Rationale For Atlanta Hawks
It’s quite simple why the Atlanta Hawks would make this move considering having an ascending talent like Devin Booker is the goal when making draft selections. Why not capitalize by adding a high-level player with a consolidation trade?
Moving on from John Collins wouldn’t be the easiest of choices considering how much improvement he displayed prior to the suspension of the NBA season. It makes more sense to capitalize on having a talented perimeter player instead if given the choice, though.
Considering how Trae Young and Booker are not the greatest of defenders, the Hawks would need to lean fully into crafting a roster that provides necessary support around them. They are already off to a strong start with Clint Capela and Cam Reddish.
A particular skill-set the Hawks would need to fill out their starting lineup would be a capable shooter at the four that can defend with versatility. Making a push for a player like Jerami Grant would make plenty of sense or going small with a wing from free agency would work, too.
Considering the amount of players that would be traded to the Suns from the Hawks and Vince Carter’s retirement, there would be a need for Atlanta to fill out its bench unit using free agency, too. In fact, possible an entire unit in this situation.