What are the odds of a Trae Young trade for the Hawks?

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The Hawks came into the offseason with two overarching decisions that would shape the franchise for years to come. The club owned the No. 1 overall pick, but arguably the bigger domino was a Dejounte Murray or Trae Young trade.

The Hawks went through a couple of week’s worth of drama leading up to the NBA Draft, most of which surrounded Alex Sarr and his desire not to play in Atlanta. Eventually, the Hawks would make Zaccharie Risacher the top draft pick, paving the way for the Hawks to decide between Dejounte Murray or Trae Young .

It seems Landry Fields didn’t even seriously consider the latter because a deal for Murray came to fruition a mere days after the draft. The Hawks sent the point guard to New Orleans in exchange for three players and two first-round picks, most notably Dyson Daniels, who is an elite point-of-attack defender that complements Trae Young.

However, there are still murmurs on social media amongst fans and media pundits that the Hawks could still tear it all completely down with a Trae Young trade. No, really. Go to Twitter or Facebook and search “Trae Young trade” to see for yourself.

So, let me just nip this in the bud. With the Spurs signing Chris Paul, there is no reality that the Hawks trade Trae Young this offseason. There’s a better chance of me suiting up for the Hawks next season.

It’s very simple why too. The Spurs own the Hawk’s 2025 and 2027 first-round picks, so there’s no possible scenario where Atlanta moves Young to tank without owning their picks.

Now, there is a singularity in which the Hawks could trade Trae Young. The club could theoretically get their first-round picks back from the Spurs, but San Antonio will demand a premium for those picks, making it extremely unlikely.

To put it simply, a Trae Young trade isn’t happening, this Hawks team is his.

Photographer: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire

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