San Antonio’s biggest talks over Murray appeared to be with the Atlanta Hawks, in a setting that would send Collins back to the Spurs, league sources told B/R. San Antonio and Atlanta have skirted that concept of a deal at least since the February trade TNZT.
Source: Jake Fischer @ Laundress Report
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
If I was a team trying to trade John Collins, and everyone knew I was trying to trade him, I would want people to believe that a team was interested in trading an All Star for him. – 11:09 p.m.
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Atlanta and San Antonio have discussed a deal that would trade John Collins for Dejounte Murray, sources said. Spurs have told teams of interest that Murray’s move will require a “Jrue Holiday type package”. More league-wide trade ratings @BR_NBA: bleacherreport.com/articles/10039… – 10:18 p.m.
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Woj said John Collins would likely be moved whether it was draft night or later.
Several reporters reported that Collins would likely be moved from Atlanta this offseason. – 10:49 p.m.
Mark Stein @LaLigneStein
Bradley Beal, John Collins, Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, Rudy Gobert, Mitchell Robinson, Kenny Atkinson and TRADES… all and many more are featured in an emergency notebook around the league on a Tuesday: marcstein.substack.com/ p/nba -draft-for… – 11:30 AM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The gaps that can be bridged between Brooklyn and Kyrie Irving, what’s next for Charlotte after Kenny Atkinson’s about-face, more notes on John Collins, Sacramento and other business drafts, all at @BR_NBA: bleacherreport.com/articles/10039… – 09:14
Dan Favale @danfavale
unless the market for available stars is drastically different from what was reported/talked about before the draft, I don’t see how the hawks are trading John Collins *and* getting better – 01:49
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Report: Kings is exploring trade for John Collins of the Hawks, but not the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft. How would Collins fit, what would a deal look like and why would Atlanta do it?
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac… – 6:29 p.m.
david mason @DeuceMason
A ton of rumors in Shams’ latest track. Shams says the Kings are comfortable picking 4 and McNair has spoken with the Hawks about John Collins without involvement in this year’s pick.
theathletic.com/3373269/2022/0… – 09:24
More on this scenario
Chris Kirschner: As @Jake Fischer reported, the Hawks have discussed a trade involving John Collins and Spurs goaltender Dejounte Murray, but I’m told that’s not close to happening yet. Don’t say it won’t happen, but don’t close this second. -Going through Twitter @ChrisKirschner / June 23, 2022
Alex Kennedy: Hawks beat writer @Chris Kirschner confirms John Collins/Dejounte Murray trade talks and says they are ongoing. However, sources have told him that a deal is yet to be done. “It’s going to take a long time to land Dejounte, it’s not just John.” twitter.com/i/spaces/1RDGl… -via Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA / June 23, 2022
Spurs are submitting offers for Murray and have told several interested teams it would take a ‘Jrue Holiday-type package’ for San Antonio to part ways with the 25-year-old general, setting a rough benchmark of three first-round picks for n any suitor to release Murray. -via Laundress Report / Jun 23, 2022
Marc Stein: The Hawks are evaluating a variety of scenarios as they pursue a trade with John Collins in Thursday’s draft, with a deal headlined by Collins and Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes among Atlanta’s top options, sources say of the league. More of my latest: https://marcstein.substack.com/p/kyrie-irving-latest-more-trade-talk-727-via Twitter @TheSteinLine / June 22, 2022