5 Atlanta Hawks Trade Packages for Andre Drummond

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2. Player Centric Deal I

Outside the Turner expiring necessary to make the money work, the trade is essentially Drummond for Cam Reddish.

Reddish was the 10th overall pick just a few months ago, and even that was considered a draft night slip. He was projected be a top five guy coming out of Duke.

His play since entering the league however has been more like a late first round pick than a lottery one, driving down any trade value a bit.

The Pistons are still very hungry for young talent however, and they could want to take a chance on Reddish rather than a pick. They’d at least know what they’d be getting, and maybe a change of scenery where he wouldn’t be relied on so much (Reddish is averaging 25.9 minutes per game), would be good for the rook. He is still just 20.

3. Player Centric Deal II

Kevin Huerter is a better player than Cam Reddish, with still a ceiling to get even better.

As a sweetner for sending away last year’s 2nd team All-Rookie, the Hawks would get Khyri Thomas along with Drummond.

Thomas, who was linked to the Hawks’ 30th overall pick with which they eventually took Omari Spellman, was drafted a few picks later by Detroit but has not cracked Dwayne Casey’s rotation yet.

He’s been hurt most of this season, but is nearing a return.

The Pistons would pick up the 21-year-old Huerter, who has shown potential to be a 3-point marksman for a long time in this league.