East Rumors: Hawks, Trae Young, Wizards, Bradley Beal, Raptors


Rival executives believe guard Trae Young could be the next NBA star to seek a trade, especially if the Hawks don’t have an impressive showing in the playoffs, per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.

The Hawks reassigned president of basketball operations Travis Schlenk to an advisory role and replaced him with Landry Fields, as we relayed here.

“How the Hawks shape the roster around Young under general manager Landry Fields, the newly appointed front-office chief, will be monitored closely,” Haynes wrote. “A source told B/R that Young and Fields meet routinely and have a great relationship.”

  • In case you missed it, the Hawks are continuing to make forward John Collins available in trades. You can read the full post here.


The Wizards continue to not be interested in entertaining trade offers for star guard Bradley Beal, per Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

Instead, they want Beal to be the centerpiece of their “mid-build strategy,” Robbins wrote.

The Lakers have a reported interest in Beal, as we relayed here, but seem to know it would require Beal demanding a trade — as again, the Wizards have seemingly made it clear they don’t intend to move him.

Beal signed a five-year, $251 million contract with the Wizards this past offseason, and the deal includes a no-trade clause. That means he would “effectively have to request a trade and then approve the destination and terms to be moved,” RealGM wrote.

Beal also has a strong relationship with Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, per Robbins.


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