Report: Trail Blazers trading Skal Labissiere to Hawks

Trail Blazers big Skal Labissiere vs. Hawks
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The Trail Blazers have been shedding salary.

The latest move: Dumping Skal Labissiere to the Hawks.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

The Trail Blazers come out $2,759,274 ahead between luxury-tax savings, not paying Labissiere the rest of this season and cash sent to Atlanta.

The Hawks get a more-than-fully subsidized flier on Labissiere, who’s due $924,968 the rest of this season then will be a free agent this summer. The 23-year-old possesses some interesting skills as a 3-point shooter and shot-blocker, but the NBA’s physicality is a major issue for him. If he performs well enough, Atlanta can make him a restricted free agent.