Spurs not interested in doing Hawks favors in trade for No. 1 pick

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The Hawks are mulling over all options ahead of tomorrow’s NBA Draft, including trading out of the No. 1 pick.

“Rumbles about San Antonio interest in jumping up from No. 4 to No. 1 by constructing a trade with the Hawks haven’t gone away,” The Stein Line’s Marc Stein wrote over the weekend.

Ideally, Atlanta could get their top prospect at No. 4 while also acquiring either the No. 8 pick this year or more preferably their 2025 first-round pick back. The 2024 draft class is notoriously weak, but the 2025 draft class is the exact opposite. Next cycle’s prospects are highly regarded, like Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey, Khaman Maluach, Hugo Gonzalez, and VJ Edgecombe, among others.

The Hawks would be wise to do all they can to recoup that draft capital from the Dejounte Murray trade, but it seems the Spurs aren’t interested in doing them any favors.

In a conversation with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony on The Lowe Post podcast, Zach Lowe presented that maybe it’s the Hawks who wouldn’t be willing to give up the No. 1 pick in a trade for San Antonio’s No. 4 and No. 8 picks, but Givony quickly rebutted that it’s actually the Spurs who view that trade as “too rich.”

Addressing the other trade scenario where the Hawks get their 2025 first-rounder back, Givony added the Spurs “aren’t particularly interested in that, either.”

The Hawks are clearly leaving no stone unturned, and rightfully so. Landry Fields has a roster that needs a considerable makeover, and it starts on Wednesday night with the NBA Draft.

Photo: Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire

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