5 Atlanta Hawks Trade Packages for Andre Drummond

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4. A Piston Powered Crossover

Aaron Ferguson of FanSided’s own Piston Powered wrote on the topic soon after the rumors hit.

As part of the post, he floated out this idea, and it was interesting to get a Pistons’ perspective on the trade.

Notably, he included DeAndre’ Bembry with Parsons and the Nets pick, rather than the more commonly suggested Reddish, Hunter  or Huerter.

Bembry, who’s would be eligible for restricted free agency this summer, is likely already at his ceiling: a good defensive bench guy who can occasionally get hot.

The Pistons targeting him over a prospect would allow them to either keep the 25-year-old, or move on in free agency, giving them more options than being locked into say, Cam Reddish for three and a half seasons.

Still, I think it’s one the Hawks do, especially since they could be moving on from Bembry this summer anyways.

5.The Underpay

In Woj’s story on ESPN, he noted that the Hawks have discussed a package that includes cap relief and the Nets pick.

Well, what if it’s only that?

Although we do know other teams are interested, we still don’t know Drummond’s trade value. Given that he can opt out and become a free agent come this summer, it likely isn’t too high.

If the Pistons are determined to get simply anything back instead of losing Drummond for nothing in free agency, the Nets pick could be just enough to get it done.

For the Hawks, losing simply their other 1st rounder for Drummond is a big win, especially if they are unable to sign him long term.

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Until he gets traded to Atlanta or elsewhere, expect the rumors to stay afloat up until the February 6th trade deadline