It's no secret that the Portland Trail Blazers will be busy in the offseason as they look to build their roster around superstar point guard Damian Lillard. Portland has already been linked to a number of big names around the league, and right now, they appear to be interested in joining the race for a highly-touted Eastern Conference big man.

According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the Blazers are keeping tabs on the Atlanta Hawks' John Collins, who has become one of the most sought-after big men in the market after reports emerged about his availability. Apparently, Portland wants in on the action and they might be willing to use their No. 7 pick in the 2022 NBA draft as leverage.

The likelihood of a John Collins trade, league sources indicate, is as high as it's ever been…

Collins continues to be mentioned as a player on Portland's radar for a potential deal constructed around the No. 7 overall pick on Thursday night.

With Lillard's window slowly closing, the Blazers obviously want to win now. They might feel obliged to give up their lottery pick in exchange for a player that can help them with this objective. John Collins seems to fit the bill.

The Hawks, on the other hand, could be in the midst of a revamp around Trae Young. Key players such as Collins appear to be on the trade block, and the Blazers are just one of many interested parties.