3 Keldon Johnson trade partners that make sense, 3 that don't

The San Antonio Spurs are struggling and shaking things up by placing Keldon Johnson on the trade block, but which teams make sense as trade partners?
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Make Sense: Atlanta Hawks

With rumors that former Spur Dejounte Murray could be available, it's hard not to wonder about a potential reunion. While Murray had some harsh words for how he was treated during his time in San Antonio, he still appears to have a good relationship with Popovich, and the Spurs could absolutely use his skillset. He's a skilled pick-and-roll playmaker, thanks to his days setting up Lamarcus Aldridge, and is also solid at feeding the post as a result.

Having Murray there to set Wembanyama up could be just what he needs to become a truly dominant scorer. In fact, the two of them could form a nice two-man game with Murray's ability to knock down mid-range shots and get to the rim. As for a potential trade, the Spurs could offer Atlanta Keldon Johnson, Cedi Osman, the Hawks' 2025 first-round pick back, as well as Chicago's top-10 protected in 2025 for Murray and Spurs legend Patty Mills.

For Atlanta, they'd get a starter on one of the best contracts in the NBA in Johnson, a good bench player in Osman, and two firsts, though the Bulls pick may or may not convey. That's a fair haul considering they overpaid to acquire Murray in the first place.

Meanwhile, the Spurs may be open to moving Johnson; Osman isn't likely to be re-signing; they'd still have plenty of picks remaining and would re-acquire Murray, who signed a 4-year extension over last summer. Ultimately, it would prove to be a fairly low-risk, high-reward opportunity for San Antonio.