Potential trade for the Atlanta Hawks for $60 M former second-round pick

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The Atlanta Hawks have been linked to a number of players so far this offseason. There was the possibility of them landing Donovan Mitchell to pair with Trae Young in the backcourt. Then the NBA rumor mill thought the Jazz center, Rudy Gobert, could be a good fit for the franchise.

There have been a number of other players associated with the Hawks as they are looking to reshape their roster given how poorly they performed last season. There are very few players off-limits from trade, with the Hawks looking to add a second star.

While Jerami Grant may not look to be the second star that the Hawks need, he is a highly coveted player. His offensive explosion for the Detroit Pistons in the first season of his deal more than justified them spending $60 million over three seasons on the former second-round Syracuse standout.

The Atlanta Hawks have some big decisions to make this offseason

Who to trade or who not to trade, that is the question that will be buzzing around Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk. They are thinking of moving John Collins‘ salary which will ease some pressure on the Hawks’ cap situation. They also need to make a decision on what to do with Danilo Gallinari.

The Hawks are a young, deep team that has players who would interest most players around the league. However, the Detroit Pistons, who Grant currently plays for would not be interested in veterans to help them win now. They would be interested in long-term pieces, who they can integrate into the team to move them forwards.