Dejounte Murray, Trae Young named multiple teams’ dream trade targets


The Hawks have the firepower to retool the roster to make it back to the playoffs.

There’s no arguing changes need to come to Atlanta, specifically the divorce of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray. The All-Star point guards are great individually but abysmal together; most believe that a split is inevitable.

The Hawks can leverage one of their stars to improve their own situation, and there are more than a few clubs that would love either Young or Murray. Three clubs, in particular, had Murray or Young named as their dream trade target by Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report.

Chicago Bulls: PG Dejounte Murray

The Bulls have a roster in flux, with Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan’s uncertain future in Chicago. Regardless of what happens, Murray would be a welcomed addition for a club that relied heavily on iso scoring last year. A backcourt of Coby White and Dejounte Murray would give the Bulls a pair of long guards who can score and be playmakers. It would also allow White to be more of a scorer.

Orlando Magic: PG Trae Young

I want the Hawks to build around Trae Young, but if they were to trade him and I had Young’s best interest in mind, Orlando might be the perfect spot for him.

The Magic could use an influx of playmaking and three-point shooting, which Young can provide in spades. The potential roster around him is what’s really intriguing. Jalen Suggs, an All-Defensive selection, would be a great backcourt partner to go with an incredibly talented and big frontline of Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner, and Wendell Carter Jr.

San Antonio Spurs: PG Dejounte Murray

The Spurs need a point guard, and Dejounte Murray is the ideal trade target for a reason. He plays the kind of basketball that Gregg Popovich demands. A point guard is necessary to help Victor Wembanyama realize his full potential. The last time Murray was in San Antonio, he averaged a career-high 9.2 assists and led the league with 2.0 steals.

It sure would look like a failure for the Hawks to get their own first-round picks back in 2025 and 2027 for Dejounte Murray while the Spurs will come out looking like geniuses, but it might be something the Hawks have to consider.

Photographer: Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire

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