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Nets Find a Temporary KD Replacement, Wizards Get Something Out of an Unhappy Kuzma, Hawks Finally Move John Collins


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Hawks

Hawks

+2 players ($27.8m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $4.3M
  • Joe Harris
    Joe Harris
    SG, 6' 6", -2.57 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $18.6M

    2yrs

    3
  • Royce O'Neale
    Royce O'Neale
    SF, 6' 4", 0.46 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $9.2M

    2yrs

    3
  • draft-pick-player

    2028 - Round 1

    More Favorable Protected
    3

+1  Wins

+30.66  MPG

-3.11  Off.

-0.13  Def.

Nets

Nets

+2 players ($36.5m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $1.9M
  • John Collins
    John Collins
    PF, 6' 9", 1.14 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $23.5M

    4yrs

    1
  • Kyle Kuzma
    Kyle Kuzma
    PF, 6' 9", -0.59 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $13.0M

    2yrs

    30
  • draft-pick-player

    2028 - Round 1

    Least Favorable Protected
    1

-1  Wins

-48.17  MPG

+3.19  Off.

+2.46  Def.

Wizards

Wizards

+2 players ($8.5m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $2.3M
  • Seth Curry
    Seth Curry
    SG, 6' 2", -0.59 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $8.4M

    1yr

    3
  • Cam Thomas
    Cam Thomas
    SG, 6' 4", -2.42 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $2.1M

    3yrs

    3
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    3

+ 0  Wins

+17.50  MPG

-0.08  Off.

-2.33  Def.


Washington Wizards x Brooklyn Nets | Trade Explanation

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that Brooklyn aims to bolster its frontcourt at the trade deadline. It's been a career season for Kuzma in Washington, averaging 21.7 points per game and 7.4 rebounds. While Kevin Durant remains sidelined with an MCL injury, Kuzma would give Brooklyn the scoring it needs, eventually becoming a premier third option behind Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Kuzma has a player option for next season, and Washington won't want to be left empty-handed if he bolts in free agency. Washington would be happy with a young player like Thomas and a first-round pick for Kuzma, and they could hypothetically flip Curry for an extra second-round pick.


Atlanta Hawks x Brooklyn Nets | Trade Explanation

This deal improves the Hawks’ spacing. Given their ball-dominant backcourt pairing, that’s integral. Moreover, O’Neale’s low usage 3-and-D skillset may suit the Hawks better.

Similarly, Collins should fit right in on the Brooklyn Nets. He’d have particular value to them as a small-ball 5 in lineups where Ben Simmons was running point.


The Brooklyn Nets Starting Lineup After The Trade

PG Ben Simmons

SG Kyrie Irving

SF Kyle Kuzma

PF John Collins

C Nicolas Claxton


The Washington Wizards Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Delon Wright

SG Seth Curry

SF Cam Thomas

PF Rui Hachimura

C Taj Gibson


The Atlanta Hawks Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Aaron Holiday

SG Bogdan Bogdanovic

SF Joe Harris

PF Royce O'Neale

C Onyeka Okongwu



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