To Charlotte: No. 6 pick, John Collins
To Atlanta: No. 3 pick, Miles Bridges and Cody Zeller’s expiring contract
The Atlanta Hawks make most sense as a trade partner. The frontcourt fit between John Collins and Clint Capela is an awkward one, and Collins is a year from restricted free agency. The Hornets have so many needs, it is hard to know where to begin, but a walking 22-year-old double-double is not a bad start, so long as they believe they can still get a player they like with the sixth pick. Meanwhile, the Hawks would have greater assurance they get their guy at No. 3, adding Bridges as a better wing fit next to Trae Young.
I have a couple issues with this:
1. We really don't know exactly how the fit is between Collins and Capela will work since they haven't played together, there is an assumption that it is 'hawkward', but I would at least like to see it in action first before making a conclusive statement.
2. who is the guy are actually trading up for - who is the Hawks guy at No. 3?
3. Bridges is a better wing fit next to Trae by what metric? I'm asking what makes him a better wing fit than either Huerter, Reddish or Hunter.
4. Who play's PF for the Hawks after we give up 20/10.