Atlanta Receives Trade Offer from Dallas for John Collins

According to several reports the Atlanta Hawks have held trade discussions recently surrounding forward John Collins. One team who's reached out to the Hawks includes the Dallas Mavericks and according to Chris Haynes, the Mavs offer was centered around Maxi Kleber. 

The 22-20 Hawks sit fourth in the eastern conference so trading away your starting power forward is a head-scratching move. However, the team and Collins couldn't come to terms on a new extension, so many feel the team will try to move the 23-year-old pending restricted free-agent. So far this season, Collins is having a great campaign, averaging 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. 

As for Kleber, he's a 29-year-old power forward who has two years left on his contract. So far in 29 games this season, he's averaging 7.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, while shooting 47% from the field and 47% from three. Kleber is also knocking down his shots from the charity stripe as well, shooting his free throws at 96%. 

The Mavs would also be including at least one draft pick in the deal.

Keep an eye on these two teams as they are expected to be busy before Thursday's deadline.

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