Report: Hawks’ John Collins, Pacers’ Myles Turner are on the trading block
The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 6:
If the current trade buzz is accurate, the general market for young frontcourt players is robust, with league executives saying both the Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner and the Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins, big men with the ability to switch between power forward and center, are on the trading block.
Turner has appeared in 38 games for the Pacers this season. He’s averaging 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Collins, meanwhile, is putting up 19.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists for the Hawks in 23 games. He’s shooting 54.9 percent from the floor, 33.7 percent from the 3-point line and 81.3 percent from the charity stripe.
The Pacers are 31-17 on the season and just got All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo back in the lineup. Indiana is in the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The team will look to climb up the standings now that Oladipo is back.
The Hawks currently have the worst record in the East. It’s a little strange to hear that Collins is on the trade block considering he’s part of the young core in Atlanta which is headlined by All-Star point guard Trae Young.
But then again, this is the NBA and nothing should surprise anyone at this point.