Trade Number 1
In order to match Collins’ salary, the Bulls would have to send quite the haul of players to Atlanta. However, the obvious must be stated: Chicago is not going to part with guys like Zach LaVine or DeMar DeRozan. And, if we’re looking at a team like the Hawks who are rich in starting guards, Lonzo Ball doesn’t make sense for more than one reason.
In this trade, the Bulls would send third-year forward Patrick Williams, former no. 7 overall pick Coby White, veterans Tony Bradley and Javonte Green, along with a first rounder to the Hawks.
Along with Collins, the Bulls would gain two second-round picks.
On the surface, this might look like a lot to give up for Collins — and it is. But, his production this season also doesn’t match his true potential. Just a couple of years ago, Collins was posting 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc.
It has been clear the Hawks don’t want to do too much in order to involve Collins, therefore his numbers won’t show what he’s really capable of doing night-in and night-out.
Collins could be an excellent third option on the Bulls, as Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan are the one-two punch at the top.