How about the Cavs trading the #1 pick and Tristan Thompson, to the Atlanta Hawks, for Al Horford? At 6'10 Horford is a solid power forward with size, and a 2 time all-star. Varejao and Hortford on the block, gives the Cavs the defensive presence Mike Brown would love to have on the inside. I think it's best the Hawks rebuild young and save their cap space...Atlanta is a big market that any player would love to go to...I would trade Horford to the Cavs, for the #1 pick and Tristan Thompson. With the #1 pick, I would go with Ben Mclemore. A Teague/Mclemore backcourt wouldn't be too bad. Then I would sign and trade Josh Smith this something, to get assets or young pieces in return. Go into the 2013-2014 season with a young team, that will lose a lot, and luck up to get a top 5 pick in the 2014 draft to get a stud collegiate player.
Atlanta is a big market that any player would want to go to?? What player is that? I wouldn't mind this for Cleveland though.
Atlanta is a big market...If your a draft pick or a free agent, you rather play for the Utah Jazz or the Atlanta Hawks? I rest my case
I'd actually would love to play in Utah as opposed to Atlanta...
i see some of the most random trade idea on here lol
I see a lot of idiots who don't know basketball on here too
u must have a lot of mirrors in your house bra
I really don't understand how Atlanta is a "big market" by any means...
Joe Johnson only stayed because they were willing to give him a ridiculous paycheck. Josh Smith doesn't want to play there unless they are willing to do the exact same thing for him. Al Horford is a pretty loyal player, but I bet he isn't too thrilled about playing for the Hawks either.
Hell, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard want to play on the same team more than anything next year, and they have an actual chance of that, but neither one of them want to play for the Hawks, and that's Howard's hometown! Atlanta is such a bad destination for NBA players that Chris Paul would rather have the Clippers work out a deal to send Blake Griffin to the Lakers in exchange for Dwight Howard in a sign-and-trade deal.
In retrospect, it is not a top 15 destination in the NBA.
Atlanta is one of the top major cities in America are u guys serious? smh NY, LA, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, are all major cities/markets
Atlanta is definitely a big market. According to sportsmediawatch.com, Atlanta was the 8th biggest NBA TV market in 2011.
It's not a desirable FA destination because it's not a well run organization and they have been mediocre at best for years.
Market size and desirability aren't the same thing.
Miami was ranked 16th btw, so not really that big.
They also went on to say "The teams in the five largest NBA markets (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Dallas) have a combined winning percentage of .557. By comparison, the league’s five smallest markets (Milwaukee, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Memphis and New Orleans) have a combined winning percentage of .591." Again, this was in 2011 but still pretty interesting.
Atlanta is indeed a favorite city of professional athletes, however the Atlanta Hawks not a favorable destination because of how they were run. Ferry, however, changes this as he is a basketball guy with direction. It will take some time though for the Hawks to prove themselves as a competent organization.
Fyi- I've consistently seen reports of Paul being fascinated with the idea of still playing in Atlanta. Howard on the other hand, not so much, but I think it's about the pressure of playing in his hometown more than it being anything towards the Hawks organization.
For trading Horford, assuming Howard and Paul will not put on the Hawks uniform next year, I think it's best bet to move Horford to begin a complete rebuild.
Atlanta is always at the bottom for fan attendence every year, it is one of the biggest cities in America but the people in Atlanta are extremely apathetic about the Hawks and NBA. Hell, when the Braves were winning like 14 straight division titles, they struggled to sell out. Atlanta people are transients who don't care about the Atlanta pro team, they care onlyy about college football and NFL.
Atlanta is a major city. I see alot of yall idiots flunked out on economics class. Atl is the top 5 city for tv revenue.