Everyone expected a transfer of John Collins on the night of the 2022 Draft; however, the negotiations fell through and he is still a member of the Atlanta Hawks. But not for much longer. middle sources The Athletic They have confirmed that their future is far from their current team and that before the start of the regular season they will have moved their salary.
“His time in Atlanta is over,” an anonymous source told the aforementioned outlet.
Collins, 24, averaged 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30 minutes on the floor last year. Ahead he has four years left on his contract valued at 102 million dollars.
Ayton, his possible substitute
With the future of John Collins away from the Hawks, who could also leave soon is center Clint Capela. The Hawks are trying to release salary mass with the aim of signing DeAndre Ayton, who is already looking for a new destination in his NBA career.
It is believed that the Hawks are going to bet heavily on Ayton, and although they do not plan to offer him the maximum salary, as he demanded in Phoenix, they are willing to put a large contract on the table.
The one who was number 1 in the 2018 Draft closed last year with figures of 17.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29.5 minutes per day.
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