4. Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks were tied for 23rd in the NBA in scoring this season (103.4 points per game), with just two of the league’s top 80 average scorers (Dennis Schroder, Taurean Prince). If Schroeder follows through on previous comments and tries to force a trade, and the Hawks oblige, the need for some scoring punch will get even greater.
If Parker doesn’t want to be a second fiddle, to Giannis Antetokounmpo with the Bucks or anyone else somewhere else, Atlanta would present the clearest path to being a primary scorer with heavy usage (cue the Carmelo Anthony comparisons). With the sixth-least money committed for next season ($71.59 million) in the league, the Hawks can also shape an offer sheet the Bucks won’t or just simply can’t match.
Parker, John Collins and Prince would form a very promising frontcourt trio, even with some inherent defensive deficiencies. The Hawks also have the No. 3 pick in the draft this month, so making all the pieces fit together might be a challenge depending on the direction they go there (Marvin Bagley III?). But Parker is worth making room for based on star potential alone, if Atlanta wants to do it.