Trade Proposal Sends Brandon Ingram To Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic And Dejounte Murray To Pelicans

One NBA analyst proposed that the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans make a trade with each other this offseason. 

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Dan Favale of Bleacher Report proposed the following trade idea between the Hawks and Pelicans:

Atlanta Hawks Receive: Dyson Daniels, Brandon Ingram, No. 21 pick, 2025 first-round pick (most favorable from New Orleans or Los Angeles, with top-five protection)

New Orleans Pelicans Receive: Bogdan Bogdanović, Dejounte Murray

Ingram averaged 20.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks for the Pelicans this season while shooting 49.2% from the field, 35.5% from beyond the arc and 80.1% from the free-throw line. He has one year left on his contract. 

According to NBA reporter Will Guillory of The Athletic, the Pelicans are “unlikely” to offer Ingram a max contract extension this offseason. Ingram is eligible for a four-year, $208 million extension.

“Though Ingram is an overall defensive downgrade from Murray, he has more range on his head-to-head assignments,” Favale wrote. “His playmaking doesn’t completely supplant Murray’s game management, but he can defer enough going downhill and off ball screens to be a secondary option. His self-creation should go a long way in non-Trae Young minutes and will be welcomed with Murray out the door.”

The Hawks are expected to trade Murray or Young this offseason. According to NBA reporter Christian Clark of, the Pelicans are more interested in acquiring Murray than Young. 

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 floor, 36.3% from beyond the arc and 79.4% from the free-throw line.

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

“Bringing in a floor general who can play both beside and independent of Zion Williamson is a big deal,” Buckley wrote. “And speaking of deals: Murray’s four-year, $114 million extension is beyond team-friendly and absurdly valuable to a team that will soon need to shell out marquee money for Trey Murphy.”

Bogdanovic put up 16.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season for Atlanta while shooting 42.8% overall, 37.4% from 3 and 92.1% from the foul line. He’ll make $17.3 million in 2024-25. 

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