The Atlanta Hawks look to be in somewhat of a reloading process.
A year after they finished as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with 60 wins, the Hawks are looking to unload franchise pieces such as Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver at the trade deadline. With a 31-24 record at the All-Star break, the Hawks look destined for yet another playoff exit.
While the Hawks may have three big names available on the trade market, their asking price may be too high, as Chris Mannix of The Vertical reports, via CSN:
“From everything I’ve been told in the last two or three days, Atlanta’s requests for both Al Horford and Jeff Teague have been borderline ridiculous. The kind of things teams like Boston, or Milwaukee, or Denver simply won’t deal for the players they want.”
The Hawks either value their players a little bit too high, or they aren’t sure they want to unload three key players that helped lead the team to the conference’s best record in 2015.
Either way you look at it, the Hawks are going to have to lower their asking price if they hope to be sellers at the trade deadline.
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