The Atlanta Hawks are looking to trade off either Al Horford or Jeff Teague. The team management has held preliminary talks with teams. But the Hawks have set astronomical asking price for both players.
The sky-high prices the Hawks set for the players make the deal unlikely till the deadline. Horford becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. Teague is set to become a free agent after 2017, according to Real GM.
The Hawks are fringe contenders and are eyeing to boost their roster ahead of the February 18 deadline. Three core players of their historic All-Star team will be dealt with. The three All-Stars are Horford, Teague and Kyle Korver. The three led the Hawks to win a franchise-record of 60 games last season.
Horford is in the final year of his five-year contract, and the Hawks are considering whether to re-sign him in a new five-year deal or to trade him off to get a high value, reports ESPN. Sources reveal that the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic are interested in the veteran big man.
Horford is expected to receive a maximum offer equivalent to $144.5 million over five years had he stayed with the Hawks. He becomes a free agent after 9 years and draws huge trade interests.
The Hawks also gauged market for point guard Teague who started 345 games for them in the past 4 and a half seasons. The Indiana Pacers have offered to swap George Hill for Teague.
The Hawks are ready to wait for the offers to boom. So we may have to wait till the deadline day for the final call.