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Hawks Set Asking Price on Belinelli and Ilyasova

Michael Scotto

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The Atlanta Hawks are seeking a high second-round draft pick in exchange for either veteran guard Marco Belinelli or forward Ersan Ilyasova, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

Both players are in the final year of their contracts. Belinelli is on the books for $6.6 million this season. Ilyasova is due $6 million, according to our Hawks salary page. That price tag is contingent on Atlanta not being required to take on a long-term contract involving a player who is not considered an asset.

ESPN first reported Atlanta was pushing to move Belinelli and Ilyasova.

Atlanta’s thought process is reminiscent of Phoenix at last year’s trade deadline. Phoenix shopped veteran swingman P.J. Tucker at the deadline to playoff teams who needed a hardnosed defender who could guard multiple positions.

In this case, Atlanta is banking on playoff teams in need of shooting to give up a future draft pick in exchange for Belinelli or Ilyasova to help them contend now.

Michael Scotto is a Senior NBA Writer for Basketball Insiders in his sixth season covering the league. He also works for The Associated Press focusing on Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks game coverage.

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