Hawks extend qualifying offer to John Collins
The Atlanta Hawks extended the qualifying offer to John Collins, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, making him a restricted free agent.
According to Spotrac, Collins’ qualifying bid for the 2021-22 season is valued at $ 7.71 million.
Collins will be one of the best free agents around after being unable to accept an overtime with the Hawks ahead of the 2020-21 season. He turned down Atlanta’s offer in December, which was worth more than $ 90 million, as he sought a maximum or near maximum extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to Charaniah, the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves are among the teams that should be interested in Collins.
Collins has become a solid asset to Atlanta after being drafted 19th overall in 2017. He has had a strong 2020-21 season, averaging 17.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game all along. shooting 55.6% from the field and 39.9% from depth.
While Collins is eligible to receive offers from other clubs, the Hawks can match any offer if they decide to keep him this summer.