Houston Rockets trade for John Collins #2
Why the Atlanta Hawks would make this trade
Just like with the Oladipo trade, the Hawks would get an upgrade at the shooting guard position. Eric Gordon has had a resurgent year with improvements in every major offensive statistical category. Gordon is also under contract for three more years, which would give the Hawks stability at the shooting guard position.
Gordon is also an underrated defender who could guard the opposing team’s best perimeter player freeing up Trae Young. Gordon as mention earlier has improved his shooting from last year from 3-point range up to 36.7-percent from 31.7-percent last year.
With Trae Young drawing defenses as James Harden did during his Rockets career, Gordon’s shooting percentage could go even higher after the trade. The two draft picks would give the Hawks more flexibility to bring in more talent or be used in future trades.
The Bucks pick may not seem like a lot but in another year Jrue Holiday will be at the end of his prime and the Bucks don’t have a lot of young talent coming in behind him or Kris Middelton. The Bucks may be a middle of the road team at this point even with Giannis Antetokounmpo locked up for the next few years which would make this pick more valuable in the long run.
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