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Realistic Trades to Rescue NBA's Top Young Stars


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D'Angelo Russell
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SOURCE: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2956360-realistic-trades-to-rescue-nbas-top-young-stars
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Summary

But Young is one of the game's elite offensive engines, and the Hawks need to support him on the other end—right now.There might not be a single player in the league who'd elevate Atlanta's defense as quickly and substantially as Gobert.Charlotte Hornets Receive: Richaun HolmesSacramento Kings Receive: Kelly Oubre Jr., 2022 second-round pickThere are plenty of ways to build a good offense that don't involve a pick-and-roll center. The Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics proved that by ranking in the bottom four in percentage of plays finished by the roll man last year.But if you're trying to facilitate the development of a lead guard, give him clear passing lanes and open up the perimeter for cutters and spot-up outlets, a quality dive man is a must.The Charlotte Hornets desperately need a center, and while the clamoring for pick-and-popper Myles Turner is a lot of fun, the best thing for LaMelo Ball's progress (and his team's offense) is a vertical-spacing threat who can draw in the defense, cram lobs and finish on short rolls. Rim defense isn't all about blocked shots, folks.Factor in Holmes' relatively low cost at $12 million per year through 2024-25 (player option in the final season), Domantas Sabonis' position above him in the Kings' center hierarchy and the possibility that Sacramento might draft another big with its No. 4 pick, and the Hornets wouldn't have to surrender much to land exactly the type of interior presence they need. The 24-year-old holds up well enough as a perimeter defender to fit with the Raps' next-generation switching style.Both teams trade from positions of strength in this deal, but you could argue Garland and the Cavs benefit most profoundly by adding exactly the type of three-and-D wing (with upside) they lack.New York Knicks Receive: D'Angelo RussellMinnesota Timberwolves Receive: Evan Fournier, Alec Burks, 2023 first-round pick (via Dallas Mavericks)Ball-handling and facilitation are among RJ Barrett's strengths, as evidenced by the 21-year-old lefty's stellar assist rates. Another Knicks exec, William Wesley, was a controversial courtside presence at Game 1 of the recent playoff series between the Jazz and Dallas Mavericks.And just for fun, Mitchell's father is a New York Mets executive, and the star guard, a New York native by the way, was spotted talking with shortstop Francisco Lindor during a game at Citi Field.So let's rip the Band-Aid off and send Mitchell to the team he so clearly (OK, possibly) loves, getting him out of a situation that seems to be souring in Utah, and at the same time giving Barrett a much better playmaking guard than the one he got in the last made-up trade we suggested.The Knicks may well have to sweeten their package with additional pick swaps, but Quickley and this year's No. 11 pick are real assets, while Toppin would add athleticism to a Jazz team that basically has none.Barrett would get to take on more of a secondary role until he's ready to be 1B to Mitchell's 1A, the Knicks would add a young star who (again, maybe) wants to play for them and we can finally stop speculating about whether Mitchell and Gobert can ever coexist on a postseason winner.

As said here by Grant Hughes