-year contract worth 78 million US dollars, and exchanged the 36-year-old forward from the Jazz. Dee Gay and a future second-round pick.


Hawks starting forward Collins expected to be traded to Jazz to join his second NBA team


The Hawks and Jazz have discussed the deal for more than a year, and the two sides are expected to remain in trade mode this offseason.


Collins will also join the Jazz, the second team of his NBA career after spending two seasons in the NBA, and the Jazz's forward lineup. Markkanen joined forces for the NBA2023-2024 season.