Grade the trade: Clippers shockingly land Trae Young in wild proposal

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LA Clippers, Trae Young

LA Clippers, Trae Young. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Laying out the LA Clippers proposal for Trae Young

Ice Trae has been mentioned in trade rumors for months as the Hawks are eager to become title contenders. The two-time All-Star led them to the conference finals in 2021, but they have not been able to repeat their success. Can Atlanta win with an undersized point guard who is a defensive liability? Young is one of the best playmakers and scorers in the league, but he has his flaws.

FanSided outlined four trades that could get Trae Young out of Atlanta, and it featured this shocking deal with the LA Clippers.

Clippers Get
Trae Young
Hawks Get
Robert Covington
Nicolas Batum
Marcus Morris Sr.
2 1st round picks

The Hawks receive three expiring contracts and two first-round picks for their star point guard. Atlanta needs help on the wing, but Robert Covington, Nicolas Batum, and Marcus Morris Sr. are all past their primes and would have to play 25 or fewer minutes per game. Can Quinn Snyder cobble together a rotation without a trusted wing in return?

The two first-round picks are light, but it could be just enough to let the Atlanta Hawks search for another star on the trade market. They would be building around Dejounte Murray, and the added draft capital could allow them to land Pascal Siakam to form a new dynamic duo.

If the Hawks are willing to accept, should the LA Clippers acquire Trae Young?

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