The Atlanta Hawks have hopes of competing in the Eastern Conference once again — coming off an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals and a busy NBA offseason that included locking up their core. Now, they could continue to reshape the roster by sending away prospects.
Cam Reddish is a former lottery pick of the Hawks but has become their biggest trade piece. Atlanta signed both Trae Young and John Collins to lucrative contracts and needs to be careful about the type of long-term salary obligations they make around them.
The Hawks can continue to build a core if they trade some players that might not be part of the long-term plan. The Orlando Magic should be open to adding as many young prospects as possible.
The Magic are a team that is going to have a tough season in the standings but it is all about developing players for the future. This begins with Cole Anthony and Jalen Suggs.
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Anthony has looked like a promising point guard of the future while Suggs was the team’s lottery pick this season, but is out for an extended period of time with a fractured thumb. The Magic have plenty of trade pieces of themselves and could offer a return for a young player like Reddish.
Both the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks have been aggressive over the last couple of years and they could continue here. Here is one deal that the two sides could get together for at some point.