NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets interested in John Collins; Golden State Warriors still not recalling James Wiseman from G League, and more

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John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets are finally hitting their stride after a slow start to the 2022-23 NBA season. The latest rumors suggest that the Nets are looking to improve their roster before the trade deadline. They're reportedly interested in John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors are still unsure when to call back James Wiseman from the G League. Wiseman struggled to make any contributions to the defending champions. He has been linked to a possible trade, and teams are likely interested in a 21-year-old prospect.

On that note, here's the latest NBA rumors on December 2 brought to you by Sportskeeda.

Washington Wizards among suitors for Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder of the Phoenix Suns
Jae Crowder of the Phoenix Suns

Jae Crowder has not played a game for the Phoenix Suns this season. The Suns are waiting for the right offer for Crowder, who demanded to be traded in the offseason.

The Washington Wizards are among the teams interested in Crowder, as per ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

"I'm pretty confident there’s been some discussions between the Wizards and Suns," Windhorst said. "We've been talking about Jae Crowder now for about two months. It's obvious it's a hard trade to pull off. The Wizards have a bunch of guys who make decent salaries on their roster that they can use in trades."

In addition to the Wizards, Crowder has been linked with other NBA teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns.

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Brooklyn Nets interested in John Collins

John Collins and Kevin Durant
John Collins and Kevin Durant

John Collins has been involved in many NBA rumors over the last few seasons. However, that didn't prevent the Atlanta Hawks and Collins from agreeing an extension in the 2021 offseason.

Collins went from second option to fourth with the Hawks, behind Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and DeAndre Hunter. SNY's Ian Begley revealed on "The Putback" podcast that the Nets are interested in acquiring Collins.

"I think the Nets are in search of some help along the frontline," Begley said. "Collins can certainly help them. I'm not sure how far along those talks went. But they've certainly engaged recently, so something to keep an eye on there."

Two-time NBA Coach of the Year in hot seat

Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks
Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks

Tom Thibodeau is in his third season as coach of the New York Knicks. Thibodeau was named the NBA Coach of the Year in his first season but missed the playoffs last season. It appears this season might be a make-or-break year for Thibodeau.

Ian Begley has said that the Knicks' slow start to the season has put Thibodeau in the hot seat. They entered the campaign full of expectations after signing Jalen Brunson. The Knicks, though, are 10-12 and have six losses at Madison Square Garden.

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Golden State Warriors still not recalling James Wiseman from G League

James Wiseman of the Golden State Warriors
James Wiseman of the Golden State Warriors

James Wiseman was sent to the NBA G League following the Golden State Warriors' win over the San Antonio Spurs on November 14. Wiseman has played five games for the Santa Cruz Warriors since then, but his return to Golden State remains bleak.

ESPN's Kendra Andrews has reported that Wiseman was recently present at a team meeting. However, he will return to the G League alongside rookies Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Ryan Rollins.

After a pair of games over the weekend, Warriors coach Steve Kerr would assess Wiseman's performance. The former No. 2 pick is averaging 15.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in the G League.


Bill Simmons suggest ways to improve Chicago Bulls via trade

Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls had high expectations heading into the season but are currently three games below .500. Bill Simmons of The Ringer has suggested three trades that would improve the Bulls' future.

Simmons reckons Chicago should tank and trade DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso. He has DeRozan and Vucevic going to the LA Lakers, LaVine to the New York Knicks and Caruso to the Golden State Warriors.

Hey Chicago… it’s time…

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