Why The Atlanta Hawks Do The Deal
Sure. Although, it wouldn’t be necessary for the Hawks to bottom out here, either.
They’re getting a solid contributor in Johnson. For that matter, he may have star upside. Meanwhile, the Hawks would still have plenty of talent on their roster following this move.
It might be enough to win. Dejounte Murray would become the full-time point guard. As a floor-spacing wing with shot-creating abilities, Keldon Johnson will be a more fitting co-star for him than Young. This could work.
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If it doesn’t? The Hawks are giving themselves the flexibility to pivot. With their own draft capital left, they could give this group a two-year window.
If it doesn’t work, then they can tank.
Should the Spurs give them that flexibility?