5 best potential landing spots for Trae Young if traded by the Hawks

If the Atlanta Hawks decide they are moving on from Trae Young this offseason, these five destinations should be at the top of his list.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young
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3) Heat Culture offers perfect cover for Trae Young

The Miami Heat offer the same obvious drawback as the Magic as a division rival. But this exercise is about the best landing spots for Young. Very few are as ready-made as the Heat in terms of infrastructure.

Young and incumbent Heat star Jimmy Butler would seem to clash on the floor, with both proving most effective on the ball in their careers. 

But similar to Young, Butler shot a healthy 40.7% on catch-and-shoot looks last season.

With a versatile defender on the back line like Bam Adebayo, and a history of cobbling together defensively stout groups, the Heat have only lacked the kind of instant offense that Young can provide.

What Miami lacks in draft capital it can make up for in salaries, with a package centered around Tyler Herro among the more viable starting points on this list.

The Hawks could use Caleb Martin and Jaime Jaquez too.

The ultimate appeal of an offer like what Miami could put together would depend on what direction Hawks General Manager Landry Fields wants to take the team. And Young doesn’t exactly fit Heat Culture as well as it would suit him.

However, few front offices have shown an ability to build a competitive roster around its star than the Heat of recent memory.

The Heat have made the playoffs five years running and have missed just five times since 1996.