Grade the trade: Hawks pitch flips Dejounte Murray, more for championship trio

This blockbuster proposal would trade Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray and more for a package headlined by a title-winning trio.
Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray
Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages
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Warriors add downhill threat, reliable sixth man from Hawks in proposed trade

This deal makes less sense from the Warriors’ side. They would be giving up a trio of players with whom they are already familiar for two – Murray and Bogdanovic – who have spotty track records of team success.

Murray had a terrific season in 2023-24, averaging a career-high 22.5 points with 6.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.

He also showcased his perhaps underutilized skillset as a lead guard during an extended run.

Murray also has a $31.3 million player option in the final year of his contract, potentially putting the Warriors at a disadvantage if he does not fit and they want to make a quick pivot to something else as they look to maximize the window of their veteran core.

Murray’s fit alongside Draymond Green, in particular, stands out as one that could prove clunky with both players thriving with the ball in their hands. 

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson – if he returns – would benefit from Murray’s rim pressure.

Bogdanovic averaged career bests with 16.9 points and 1.2 steals, adding 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and shooting 37.4% from downtown last season. He is heading into Year 2 of a four-year, $68 million contract.

Bogdanovic carries a $17.3 million cap hit in 2024-25, but there is a $16 million club option for the final season in 2026-27.

Cutting Chris Paul would clear $30 million from the Warriors’ books. But the timing and mechanics of this hypothetical scenario may not be worth the risk the Warriors would be taking by accepting it.

Grade – C: Fit and finances make this a shaky proposition for a Warriors team trying to put a storybook stamp on their star trio’s run.