The NBA teams draft young players as they see potential in them. But when a young player keeps performing underwhelmingly, the team may send him to another team.
Take Jalen Suggs, for example. The Orlando Magic are considering trading him to the San Antonio Spurs due to his underwhelming performance in the past 2 seasons. Here is the possible trade scenario.
The Jalen Suggs Trade Proposal
- The Orlando Magic will receive the forward center Zach Collins, the 2025 First-Round Draft Pick (Atlanta Hawks via San Antonio Spurs).
- The San Antonio Spurs will receive the guard Jalen Suggs in exchange.
Why Do the San Antonio Spurs Want to Acquire Jalen Suggs?
Jalen Suggs is a potential guard, and the Spurs see a future in him. Suggs can do a lot for the Spurs. For instance, he can improve the Spurs’ defensive wing with his lockdown and guarding abilities.
Suggs is a great passer as well, so he could fit well in the Spurs. While the Spurs are acquiring Suggs, they are giving away their Zach Collins.
The Spurs already have Wembanyama as their main big men, so it makes sense to give away Zach to the Magic. But should the Magic acquire Zach by trading Suggs?
Why Do the Orlando Magic Acquire Zach Collins?
The Orland Magic could use Zach Collins to make some space in the frontcourt. But the Magic is mainly trading Suggs to get the first-round draft pick, which is highly valuable for the team.
— Orlando Magic Guru. (@OMagicGuru) August 20, 2023
We do not see a major need for Zach on the team, but it seems like the Magic will find out a position for him. The Magic already have similar players like Collins, whether it be Anthony Black, Markelle Fultz, or even Cole Anthony.