Detroit Pistons: Ranking the best trade destinations for Andre Drummond

Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond and Atlanta Hawks John Collins. (Photo by Jasear Thompson/NBAE via Getty Images) /

3. Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are currently the worst team in the NBA. Despite drafting a star point guard in Trae Young, they haven’t been able to make the leap that many fans expected them to make this season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, The Hawks have discussed sending a package that includes a 2020 first-round pick via the Brooklyn Nets and the salary-cap relief of expiring contracts for Detroit. He also said that a potential deal would include other assets.

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While the Hawks could just wait for Drummond to become a free agent this summer, they may decide that it would be easier to trade for him and retain him than it would be to persuade him to sign with Atlanta in the offseason.

Aside from being great friends with Trae Young, the two would make an incredible pairing. Young would easily be the best point guard that Drummond has ever played with, and Drummond would be the enforcer on the inside that the Hawks are missing.

However, because they are not in the running this season, the assets that Detroit could acquire in return are likely to disappoint Pistons fans. Aside from the 2020 Brooklyn Nets pick and expiring contracts, the Atlanta Hawks assets include forward Bruno Fernando, forwards Cam Reddish, DeAndre Hunter and DeAndre’ Bembry, and guard Kevin Huerter.

If the Hawks were a team primed to make a playoff run then perhaps it would be worth trading some more valuable assets for the expiring contract, but Drummond joining the Hawks could be an absolute steal for Atlanta if they successfully resign the big-man this offseason.