This blockbuster trade idea would send Suns’ Devin Booker to Hawks

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The Phoenix Suns have struggled to win games despite Devin Booker continuing to improve each season. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks could be in a relatively similar situation depending on how players improve around Trae Young.

It’s clear both the Suns and Hawks need to make a major change at some point to take the next step. In this particular idea, Phoenix would be committing to a rebuilding process while Atlanta would be making that aggressive push to add a star to pair with Trae Young.

The trade idea from Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz featured Booker being sent to the Hawks in exchange for John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Kevin Huerter, Dewayne Dedmon, and a 2020 first-round pick.

The obvious main takeaway is that Atlanta would be forming a dynamic duo with Booker and Young. They would quickly become one of the more explosive pairings in the Eastern Conference with legitimate intriguing long-term potential.

Let’s take a look at the rationale for both the Hawks and Suns for this particular trade idea.

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