ESPN.com Insider David Thorpe sees a scenario in which the Atlanta Hawks trade their all-star center Al Horford to the Charlotte Bobcats for the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft on June 28.
In the article, Thorpe discusses the notion that Horford isn’t a true center and would actually be best utilized as a power forward — reminiscent to his Gator days when he helped the University of Florida win back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2006-07 alongside current Chicago Bull Joakim Noah — and how Horford’s contract is the most cap-friendly in the trade market out of all the other tenured Hawks.
If Atlanta did trade away Horford, Thorpe notes the Hawks would then most likely select Thomas Robinson with the No. 2 pick, essentially replacing the all-star, and would then also have to shed another contract, Josh Smith was suggested, just to make the deal work.