It’s NBA trade season, and that means rumors are flying, teams are frantically searching for new players, and fans are praying for the best. Or, in the case of Atlanta Hawks fans, they’re giving unsolicited advice ... and lots of it.
In fact, the Hawks took to their historically fire Twitter account to joke about the armchair GMs who have something to say about everyone on their team:
According to our mentions, we should trade for everybody.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 20, 2017
As other teams began to pile into the Hawks mentions, one in hindsight stands out.
bruh. same.— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 20, 2017
The two then negotiated for the rights to tweet, but could these tweets be secret code for a Dwight Howard trade? That’s right, only hours later, the Hawks traded Dwight Howard and their 31st pick to Charlotte for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli, and the 41st pick. Did this start it all?
We'll trade you today's tweet for tomorrow's tweet and an unprotected future tweet.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 20, 2017
Ooh, something’s cooking!
the trade machine says this works so u should definitely do it pic.twitter.com/GHCxCk0qAP— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) June 20, 2017
YES! Unsolicited advice from the Los Angeles Clippers ... and using the NBA Trade Machine, too!
Did the Hornets take the deal? Was the Hawks offering up their tweets their way of offering up Dwight Howard?
The Clippers are correct...ESPN trade machine says okay: pic.twitter.com/r1eLa5dptV— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 20, 2017
They’re really pushing for this.
Throw in a snap with the puppy filter and we’ll talk.— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 20, 2017
Drats. The Hornets drive a hard bargain. But the Hawks aren’t letting go without a fight.
Not a bad counter-offer. But is it enough to lure the Hornets back?
Add a future second round Instagram post and we have a deal— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 20, 2017
They’re almost there!
You drive a hard bargain, Hornets. You're lucky the trade machine still accepts. Deal! pic.twitter.com/7Jl7unR0oI— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 20, 2017
Woo! Success! Time to pop open the champagne and celebrate.
DONE Great doing business with you fellas. Looking forward to seeing how this pans out over time.— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 20, 2017
Looking forward to see how Howard does in Charlotte.
Also, shoutout to the Magic and the Nets, purely for use of good memes.
we thought it was just us... pic.twitter.com/4Zmzj9vVK9— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 20, 2017