Report: Hawks Could Trade Trae Young And Dejounte Murray This Offseason

According to Bill Simmons of The Ringer, the Atlanta Hawks — who have the first overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft — could trade Trae Young and Dejounte Murray this offseason. 

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Young and Murray have been teammates for two seasons. The Hawks lost in the first round of the 2023 playoffs to the Boston Celtics and missed the postseason this year. 

Murray appeared in 78 games for the Hawks this season. He averaged 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks while shooting 45.9% from the field, 36.3% from beyond the arc and 79.4% from the free-throw line.

Meanwhile, Young averaged 25.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 10.8 assists in 54 games while shooting 43.0% from the floor, 37.3% from 3 and 85.5% from the foul line. He had 37 double-doubles.

The Hawks signed Murray to a four-year, $114 million extension in July 2023. Murray will make $24.8 million next season. 

Young, who left Klutch Sports Group for CAA, signed a five-year, $215 million extension with the Hawks in August 2021. He’ll make $43 million next season.

Murray has been linked to the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans. 

Meanwhile, Young has been linked to the Spurs and Lakers. 

Murray is believed to have more trade value around the NBA since he’s a better defender than Young. It will be intriguing to see what the Hawks do this offseason after winning the 2024 draft lottery. 

Murray has career averages of 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks with the Spurs and Hawks, while Young has career averages of 25.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 blocks.

The Hawks made the conference finals in 2021. Since then, they have lost in the first round twice and missed the playoffs. 

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