Squigglepuffin wrote: jayu70 wrote: Squigglepuffin wrote:
Hi everyone. I'm not a Hawks fan or a Minnesota fan I was just curious how positively or negatively (which I'm expecting) Hawks fans would be if Minnesota were to offer the first pick in the draft to Atlanta for John Collins. Again, I do expect Hawks fans to say it's a terrible idea and Minnesota would have to include both Towns, Russell, and 3 future 1st rounders to get the deal done
but still I was just curious...
Hawks would like to make the playoffs next season. Collins is currently the only PF on the team. Trading him for a pick in THIS draft does not further the playoff cause.
Collins+ will only be available for a trade to get a significantly better player than him, so not a pick in a draft that lacks the high end franchise star.
I do agree that this isn't a good draft at all. It's a pretty bad draft, and I personally feel like there aren't many players (if any at all) that will end up being as good as Collins. Each GM is different though and obviously evaluate players and project players differently. A bunch of teams say Collins is too thin and his defense isn't great, that it's now a guard or wings league.
Again, if I were the Wolves I would make the hypothetical trade because I think Collins is as good or better than anyone in this draft is likely to become, and if I were the Hawks I wouldn't make the trade - but I'm just curious to know what Hawks fans think or if they're split on the idea.
Most (if not all) Hawks fans would NOT make this trade.
Any talk of Collins being too thin is in regards to playing Center full time. He played a lot at center this season because we had a putrid rotation of Len, Jones and a rookie. He works as a small ball Center in limited minutes. His defense is a work in progress and has improved every year in the league. Having Capela at Center for next season should help him a lot in that regard.
Per our GM: The plan is to continue to build the team around the 'Core 5' (Trae, Huerter, Reddish, Hunter, Collins) and Capela. Upgrade the bench using the ~$42 million in capspace.
Regarding Wings - we are hoping that at least on the Trio of Huerter, Reddish and Hunter can take the next step next season. We may also select one of the many available wings at #6. Per the GM: he will take BPA at #6, or trade it if he gets a deal too good to pass up.