Trae Young has continued to find ways to improve his game this season and after finishing the season 14th in the NBA in scoring and 2nd in assists, he has his team currently in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the 1-seeded Philadelphia 76ers. After taking Game 1 of this series on the road, things are looking good for Atlanta in the postseason, but they still seem like a team that is not quite ready yet to compete for an Eastern Conference championship.
After finishing the season 41-31 and earning the 5-seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are definitely continuing to grow as a young team and have a very bright future ahead of them. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallanari have proven to be two key additions for the Hawks this year and with all of their talent, they are going to be a force in the Eastern Conference for many years to come.
Atlanta was the only team in the league this year to finish the regular season with 9 players averaging double-digit points and they are a team that has multiple ways to win games. From having Trae Young make his opponents pay at the free-throw line, having Bogdanovic knock down big time threes and/or Clint Capela being on the receiving-end of an alley-oop, the Hawks have almost everything they need to build themselves into a true contender in the Eastern Conference.
They have size, depth and scoring, but the Hawks could still use some talent in their backcourt. They traded for Lou Williams at the trade deadline to be Trae Young’s backup, but with him being in the final year of his contract and them needing another reliable scorer in the backcourt, could Derrick White of the Spurs be a possible offseason trade target for the Hawks?
Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report came up with the following offseason trade proposal between the Spurs and Hawks that is actually quite interesting and intriguing.