Hawks open to just about anything ahead of trade deadline

The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams. That’s a simple statement, but also a fact.Dejounte Murray

Despite some offseason tinkering, the Hawks have done little more than run in place. Just when you think they may be going someplace … they prove that they’re really not. Three years ago, they reached the Eastern Conference Finals. It’s been a study of mediocrity since.

But they are trying to change all that, and as far as who they might trade, guard Dejounte Murray is the name mentioned most.

But he’s far from the only possibility, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Center Clint Capela, forwards De’Andre Hunter and Saddiq Bey and shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic are among those who could be had. The only players the Hawks really want to keep are said to be star guard Trae Young and forward Jalen Johnson.

“I think the Hawks are open to ALMOST anything at the trade deadline, but there’s no question that they’ve gone as far as they’ll probably go on Dejounte Murray’s pairing with Trae Young in the backcourt,” Wojnarowski wrote in his weekly chat on Threads. “They’re talking Murray deals — and others — throughout the league.”

Turnover in Atlanta? Yeah, it seems likely. And given the state of the team, that could only be considered a good thing.

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 8.

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