Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper.
Phoenix Suns Receive:
Atlanta Hawks Receive:
Why Oklahoma City would make this trade: As valuable as Roberson is on defense, he cramps things up a fair bit on offense and with Victor Oladipo in tow his role is somewhat redundant. But dear God, just imagine what a Russell Westbrook-Oladipo-Korver-Durant-Steven Adams lineup could unleash upon the world.
Why Atlanta would make this trade: They’re going young, and even if they do keep Al Horford, Roberson’s defense is probably more valuable to them at this point than Korver’s shooting considering how well their front court shoots anyway.