Trade Rumors: Hawks and Raptors reportedly have discussed Danilo Gallinari and Goran Dragic trade

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We are just over 48 hours away from the NBA trade deadline, and the Association is buzzing!

Jake Fischer of Blecher Report dropped an article Tuesday morning that was loaded with trade rumors, and the Hawks were mentioned a number of times. The newest of the information has to be Atlanta inquiring about Goran Dragic.

“There has been a framework surrounding Danilo Gallinari for Goran Dragic discussed between Toronto and Atlanta, sources said. Further details on that dynamic are unclear,” Fischer notes.

The 35-year-old backup point guard, who hasn’t played since November 13th, is all but certain to be traded before the deadline.

I’m a little surprised by this rumor. First and foremost, the Raptors are right in front of the Hawks in the standings. Making them better doesn’t make much sense. I’m also not sure what the Hawks are thinking with Dragic. He’s currently a buyout candidate and carries little trade value. Perhaps they view him as another playmaker, but it’s more likely this deal is all about the draft capital they would receive, which would probably be a first-round pick.

Of all the trade rumors circulating around the Hawks, this is the one I’m least excited about. However, it could be the first of many moves before the trade deadline, as Atlanta aims to make a run to end the season.

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