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NBA Trade Rumors: 'Looming likelihood' of Atlanta Hawks trade involving point guard

The Hawks could be moving a point guard in the very near future.

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The Atlanta Hawks have been involved in various trade rumors during the 2016 offseason, and the great majority of the speculation has involved veteran point guard Jeff Teague. On Sunday morning, more fuel was added to the fire.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ($) wrote about Atlanta's draft-day ammunition in the form of three draft picks, and he highlighted the "looming likelihood" that the Hawks could be moving on from one of their two point guards.

There is also the looming likelihood that the Hawks will trade one of their point guards, which means Jeff Teague could be moved on draft night.

Vivlamore also mentions the possibility that Teague could be packaged with any of Atlanta's three picks to move up in search of a more high-profile draft prospect. This is, of course, something that has been a "public secret" over the past few months, as both Teague and Dennis Schröder face contracts that expire following the 2016-2017 season. Schröder is the younger and potentially more dynamic of the two point guards, and beyond that, the Hawks also hold his restricted rights in free agency, while Teague is set to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent.

Though the 2016 NBA Draft has been described as one that features a deep but unspectacular class, Atlanta could theoretically fall in love with a prospect and use Teague's value to acquire an intriguing asset. The specifics of such a move are still fuzzy at this juncture, but plenty of speculation will continue until Thursday night and, potentially, beyond. Stay tuned.