The Atlanta Hawks have given John Collins and his camp permission to “do their own searching” for a trade partner ahead of the NBA’s Feb. 9 deadline, according to NBA insider Marc Stein.
The news comes after The Athletic’s Sam Amick reported that the asking price for Collins has “declined significantly.”
Collins, who has spent his entire six-year career in Atlanta, has been involved in seemingly never-ending trade rumors over the past several seasons.
“It’s gotten to a point where I just don’t care anymore because it’s been my life for the last three years,” Collins recently told Amick.
The 25-year-old averaged All-Star worthy numbers from 2018-2020, but his production has dipped over the last several seasons. During the 2021-22 campaign, he averaged 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 52.6 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from deep.