Grade the trade: Hawks solve shooting woes in latest proposal

Atlanta Hawks, Buddy Hield. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Atlanta Hawks, Buddy Hield
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What do the Atlanta Hawks offer for Buddy Hield?

The Pacers want to build a contender around Tyrese Haliburton. They signed Bruce Brown and traded for Obi Toppin this summer. Indiana must improve their roster in a Buddy Hield deal. Their biggest weakness is finding a combo forward that can help them right now. Jarace Walker likely holds down that role in the future, but the rookie is not ready for massive minutes.

The Hawks could offer a swap that benefits both sides. Indiana gets that combo forward as Atlanta adds shooting. FanSided’s Ian Levy offered this package.

Griffin showed promise during his rookie season, and the 20-year-old is a nice development project for any team. The 6’6 could be a strong starter and has multiple years of team control remaining on his deal.

Hunter is the key to the trade for the Pacers. He is just starting a four-year $90 million contract, and the 6’8 forward is a plus-shooter and defender. Hunter averages just 51.5 games per season, but he played 67 last year. If Hunter is healthy, he could help the Pacers get into contention.

If Indiana is willing to agree to the deal, should the Atlanta Hawks make it? They have shopped Hunter this offseason, but is Buddy Hield’s shooting enough to make the deal worthwhile?