The draft came and went Thursday night with nothing new to report on the John Collins front. Despite the rumors, including a proposed trade that would have sent him to San Antonio for All-Star Dejounte Murray, Collins remains a Hawk, but for how much longer? GM Landry Fields put on a brave face in his post-draft press conference, trying to throw reporters off the scent by insisting the Hawks are “excited” about Collins’ future in Atlanta.
Grant Golden has achieved the first goal in his professional career. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound forward from Middletown who recently completed a standout career at the University of Richmond reached a deal on Friday to compete in the NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks. The NBA Summer League will feature rookie draft picks and undrafted players from 2022, as well as other young players.
Rynearson’s son is former Allen High basketball star Tyrese Martin and Thursday night that dream of becoming an NBA player took one large step closer to becoming a reality. Martin, who had a big senior year at UConn, was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 51st pick in the NBA draft. He is believed to be the first Allentown high school basketball player ever drafted by an NBA team.