The Atlanta Hawks traded power forward Mike Scott, the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, and cash considerations to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a 2nd round pick.
Mike Scott used to be a decent role player for the Hawks, but this season he was a benchwarmer and he had only played in 18 games for the team. Scott clearly had no role with Atlanta going forward which is why it made sense to get rid of him. Also, giving up the draft rights to Cenk Akyol made sense considering that the Hawks drafted him in the 2nd round in 2005. Atlanta is just getting rid of two players that aren’t worth even being associated with the organization anymore and they are lucky to get even a 2nd round pick for their unwanted players.
This trade doesn’t make any sense for the Suns since they need all of the draft picks that they have which is why it is weird that they would give up a 2nd round pick for basically a pile of garbage. Cenk Akyol was drafted in 2005 by the Hawks and he has yet to even play an NBA game, so the likelihood of him playing in the NBA ever is very slim. Also, Mike Scott is being waived by the Suns, so basically the Suns are giving up a 2nd round pick for absolutely nothing. This trade just shows how dysfunctional of a franchise that the Suns are that they would give up a draft pick for nothing in return.