A three team trade that lands the Atlanta Hawks this $163 million superstar

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The Atlanta Hawks have put their hat in the ring to see if they could land the Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell. While the New York Knicks are still the front runners to secure a trade for Mitchell, a number of teams have expressed an interest in trading for the superstar.

The Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, and the Hawks have all expressed interest. The two teams who are seen to have the best shot of landing Mitchell are the Knicks as mentioned earlier and the Miami Heat.

The Hawks are embodying the phrase “You have to be in it to win it.” They were one of the favorites to secure Mitchell at the start of the offseason before the Jazz shut discussions down. That was before they sent Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Would these three players fit together for the Atlanta Hawks?

There may be some pundits who question the fit of Mitchell on the Hawks given that they just traded for Dejounte Murray. However, this big three, if the Hawks can manage to get them together would be unstoppable offensively. Now, let’s look at the trade details.

There are a few moving pieces to this trade. In short, the Atlanta Hawks send out John Collins and Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Los Angeles Lakers and AJ Griffin to the Jazz. The Jazz sends Donovan Mitchell to the Hawks and Patrick Beverley to the Lakers. The Lakers send Russell Westbrook to the Jazz. Now, let’s look at why each team makes this trade.