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“If They Trade Em, They Tripping”: NBA Fans Explode as $125 Million Star May Bring Good News for Luka Doncic or Kevin Durant as per Latest Trade Rumors

Published 12/13/2022, 4:50 AM EST

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It has been an understatement to say that Atlanta Hawks’ big guy, John Collins has been associated with trade talks for a while. Simply because he has been a feasible option for trading for the past 2 seasons. This could pose as good news for Luka Doncic or Kevin Durant, as per the latest rumors.

With the NBA deadline approaching later this week, several franchises have shown interest yet again in the player. Sham Charania of The Athletic reported that the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, and Dallas Mavericks, were all interested in Collins.


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Fans exploded on social media. One netizen tweeted, “If they trade em, they tripping“. Others anticipated and calculated what a move would mean for Doncic’s Mavericks or Durant’s Nets.

A week before, media had reported that the Nets “touched base” with the Hawks about a potential John Collins trade. Unfortunately for the Nets, Charania claimed that the Atlanta Hawks are not completely convinced of the trade. He wrote, “Atlanta has not shown interest so far in a potential framework that would contain Brooklyn’s, Joe Harris“.

Why are Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic interested in this Hawks player?

The $125 million star John Collins has been averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds over the course of his career. But his injuries this season have set him back quite a bit and he has not played since the beginning of this month and is recovering from a sprained left ankle.


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USA Today via Reuters

If he had made a move to the Nets, Collins could have filled in the blanks for the team. Kevin Durant’s team has been noted to struggle against bigger and more physical opponents. Collins can also shoot a triple effortlessly.


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The Dallas Mavericks have been looking to clean up their roster. The media observed that John Collins would be able to do well for the defensive side, and yet bring his offensive skills to the table. Acquiring the young player would essentially “capitalize on Doncic’s timeline if needed“. It seems like he would compliment Luka Doncic.


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Rekha Joly

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Rekha Joly is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a triple major in English, Journalism, and Psychology from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.

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