New Orleans Interested in Trade of Atlanta’s John Collins

The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for an inside reinforcement.

According to Bleacher Report reporter Chris Haynes, New Orleans are interested in Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins (forward-center, 206cm, 103kg).

Several clubs have received inquiries since Atlanta placed Collins on the trade block again this season. The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz were mentioned, but there was no trade. In the meantime, New Orleans is also considering signing Collins.

Zion Williamson is based in New Orleans. Although he has recently been absent due to injury this season, he is expected to return in the middle and late stages of the season. In addition to Williamson, there are Brandon Ingram and Jonas Balunschners in the frontcourt. Main power is full. Still, it’s somewhat unusual for New Orleans to be interested in Collins.

If New Orleans goes on a trade, it’s unlikely they’ll send Williamson or Ingram. If that’s the case, we’ll have to send another force and bring back Carlins. The key is not that there is an overlapping aspect of power in the frontcourt. However, in New Orleans’ position, which wants to go beyond the playoffs, Williamson and Ingram are suffering from injuries, so it is understood that they intend to make up for it to some extent.

However, if New Orleans sends excluding the existing main center and forward, the difference in ransom is not small. Collins signed a new contract (5 years, $125 million) in the summer of 2021. His salary this season is $23.5 million. It is not easy to match the amount. New Orleans’ spending this season has exceeded the salary cap ($123.66 million).스포츠토토

If you don’t send your main force, you have to send another player. Larry Nance Jr., Jackson Hayes Jr., and Garrett Temple should be grouped to reduce the difference in amount. However, it is questionable whether Atlanta will be satisfied. Hayes’ contract expires at the end of this season, and Temple’s salary for the upcoming 2023-2024 season is not guaranteed.

If you want to set up trade conditions with the above outline, you must include the right to nominate. Although Atlanta has slightly lowered its value, if it sends Collins, who has a sense of power, it should get the nomination or sense of power. However, if it is difficult to secure power, it is important how much nomination rights can be obtained. Or, if this is not feasible, multilateral transactions should be pursued. However, this is also not easy to meet the conditions.

If New Orleans maintains its core power and embraces Carlins, it will significantly increase its power. While CJ McCollum is the main scorer, he can use Williamson, Ingram, and Collins. In addition, it is possible to have a colorful lineup because it is also lined up with ballonshunters. However, power concentration cannot be avoided, and future financial management is not easy.

Meanwhile, New Orleans has been doing well so far this season. With a record of 26 wins and 21 losses, they are in 4th place in the Western Conference. There was a distance from the playoffs until last season, but they are having a full season with McCollum, and although Williamson is missing, he has finally made a proper power. During the season, he was also a conference leader. If the wounded come back, it’s worth hitting and going up.