The Atlanta Hawks have become synonymous with the NBA phrase “heliocentric offense”. Is that a good thing?
For the uninitiated, the term refers to an offensive system in basketball that leans on one brilliant offensive player. That player is likely to rank among the league leaders in usage.
For the extremely uninitiated, that player is Trae Young for the Hawks.
Without question, Young is one of the best offensive players in the NBA. His combination of speed, creativity, and floor vision allows him to generate open looks for himself or a teammate on almost every possession.
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Still, he could probably use a co-star. Pascal Siakam feels like a perfect fit. He can alleviate some of Young’s playmaking duties, and he compensates for his unfortunately weak defensive impact at the same time.
If the Raptors are open to dealing their star wing this summer, here are three trades that send him to the Toronto Raptors.