4-Player Trade For Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

The Atlanta Hawks have made a deadline day trade. No, despite what you might be thinking, it didn't involve John Collins, the most discussed trade target of the past two years. Instead, the Hawks receive Garrison Mathews and Bruno Fernando from the Houston Rockets, and send Justin Holiday and Frank Kaminsky down to Texas.

The Rockets will also receive two future second-round picks (OKC's 2024 and 2025 seconds).

Apparently, both the Phoenix Suns and the Brooklyn Nets discussed possible trades involving Collins in recent days, but nothing came to pass. 

The trade essentially buys the Hawks some salary cap relief.

Holiday and Kaminsky were earning about $8.1M total, while Fernando and Mathews' contracts total just $4.7M, and are totally non-guaranteed for next season. 

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