Jamaaliver wrote:Sir Charles in ChargeAtlanta Hawks: 4 trade candidates to target with the No. 6 overall draft pick
Buddy HieldVictor OladipoSpoiler:A potential option that the Atlanta Hawks could target by offering up the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft happens to be Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings. Coming off somewhat of a disappointing season with the Kings, in which he lost his starting spot, Hield could emerge as a trade target for many teams in search of scoring and shooting.
Hield could join Trae Young to create one of the best shooting backcourts in the Eastern Conference. In a “disappointing” season, Hield still managed to average 19 points, five rebounds, and three assists on 43 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent shooting from 3-point range.
You can make the case that Hield has proven that he can’t be a No. 1 option in today’s NBA and that’s OK. He wouldn’t be asked to be that for the Hawks and could play off both Trae Young and John Collins on the offensive end. If you have questions about this duo’s defensive capabilities, that’s perfectly fine. But there’s no question that they’d be explosive on the offensive end.Jrue HolidaySpoiler:Victor Oladipo is an interesting name to keep an eye on if you’re an Atlanta Hawks fan. I would have a concern that the No. 6 overall pick would be too much value to give up in a potential trade for Oladipo, especially considering that he’d essentially be a rental, but perhaps it’s something that could be worked out in discussions.
Even though Oladipo hasn’t looked like his former All-Star self, assuming that he can get to at least 90 percent of his former self, he can be a really good player for the Hawks. He’s a good 3-point shooter, a good playmaker, and a great defender on the wing. He checks all the boxes for a player you want to stick next to Trae Young in the lineup.
A combo of Trae Young and Victor Oladipo could present one of the best duos in the Eastern Conference, too. Is it enough to get them over the hump and in the playoffs? I’m not sure (and a lot would depend on the health of Oladipo) but it’s certainly better than what they have now.DeMar DeRozanSpoiler:Much like trading for Victor Oladipo, I’m not sure if the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft would be considered “too much” for another potential rental. This time, Jrue Holiday who is reportedly being shopped by the New Orleans Pelicans.
That aside, the fit seems to work with Holiday. His skill-set is ideal to stick next to Trae Young, as Holiday is another veteran “star” that can score, distribute, and defend at a high level. Holiday has played both guard positions over the course of his career and would be a great compliment to this roster.
If he proves to be a great fit with this team, the Hawks could always try to extend Holiday beyond this season and hope he takes the long-term security. The fact that Holiday would be viewed more as a rental than as a long-term play would be the concern here.
Though, if both sides could come to an under-the-table agreement, perhaps this is something that could work out.Spoiler:For what the Atlanta Hawks could be looking for on the open market, DeMar DeRozan could be an interesting option. I am not sure what the San Antonio Spurs would be looking for in a potential trade, but if the Hawks are willing to go all-in on the thought of adding another scoring option next to Trae Young and John Collins, there might not be a better option on the open market.
With that said, I still have my doubts about how DeRozan would fit on this team. He isn’t a great 3-point shooter and even though he has grown as a playmaker over the last few years of his career, he’d have to play off-ball a lot with Young and I’m not sure how effective he’d be.
His potential concerning fit on offense coupled with the fact that he leaves much to be desired on the defensive end makes me question how this would work even more. While the idea of adding a piece such as DeMar DeRozan would make some sense theoretically, I have my doubts about the big-picture fit.
The first three are 50/50 on my list depending on trade details, 50/50 because I have doubt that their impact won't be as high as their salaries, but DeRozan is 100% no for all the reasons I already detailed