Huerter’s teammate, John Collins, is much more available. Fischer hears from one front office executive that the Hawks are “not in love” with Collins, adding that the two sides were never really close on an extension.
Atlanta is reportedly looking for a future lottery pick in exchange for Collins. That may be a high asking price but if the big man is on the roster past the trade deadline, it doesn’t mean he’ll walk for nothing in free agency, as the Hawks can match any offer. Fischer suggests that working on a sign-and-trade is a feasible option for the franchise.
“They’re gonna make sure they get something for him,” one executive said.
Cole Anthony will miss extended time for the Magic, as he recovers from a fracture in his rib, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. The rookie will not play again until after the All-Star break. Michael Carter-Williams is the top point guard remaining in Orlando.