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Atlanta Hawks receive: TJ Leaf, Norman Powell, 2020 second round choice (via Toronto), second round choice of 2021 (protection among the top 44, via Indiana)

Indiana Pacers receive: Kent Bazemore, Malachi Richardson

The Toronto Raptors receive: Tyreke Evans

According to Deveney, the Raptors have been linked to Bradley Beal as part of their search for a playmaker. This type of game, while intriguing, is a long shot without an absolute commitment from Kawhi Leonard. Even then, Beal is not what you would call an attack.

The arrival of Patrick McCaw could put an end to the hunt for probiotics of the Raptors. Or it might not mean anything. He has just finished a disappointing season with the Golden State Warriors and has not played much in the last year. The injuries derailed his 2017-18 campaign, but he was a little player before becoming a problem.

Tyreke Evans has had a rough year with the Pacers, but he is a more reliable weapon against dribbling, taking 37.7% of the vote in three since 2015-2016 and much more likely to lead nightmarish bench units.

League leaders opened their doors in December, thinking that Indiana would move Darren Collison or Cory Joseph, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. Pulling 37.5% off the ground, Evans became the consumable model.

Kent Bazemore's $ 19.3 million player option for next season distorts the Pacers' cape projections, but he fits well with their team of plug-and-play handymen. He has a bit of zest out of play, is no stranger to working away from the ball and is fighting for defense.

Giving room to Bazemore should not shake the Pacers. They can spend more than $ 25 million in books with him if they exhaust their options. More importantly, free trade is not a priority if they are inclined to sign a combination of Collison, Joseph, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young again.

The Hawks are the hardest to sell. Second turn and TJ Leaf picks are not elite sweeteners. They should assign a value to Normal Powell. And they could.

At age 25, he has the time to rise to the challenge with his $ 42 million extension, lasting four years. Atlanta has more time to play by investing in it than Toronto, and trading Bazemore 's salary between 2019-2020 for Powell and Leaf allows the Hawks to save $ 6.3 million, a margin of maneuver that' s all about. they can use to complete other rental contracts.

Viewed from this angle, it is perhaps the birds of prey that feel the most uncomfortable. Their second round in 2020 will be valuable if Kawhi Leonard were to leave, and they will not have the rights of Evans' birds if all goes well. On the other hand: Pay on Powell's salary with a potential reset, and have rights other than Bird rights on Evans – they can offer him up to 120% of the salary of this year – would be more than enough to keep it around. a manna of $ 12.4 million.

Unless otherwise stated, the statistics are courtesy of NBA.com or Basketball Reference and provide specific information on the January 10 games. Information on salaries and holdings via Basketball Insiders and RealGM.

Dan Favale covers the NBA for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter (@danfavale) and listen to her Hardwood shots podcast, co-hosted by Andrew Bailey of B / R.