Chicago Bulls reportedly have their eye on John Collins

The Chicago Bulls did not quite meet expectations last season. That has led experts and fans to begin concocting numerous potential trades for bettering the roster. There has been a lot of speculation around trade packages involving Rudy Gobert, Mitchell Robinson, and now, John Collins. 

Joshua Buckhalter from Heavy.com described the Bulls’ interest in Collins,

“The Chicago Bulls are thinking big and keeping tabs on Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, per league sources. Chicago is in search of quality size, rebounding, and perimeter shooting this offseason.”

Collins would be a perfect addition to the Bulls’ roster but would come at a tremendous cost. In August of last year, Collins agreed to a 5-year, $125 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Taking on this contract would not be overly difficult for the organization, but coming up with a potential trade package could be.

If Shams, Stein, and Fischer are all reporting the same thing – then it’s true. I’m confident that we’ve seen our last game with John Collins in a Hawks uniform.

John Collins could bring a lot to the table that the Bulls were missing last season, especially rebounding. Unlike Rudy Gobert or Mitchell Robinson, Collins would fit nicely into a lineup alongside Nikola Vucevic. It is also possible that Vucevic could be included in a trade package for Collins or somebody else. 

Potential trade packages for the Bulls seem to consist of some combination of Coby White, Nikola Vucevic, Troy Brown Jr., and the 18th overall pick in the upcoming draft. It will be interesting to see how the Bulls choose to bolster their front court through trade. If the price is right, John Collins could be the perfect fit.

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