1. Trading Dwight Howard to the Atlanta Hawks
Dwight Howard went back to the Los Angeles Lakers (twice) and would be making his return to the Atlanta Hawks after the first stint did not go so well. While the Hawks do have Clint Capela on the roster, the team does not have any real center depth behind him and even though he would play a small role, having Howard to be the second traditional center on the roster would help the team.
The Hawks have been very disappointing this season and have to look to shuffle things around this season. They already have made one move in trading Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks and trading for Howard could be part of something bigger.
Danilo Gallinari is a prime trade candidate for the Hawks and there is a world in which they trade Gallinari and open up minutes at the four for Onyeka Okongwu, which is his natural position. That opens the door for the team to trade for center depth, hence the move for Howard.
The Hawks have a lot of draft capital over the next two years so they absolutely would be willing to trade a second-round pick for Howard’s services. Atlanta has three first-round picks this year and three second-round picks next year.
With the cap space to fit Howard under the salary cap, that makes Atlanta a team to target to try and get a draft pick for Howard.