The Hawks have been engulfed in trade rumors for quite a while, especially surrounding John Collins. Now, the same appears to be true of Bogdan Bogdanović:
Will the Hawks shake up their roster at the trade deadline?
They have received no shortage of trade interest in Bogdan Bogdanović, sources tell @sam_amick.
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But league sources say the Hawks have no shortage of trade interest in Bogdan Bogdanović as well — as in “half the league is calling” type stuff. The 30-year-old guard has a player option for $18 million next season, so most teams would understandably view him as a short-term rental (with the hopes of re-signing him if he opts out). To this point, the Hawks haven’t shown much interest in moving him. Capela could certainly help most teams and would yield a good return, but he continues to have the kind of chemistry with Young that likely means he’s going nowhere. If you somehow haven’t noticed, it’s quite important for this iteration of the Hawks to maximize Young’s powers.
I could absolutely see the Hawks moving Bogi, but it would be pretty disappointing. You have to feel the return would be meager; plus, they would probably get worse in the process. Bogi is currently averaging over 15 points per game and is shooting over 36% from 3. Shooting is already at a premium in Atlanta, but it feels like a change is coming in Atlanta soon, and Bogi could be on his way out in a week.
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