The Atlanta Hawks have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA. They have redundancy in every position which they showed last season with the number of injuries they suffered. They even hopefully fixed their backup point guard issue when they traded for Delon Wright.
Still, the goal of every team is to get better at every chance that they can and this is particularly true for the Hawks who were only two games away from the NBA Finals. To that end, the Hawks are looking to trade for another star.
If the Hawks can’t land another star then they will be looking to upgrade some of the talent that they have. They did this by trading Rajon Rondo last season, receiving the upgrade of Lou Williams who they have since re-signed for another season. They also made the trade they had to make by getting rid of Kris Dunn, receiving Delon Wright in return.
Should the Atlanta Hawks make an offer for the Memphis Grizzlies pair?
There have been unconfirmed rumors going around that the Memphis Grizzlies are looking to trade Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson for the right price. Anderson is a spare parts player who seems to do what the team needs when it needs it.
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Brooks is a scorer who can take over a game by scoring in bunches. He is a good defender and appears to have a chip on his shoulder from being drafted with the 45th pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Both are extremely good players but there is a problem for the Hawks if they want to trade for them.
They already have a better spare parts man in Kevin Huerter who is a true Nate McMillan type of player who has been in the Hawks system for three years now. To trade for Anderson would be a downgrade for the backup role.
The problem with getting Brooks is that the cost would be too high. He has two seasons and $23.6 million left on his deal which would not work well with the Hawks salary cap. They would need to give up a key piece for this trade to work.
The other problem with this trade is that the Hawks are still to tap the potential of Cam Reddish. He would probably be one of the players that the Hawks would have to move in order to get Brooks and again, this would be too great of a cost to get a player back whose game may not work in the Hawks system.
So to answer the question of whether the Hawks should make a trade for either of these two players, the answer is no. Neither Brooks nor Anderson moves the needle enough to risk disrupting what the Hawks are building.