The Atlanta Hawks just made a massive splash. They kicked off the offseason by trading for Dejounte Murray, sending out Danilo Gallinari, three first-round picks, and one pick swap.
Now, Trae Young and Murray are set to be one of the most lethal backcourts in the NBA. However, it seems as though they aren’t done making moves quite yet.
Atlanta is supposedly still looking to trade John Collins this summer. His name has been thrown around in trade rumors for months, and it seems as though the relationship between the two parties has eroded beyond repair.
So, with Murray in place and the Hawks set up for success next season, what three NBA trades could they complete to get solid value back in exchange for Collins?
NBA Trades: 3 John Collins trades to help the Atlanta Hawks: Boston Celtics
Hawks receive: Derrick White, Grant Williams, 2023 1st-Round Pick (Top-20 Protected), 2025 1st-Round Pick (Lottery Protected)
Celtics receive: John Collins
Boston has been linked to Collins as a potential suitor for a while now, and Matt Moore of Action Network just confirmed that rumor once again on June 29.
This deal would see them add Collins to be their tertiary scorer behind Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. He’d start at the power forward and Tatum would slide down to the three.
For the Hawks, this trade would mainly be about recouping draft capital after trading for Murray. This trade would see them add firsts in 2023 and 2025.
In addition, they would get Derrick White to be a backup guard off the bench and help with their defense. As for Grant Williams, he could start for them or be a premier backup four.