Grade the Trade: Lakers land 3rd star in proposed off-season shakeup with Hawks

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Grade the trade: Would the Lakers or Hawks agree to the deal?

The Lakers have been reported to have interest in trading for Young, so Swartz probably isn't far off in terms of his proposed deal. LA may balk at having to give up Reaves in addition to three unprotected future first-round picks, but the Lakers may not be the only team that pursues Young. The San Antonio Spurs have plenty of assets to offer, should they choose to go after him.

That could force Los Angeles' hand, though it would dramatically improve their top-line talent, including adding a 3-point bomber, helping them boost their 20th-ranked offense. Even if they gut their roster to add Young, Los Angeles has proven more than capable of drafting and developing young players or signing contributors to cheap contracts.

For Atlanta, getting three firsts as well as Reaves for Young would be a great return considering that they don't control their own picks between 2025 and 2027. They could also look to flip Russell to a team such as the Brooklyn Nets and move on from Murray, Clint Capela, and Bogdan Bogdanovic while picking up more assets. With Atlanta going nowhere fast, Swartz's proposed deal would help them reset and help the Lakers get back into title contention. Trade Grade: A-