Who should the OKC Thunder target in the Southeast Division?

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The Atlanta Hawks are so desperate.

The Atlanta Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA, despite having one of the league’s most exciting young players in Oklahoma native Trae Young. They have a few more pieces in their core that feature John Collins, DeAndre Hunter, Cam Reddish, and Kevin Huerter. So why are they so desperate?

It is impossible for the 13-38 Hawks to claw their way back into the Eastern Conference Playoff picture. They have salary cap flexibility for this offseason, and beyond, while also having a top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Why are they so hellbent on trading for a big man?

Honestly, that is a question I can not answer. Maybe it is the fact that in year two, Trae Young is already pulling the “I am tired of losing.” card. Nonetheless, the Hawks have spent this month trying to jump into any trade conversations they can.

From Andre Drummond, to Steven Adams, and Clint Capela.

As I am in the middle of typing this, the Hawks just got their trade done. They have landed their big fella. In a four-team trade, the Hawks get back Clint Capela and Nene from Houston. The full trade is linked here.

This trade takes the Hawks out of the Steven Adams sweepstakes.

I do not see the Hawks making any more moves before Thursday.