Pacers' Myles Turner and Hawks' John Collins Reportedly Available Ahead of NBA Trade Deadline

Atlanta Hawks PF John Collins
Atlanta Hawks PF John Collins / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Two young big men with bright futures in the league could reportedly be available at the NBA trade deadline.

According to Ric Bucher, league executives anticipate that Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner and Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins are on the trading block in what is being described as a "robust" frontcourt market.

Turner is only 23-years-old and is already in his fifth year in the league. The Texas product has yet to take the leap that's been expected in terms of production, averaging 12.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, his lowest numbers since his rookie season. Still, he's a defensive stalwart, averaging no fewer than 1.8 blocks per contest since 2016.

With Domantas Sabonis impressing in his third year in Indiana, it looks like Turner could be the odd man out in the frontcourt.

As for Collins' future with the Hawks, it's particularly questionable as to why the team would be looking to trade the 22-year-old. Despite just recently being suspended for 25 games, Collins looks to be a budding star in the league.

In his third NBA season, Collins is averaging 19 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 3-pointers per game. With Atlanta so far from contention, you'd figure a young player who contributes in multiple facets would be considered a franchise cornerstone, but Bucher reports that isn't necessarily the case.

These two players could be extremely attractive options at the deadline, though they're almost guaranteed to cost team's a hefty price in any trade.