Reports: Hawks add Parsons, send Grizzlies Hill, Plumlee
NBA.com Global on Jul 04, 2019 05:37 AM
MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 8: Chandler Parsons #25 of the Memphis Grizzlies goes to the basket against the Denver Nuggets on November 8, 2016 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Although they have yet to make a splash in free agency this summer, the Atlanta Hawks are staying busy in the trade market.
Per multiple reports, the Hawks are acquiring veteran forward Chandler Parsons from the Memphis Grizzlies for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. The trade, which was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, gives Atlanta another veteran it will acquire via trade.
The Hawks made a reported trade with the Brooklyn Nets in early June that landed them Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks for Taurean Prince and a future second-round pick. That deal will not be officially completed until at least July 6. Additionally, the Hawks picked up Evan Turner from the Trail Blazers on June 24, sending veteran Kent Bazemore to Portland.
Parsons was a solid player in his first five seasons in the NBA, but has been saddled by injuries since signing with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016. Last season, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25 games. He, like Turner, is in the final year of his contract and could become a tradeable asset next season.
The Hawks reportedly landed Hill in a Draft-night trade that allowed Atlanta to secure the No. 4 overall pick from the Pelicans (who reportedly landed it in the pending Anthony Davis mega-deal). The pick was originally owned by the Los Angeles Lakers, who picked DeAndre Hunter (and who will eventually end up with the Hawks).
As for Hill, he averaged 4.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.3 apg in 44 games for the Pelicans last season. Plumlee played in Atlanta last season, although sparingly, averaging 4.4 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 18 games (9.6 minutes per game). Both Plumlee and Hill are entering the final year of their contracts.