Blockbuster Trade Proposal for Dejounte Murray

Published September 5, 2023 at 10:37

After beating the favored Philadelphia 76ers and making a shocking run to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2021 playoffs, the Hawks have been disappointing since. This is not due to a lack of effort; in the following season, they traded for first-time All-Star Dejounte Murray to pair with franchise cornerstone Trae Young. However, after back-to-back defeats in the first round of the playoffs for the past two years, the Hawks may now be considering trading away Murray, as the pairing with Young has been unsuccessful.

One trade proposal involves sending Murray to Brooklyn to join Mikal Bridges in a new-look Nets rebuild after their failed superteam was dismantled last year.

Atlanta Hawks Receive: F Cameron Johnson, F/C Day'Ron Sharpe, 2025 First-Round Pick (PHX via BKN), 2027 First-Round Pick (PHX via BKN)
Brooklyn Nets Receive: G Dejounte Murray

After trading away three superstars in Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, the Nets have found themselves with an abundance of valuable role players and draft picks. This provides them with significant assets to use in acquiring potential players to build their future around. While Mikal Bridges appears to be the primary player for their future, the addition of Murray would certainly help establish a promising core for the Nets as they embark on their rebuilding journey.

The Hawks will also benefit from this trade as they will receive one of the best young 3-and-D players in the league in Cam Johnson, along with two future draft picks that could yield various potential talents. Additionally, they will improve with the loss of Murray. The saying "addition by subtraction" rings true here, as without Murray on the court as another ball-dominant guard, Young will have even more usage opportunities and will hopefully thrive to the point where he can lead the Hawks to another Conference Finals appearance like the one in 2021.

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Blockbuster Trade Proposal for Dejounte Murray

After Pairing Young with Another star Guard was Unsuccessful What Type of Trade Would You Make to Improve the Hawks?

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Trade for a star center/Big man2623.4 %
Trade for a roster of defensive role players2926.1 %
Trade for a roster of 3pt specialist role players2623.4 %
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