Hawks Big Man To Miss Time With Ankle Sprain

The Atlanta Hawks are going to be without a significant part of their rotation—and a key trade piece—for at least two weeks, after an injury suffered this week. 

Power forward John Collins will miss "a minimum of two weeks" due to a left ankle sprain, says NBA Insider Shams Charania. 

Collins' name crops up in trade rumors constantly, although his scoring and shooting are way down this season. He's averaging just 12.3 points, down four points from his career norm, and is shooting a miserable 21.9% from beyond the arc, down from his career mark of 36.6%.

Meanwhile, the trade talks continue, and the latest potential suitor has been revealed.  

According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Brooklyn Nets have "touched base" with the Hawks on Collins. Those talks could be on hold while the power forward recovers from his ankle sprain.

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