Grade the trade: Lakers snag Dejounte Murray in blockbuster proposed deal

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Los Angeles Lakers grade: A-

Some fans may look at the price and instantly shut down the idea of trading for Murray. It is not hard to see why, as Murray has not been playing at the same level in Atlanta that he was in San Antonio before he was initially traded.

In Murray's defense, he has been in a bad system with a heliocentric point guard who demands a high usage rate. It has not necessarily been a great system to thrive in and some of Young's shortcomings have rubbed off on Murray.

All that being said, Murray is still barely 27 years old and his contract is going to age really well as the cap continues to balloon in the NBA. Murray is a great two-way guard to pair next to Anthony Davis and would not restrict the team from bringing in a future star.

Atlanta Hawks grade: C-

This trade is not a failure for the Hawks but it definitely is not the ideal package for the team. In a perfect world, the Hawks would be able to get someone back who can play next to Young and elevate his game in the process.

That kind of trade may not be out there for the Hawks unless they wanted to take the risk on LaVine. The picks from Los Angeles also are not the best, as they are years in the future and cannot be cashed in until then.

All that being said, this is still enough to theoretically get a deal done for Murray considering his market value. However, it probably would be better for the Hawks to wait until the offseason and field offers then.

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