Trae Young next team odds if not Atlanta Hawks

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Like every NBA offseason, this Summer is going to feature stars on the move, and the Atlanta Hawks could be a focal point in the superstar carousel.

Most pundits believe the club will trade one of Trae Young or Dejounte Murray, with the latter being the most popular name floated in trade hypotheticals among Hawks fans. That’s not necessarily the case with other teams’ fans.

It’s hilarious too because throughout the season every fan base criticizes Trae Young as a player until it’s time for trade rumors. Then, he’s the perfect piece for [insert team here].

I don’t expect the Hawks to trade Trae Young because Tony Ressler is too attached to the superstar. I also don’t want the Hawks to trade Trae Young, but I’ve been wrong about this organization more times than I have been right, so who knows?

If the club does move Young, there are a couple of landing spots that Vegas believes are the most likely, and both would be equally embarrassing. Per BetOnline odds, the Lakers and Spurs are co-favorites at +300, followed by the Bulls at +900, the Jazz at +100, and the Mavericks, Heat, Raptors, and Pistons at +1200.

In any scenario where Atlanta ships Trae Young to San Antonio or Los Angeles, I imagine Hawks fans will be sulking. The Lakers don’t have much of anything to offer in terms of young pieces to rebuild around, and their draft picks are far from attractive, given they will be competing for championships.

The Spurs, on the other hand, have plenty of capital to acquire Trae Young, but the reason why it would suck for us Hawks fans is because more than likely we would just be getting back the picks we sent to San Antonio in the trade that brought Dejounte Murray to Atlanta.

I’m just not sure how an inexperienced front office navigates this offseason…

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