NBA rumors: The Atlanta Hawks are one of the teams that have shown significant interest in a potential blockbuster trade for Pascal Siakam. The Toronto Raptors appear to be doing their due diligence on the prospect of parting ways with their two-time All-Star, and the Hawks are reportedly keeping a keen eye on the situation.
Atlanta will need to give up some major assets in order to land a player like Siakam, and this could require them to ship off veteran big man Clint Capela.
NBA Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Have ‘Increasing Interest’ In Trading Clint Capela
According to Scott Polacek of Bleacher Report, Atlanta has “increased willingness” to trade away Clint Capela. The Hawks’ chase for Siakam gets a bit complicated, though, given that Toronto does not need a starting big man. This is why the Dallas Mavericks could now get involved in an expanded three-team deal.
League insider Marc Stein reports that the Mavs are “rooting for Atlanta to win the trade race for Toronto’s Siakam.” Dallas will want to get involved in this deal in order for them to land Capela, who apparently, they also tried to trade for prior to the recently-concluded NBA Draft. Stein notes that the Mavs ended up “balking when Atlanta asked for Josh Green in addition to the No. 10 pick in the draft.”
So, if this complex deal pushes through, we can expect Siakam to end up playing alongside Trae Young in Atlanta, while the Mavs get themselves a new big man in the form of Clint Capela. It remains unclear who the Raptors will net in this three-team trade, but they should acquire some draft capital and perhaps even more future assets.
NBA Rumors: Blockbuster Trade Will Impact Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks have to be keeping their eyes peeled on this potential blockbuster trade. The Hawks are going to get a new Big 3 of Trae Young, Siakam, and Dejounte Murray, which should make them a legitimate threat in the East — even more than they were prior to the Siakam trade. The Raptors, on the other hand, are likely going to embrace a rebuild with Siakam and Fred VanVleet departing this summer.
With the Bucks looking to contend for the title again in 2023-24, this looming deal could have major implications on their championship quest as well.
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