Hawks dubbed worst landing spot for Brandon Ingram

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The most popular name floated in trade hypotheticals for the Hawks has been Brandon Ingram.

On paper, Atlanta and New Orleans match up well in this sense. The Pelicans need a point guard, and the Hawks have a surplus. The Pels would become a better basketball team with either Trae Young or Dejounte Murray in the fold, but Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey doesn’t see it that way for the Hawks with Ingram, dubbing Atlanta the worst landing sport for the All-Star.

The Atlanta Hawks figure to be active in the trade market this summer as they look to move either Trae Young or Dejounte Murray. Ingram could be caught up in those frameworks.

Regardless of whether Ingram was alongside Young or Murray in Atlanta, he would not only have to be a No. 2 on offense, but he wouldn’t be as protected on the other end.

Minnesota has the infrastructure to not just hide Ingram defensively. It can help him become a positive. However, a lineup with Young and Ingram could get torched defensively.

Andy Bailey dubbed Atlanta the best landing spot for Karl-Anthony Towns but the worst for Brandon Ingram? I’m not quite sure I see the logic.

Ingram is a better defender than KAT and provides similar offensive production. In fact, I could argue that Ingram is a better fit for the Hawks than Towns because of his ability to put the ball on the floor and get his own shot, whereas Towns would be more dependent on Trae Young to get his opportunities.

Ingram is better suited as a No. 2 option, and as we just saw in the Western Conference Finals, Towns clearly isn’t capable of being the No. 2 on offense. Quite frankly, I don’t think either is a great fit in Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean a change-up won’t benefit the Hawks.

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