John Collins is a talented big man who plays for the Atlanta Hawks. Collins is an elite inside scorer and rebounder, who is also able to score from beyond the arc. John Collins is a skilled power forward who also has natural athleticism, making him one of the top young talents in the league. His box score numbers have slightly decreased, but one can attribute that to having other offensive talents on the roster such as De’Andre Hunter and Danilo Gallinari.
Recently, John Collins has been linked to the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics are in need of a solid big man, and as Collins is on an expiring deal, they may look to target him. It should be stated that the Boston Celtics have a huge trade exception worth $28,500,000 from the Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade. Collins also notably turned down an extension from the Atlanta Hawks this past offseason. His abilities would be able to fill the needs of the Celtics’ roster. An article for The Athletic detailed a potential trade package that would involve some of the Boston Celtics’ picks and young prospects.
Boston Celtics Receive: John Collins
Atlanta Hawks Receive: Payton Pritchard, Carsen Edwards, 2021 first-round pick, 2023 first-round pick, 2025 first-round pick (top-25 protected)