NBA Trade Deadline: 8 marquee players most likely to be moved on deadline day

NBA Atlanta Hawks John Collins (Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)
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Eight marquee players that are most likely to be moved on NBA Trade Deadline day. 

The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline is quickly approaching and teams are inquiring about players who could be a fit for their team to attempt to propel them to a playoff push or simply trading for young talented players for the future of their franchise.

One of the most exciting times on the NBA calendar, the trade deadline can change the fortunes of a team as some teams are just a player or two from becoming legitimate title contenders. We explore eight of the more marquee players that are most likely to be moved on deadline day.

Marquee NBA players most likely to be traded: John Collin, Atlanta Hawks

John Collins is one of the best players who should be available at the trade deadline. The Atlanta Hawks have a tough decision to make concerning Collins’s role with the team and whether they can secure his future with the team moving forward.

The Hawks are red-hot, having won eight of their last nine games. Collins is the second-best player on the roster behind Trae Young and their most consistent big as he averages 18.2 points and 7.8 boards per game.

It would seem insane for the Hawks to trade him now that the team is finally having success and have developed some sort of chemistry and also considering the fact that the majority of their key pieces are healthy. Unless teams make the Hawks an offer that they absolutely can’t refuse, then I don’t see them trading away such a young, incredibly talented player.

Collins is a natural power forward who can also play the center position but may be better suited playing alongside a natural center as it would better compliment his skill-set as he is an excellent example of the modern player in today’s NBA at his position.

The best fit for Collins if he is traded would probably be with the Minnesota Timberwolves as they have a dire need for size and rebounding and a power forward to play in the frontcourt with Karl-Anthony Towns. The Wolves are the 8th worst rebounding team in the league and Collins should be able to help them improve in that department and be a key piece of their core going forward.