This Brooklyn Nets trade could help the Atlanta Hawks

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Why the Brooklyn Nets would agree to this trade with the Atlanta Hawks

The Nets might be a little reluctant to make this trade given that Bridges broke out since they traded Durant to the Phoenix Suns. His play was the shining light in an otherwise disappointing season for the franchise. However, the Nets will have to rebuild all over again now that their latest effort to make a run for a title has failed.

Still, Collins would provide a tremendous base to build from. He is only a few seasons removed from averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds for a whole season. While he has seen a drop off in performance over the last few seasons, a big part of that is the Hawks not really having a defined role for the big man. He also has three years left on his deal which gives the Nets time.

The second part of the deal is intriguing for the Nets. As Hawks fans would be aware, Hunter is a solid 3-and-D player who needs to get into another system to develop to his full potential. He is a supremely talented player who takes pride in defense and can score at all three levels.

The third player in the trade would be the most exciting for the Nets. OKongwu has developed into a really solid big man who can play either the four or the five. His defense is game-changing and his ability to rebound is at the top of the NBA pound-for-pound. He is due an extension and the Nets would gladly give him one.