8 star trade targets the Atlanta Hawks must look into this offseason

The Atlanta Hawks need to make a big move if they have designs on competing for a championship soon.
Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields
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2) Brandon Ingram - New Orleans Pelicans

A veritable lite version of Durant’s situation, Brandon Ingram and the Pelicans were summarily dispatched from the postseason, their fate coming at the hands of an upstart Oklahoma City Thunder team.

Ingram is a lanky 6-foot-7 wing who also likes to get his from the mid-range, perhaps making his potential transition to the roster in place of Murray smoother.

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This deal would add roughly $25,000 to the Hawks books next season.

Ingram is also heading into the final year of his contract, meaning the Hawks would have to pay him or risk him walking away for nothing in free agency following the next season. He is an otherwise seamless fit with Young (or Murray for that matter) and rising star Jalen Johnson.

Adding Nance brings more versatility to the front court with Nance representing a lower-upside version of Onyeka Okongwu but at power forward-center rather than the other way around.

Unlike Durant, Ingram was open about the possibility that he might be elsewhere next season.

Pelicans general manager David Griffin also emphasized a need for changes after the Pelicans looked largely disjointed against the Thunder. Ingram is going into the final year of a five-year, $158.2 million contract and is eligible for a four-year, $208 million contract extension.

Nance is entering the final year of a two-year, $21.6 million pact, meaning there is risk with bringing on either player.

The Pelicans also registered interest in Murray ahead of the trade deadline.