Picking three under-the-radar trade targets the Atlanta Hawks could land this off-season.
With both the 2020 draft and free agency classes looking weaker than usual, NBA teams will likely be on the phone a lot this off-season, trying to add to their team via trades. The Atlanta Hawks are ready to make a big splash and have the young assets to get a deal done.
We’ve already taken a look at some players already on the market Atlanta could acquire through a trade this fall, but here we’ll be finding some under-the-radar trade targets the Hawks could snag.
3. Delon Wright
A sign-and-trade acquisition by the Mavs last off-season, Delon Wright had a bit of disappointing season. The former first-round pick of Toronto moved to shooting guard for the first time in his career, becoming a bench piece in Dallas’ crowded backcourt.
Wright was an effective piece in big D but the Mavs could consider trading him to sure-up positions of need rather than keeping him as a luxury backup. The Hawks could certainly use the 3-and-D stud in their backcourt, helping offset Trae Young‘s and Kevin Huerter‘s lackluster defense.
The Hawks’ first-round selection might be enough to get the job done, but if the Mavs want a player in return Atlanta could dangle Dewayne Dedmon and a future pick to grab Wright.
2. Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose‘s slow build back to being a solid player has finally ended, and the 31-year-old may have just had his best season since 2011. Acting as a high-volume sixth-man for the Pistons, Rose averaged 18.1 points and 5.6 assists per game while shooting 49 percent from the field.
With the Pistons clearly headed into a rebuild, Rose could be on the move this off-season after being a hot name at the deadline. With a very affordable contract for next season, many teams will be interested, but Detroit could be interested in one of the Hawks’ young pieces in exchange for DRose.
Sending Kevin Huerter to the Motor City in exchange for the former MVP would likely get the Hawks into the playoffs next season.
1. Andrew Wiggins
It’s clear the Golden State Warriors want to find another star to fill the Kevin Durant role, and it’s also clear they don’t know who that is yet. After a weird experiment with D’Angelo Russell, the team acquired Andrew Wiggins at the deadline.
While the former first overall pick has shown flashes of being “Maple Jordan,” the contending team may want to package him and their first-round pick this season to acquire a more established star.
The Hawks could try to grab Wiggins, who could be a very interesting wrinkle to their offense, but don’t have many win-now veterans they could send in return. Unless the Dubs are interested in Clint Capela, it would have to be a three-team trade.
If they pull it off, Atlanta could find Wiggins to be a steal. He’s 25, just about to enter his prime and his secondary scoring would be a great fit next to Trae Young.
Should the Atlanta Hawks trade for one of these players?