Hawks Report: Collins trade “more likely than ever”, Atlanta “bluffed” at this Jerami Grant trade

We’ve gotten some good information from Marc Stein about the Hawks leading up to the 2022 NBA draft. I expect the Hawks to make a move, and John Collins is a prime candidate to be traded. There are reportedly two teams in on Collins — you can read about that here. We also got some intel on a rejected trade for Pistons F Jerami Grant:

Stein has previously reported that the Hawks were interested in Grant about two weeks ago, so he’s plugged into the situation.

16 and Bogdanović is a ridiculous asking price for Grant, but the Hawks could do more with the 16th pick. Grant is a solid scorer and versatile defender, but he is also a free agent after this season and could be in line for a raise after earning $20,955 million in 2022.

With the Hawks potentially getting rid of the contracts of Bogdanović and Collins, they would have cap space to get a true star next to Trae Young if one becomes available. Grant could be nothing more than a rental, and unless other moves are made, it doesn’t seem the Hawks would become contenders for the championship overnight. I trust Travis Schlenk’s judgment, and I think the Hawks are going to make a big move ahead of Thursday’s draft.

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