The Atlanta Hawks made a big trade today as they send Taurean Prince and a 2021 second round pick to the Nets. The Nets send Allen Crabbe, the 17th pick in this year’s draft, and a protected pick for the 2020 draft. The Hawks will get the Nets pick next season if the Nets finish anywhere between 1 and 14. The Hawks now have the 8th, 10th, and 17th picks in the first round. The Hawks also have six total picks with three in the first and three in the second. Now with Atlanta having these picks, it gives them more options to move up in the draft or exchange these picks for a young player.
Hawks receiving Crabbe does mean that they will pay him $18 million next season. However, he is in his final year of his contract that he originally signed with the Nets. Crabbe did miss some time with a knee injury last season. He did average 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1,1 assists last season. It will be interesting to see how well Crabbe will fit into coach Pierce’s system. For more updates on this trade and all things Atlanta Hawks follow @ATLHawks_Talk on twitter.
By: Stewart Zwald @SDZwald041599