2. Dejounte Murray
After going all-in last offseason on Dejounte Murray, the expectations were sky-high for the Atlanta Hawks heading into this season. As even Murray would admit, it was always going to be difficult for the Hawks to reach those expectations. And they didn’t. Nevertheless, Murray is still an extremely talented young player that is going to continue to work on his craft. And that’s what makes him so valuable to the Hawks and on the trade block.
At least in my opinion, the only reason why the Hawks would trade Murray is that they would have given up all hope that he could ever fit next to Trae Young. I believe that making that assumption, especially with how talented those two players are, would be extremely premature after just one season.
But if the Hawks wanted to cross that path, they could probably get a strong offer for Murray. At 26 years old, he’s coming off a season in which he averaged 21 points, six assists, and five rebounds on 46 percent shooting from the field and 34 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Heading into the final year of his contract, he could easily be moved for a fairly great return.