NBA 2K19 MyGM: 30 Franchise-Saving Trades You Must Make

30. Atlanta Hawks

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Players Out (position, rating, contract value/length, age):

Kent Bazemore (SG, 77, $18.09/1+1, 29), Omari Spellman (PF, 71, $3.52/2, 21)

Players In (Boston Celtics):

Marcus Smart (SG, 78, $52/5, 24), Aron Baynes (C, 74, $5.37/1, 31)


Tanking should be the Hawks' business in 2018-19, and that business will be significantly easier without Bazemore, who's only under guaranteed contract for the first season, but would be foolish not to exercise the player option on his deal.

Baynes is expendable. In Smart, you'll inherit a useful building block and an outstanding perimeter defender. Throw Trae Young, John Collins, and Taurean Prince into the mix and Atlanta will have a solid young core, but they still need a handful of lottery players.


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