NBA Trade Rumors: Predicting 1 way-too-early 2024 trade deadline candidate for all 30 teams.
The official start of the 2023-24 NBA season is still a couple of months away, but it’s never too early to begin to make some predictions for what will likely end up being another exciting campaign in the Association.
One place we’ll begin is by predicting one way-too-early 2024 NBA Trade Deadline for all 30 teams in the league.
Trade deadline candidate: Clint Capela
One easy prediction for an NBA Trade Deadline candidate for the Atlanta Hawks is Clint Capela, if he’s not moved before that point in the season. If I had to guess though, I’d predict that if he isn’t traded before the start of the season, the Hawks will hold onto him until the trade deadline.
Capela still has one season remaining on his contract after this season, which could be both a good and bad thing. On one hand, it could be a good thing considering any team that is trading for him gets added value than just an exploring contract. On the other hand, signing up for more than one year of Capela at a $20-plus million per season number could be viewed as somewhat of a hindrance toward making a deal.
Nevertheless, if the Hawks are going to make a big move at the trade deadline, Capela seems like the most likely candidate to be traded. Moving Capela makes a ton of sense overall for the Hawks. The move would open up the opportunity for more minutes for their young frontcourt and would help them add another asset for their retooling.