Atlanta Hawks : Grading the three-team Delon Wright trade

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The Atlanta Hawks have pulled off a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings per Woj of ESPN. Originally the deal was reported as a trade between the Hawks and Celtics but it expanded to a three-team deal with the Kings

The deal started with the Hawks trading Kris Dunn and a future second-round pick to the Celtics in return for Tristan Thompson. Then further details were announced that Bruno Fernando was also included as a part of the deal.

The Hawks then announced that they were involving the Kings in the deal. The Hawks sent the newly acquired Thompson to the Kings in exchange for Delon Wright as another player the Hawks may try as their reserve unit point guard.

The Atlanta Hawks needed to make this trade to have more bench options.

The Hawks needed to trade Kris Dunn due to his $5.0 million contract this season basically being dead money on the salary cap sheet. He only played four regular-season games due to ankle surgery and he was a very poor offensive fit for the team when he returned.

Likewise, Bruno Fernando was relegated to the bench after Nate McMillan took over. He immediately started developing rookie Onyeka Okongwu and this meant that Fernando only received junk time minutes for the rest of the season. Let’s take a look at the actual trade though.

Now, let’s take a look at how each team fared with this deal.