From the Los Angeles Lakers to the Atlanta Hawks. Another three-way trade but at least this time the Cavs aren’t trading away three first-round draft picks, just two. In this trade, we again see Kevin Love and Collin Sexton as the core pieces being moved, which makes me wonder if the writer is aware of Caris LeVert, Cedi Osman, Lamart Stevens, Dylan Windler, and other trade bait assets the team could dangle.
Clearly, he isn’t, as we’re once again hearing about the same players.
I’m not entirely sure why the Hawks would want to send John Collins to the Trailblazers for a first-round pick that likely won’t be in the lottery, and Kevin Love. That trade isn’t exactly the best option, and it limits their athleticism down in the low post. Prime Love, sure, you trade guys for him to get better.
We’re not talking about prime Love, though, we’re talking about sixth-man Love and he’s not worth giving up on Collins. Maybe if the Hawks got back something more then maybe you could pitch this trade to the Hawks but the team isn’t getting enough back.
The Blazers appear to be getting enough, with Collins, Sexton, and a first-round pick but considering Collins is a bit overrated according to some, I wouldn’t want to base my rebuild around him if I’m Portland.