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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5) San Antonio Spurs could use Hawks' Trae Young as table-setter

Young would be an ideal set-up man for young phenom Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 pick of the 2023 draft. His young teammates did not find him as often as possible last season, which would not be an issue for Young.

The Hawks star has regularly integrated his bigs into his offensive attack.

He formed strong lob and pick-and-roll connections with John Collins before his trade to the Utah Jazz and Clint Capela. 

Wembanyama was an All-Defensive selection in addition to Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie honors and leading the league in blocks. The potential on-court pairing has been of rumored interest to both players.

But there are doubts about the fit on the Spurs side. 

The potential return might do little to help the Hawks remain competitive in light of such a move. The Spurs also won just 22 games last season, and have never been a free agency destination.

Even with Wembanyama, it could take some time for the Spurs to field a true contender in a stacked Western Conference. Surrendering assets to acquire Young would be a major hindrance to that effort.

It also has not been the Spurs’ MO to surrender significant assets in such a move.

They were the big sellers in the organization’s last blockbuster trade, which sent Kawhil Leonard to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.