Laying out a trade for Scoot Henderson
Most of the proposals that have been tossed out for the Charlotte Hornets to consider trading out of the No. 2 pick have included big-name stars, players such as Pascal Siakam, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. What if the Hornets are more interested in fill multiple spots around LaMelo Ball? If so, the Spurs actually have an intriguing package to offer.
This would be a major bet by the Hornets that Devin Vassell is going to be an All-Star level wing, but any Spurs fan can tell you that he is on that kind of a trajectory. He is already a knockdown 3-point shooter on high volume, a developing playmaker and excellent defender. Could he follow a similar path to Mikal Bridges? It's not out of the question.
That upside could lead the Hornets to make this deal. Keldon Johnson is a solid starting forward, and pairing he and Vassell gives them a formidable perimeter duo to put alongside LaMelo Ball. Blake Wesley is a flier at guard, and the No. 33 pick allows them to get a prospect to develop from this draft as well.
It's probably the Hornets ask for more, be that Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham or future first-round draft capital. The Spurs might consider this deal even if they have to add more to it. For now, however, this seems close enough for Charlotte to consider.
Which leads us to the second question: would the Spurs make this deal?