Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft Guide

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Expiring Contracts:

DeWayne Dedmon – Free Agent

Justin Anderson – Free Agent

Vince Carter – Free Agent

Isaac Humphries – Free Agent

Team Needs:

SF, C, Bench Depth

Draft Picks:

8, 10, 17, 35, 41

Top 3 Big Board Per Pick:

8:

Jarrett Culver

Cam Reddish

DeAndre Hunter

10:

Jaxson Hayes

Goga Bitadze

Bol Bol

17:

Matisse Thybulle

Sekou Doumbouya

PJ Washington

35:

Darius Bazley

Dylan Windler

Jordan Poole

41:

Naz Reid

Kerwin Roach

Charlie Brown Jr.

Big Board Analysis:

1st Round:

#8:

For the 8th pick, the Atlanta Hawks should have Jarrett Culver as their top player on their big board. He fits in their growing youth and can slot in on the wing alongside Kevin Huerter. If they want to go with someone who projects as more of a traditional shooter than they may elect to go with Cam Reddish.

#10:

At 10, if they go with a wing with their 1st pick, it makes sense that they try to fill their big man position so they can pair a player with John Collins in the front-court. Bol Bol would be a tough player to choose because the defense from him and Collins would be very weak. Jaxson Hayes is first because he has the most potential out of the 3 and the versatility of he and John Collins would be something to behold. Goga Bitadze seems to be the best fit for the Hawks though so if they are looking more towards that, he might be their selection at 10.

#17:

The 17th pick in the draft is one that they just recently had acquired from the Brooklyn Nets. So, there’s a little less knowledge that we have surrounding who they are interested in grabbing with that selection. But, we thought if they focus on fit for the first two picks, it might make sense for them to go for best available or someone who has a discernible skill. Thybulle and Sekou are both terrific defenders, Matisse more-so. Sekou Doumbouya would be in the best player available realm and a younger prospect that Thybulle who could grow into something more.

2nd Round

#35 + #41:

For the 35th and 41st picks, there are a couple players that we could see the Hawks focusing in on. Naz Reid and Darius Bazley are certainly two guys that would be best player available picks if they are still around at that point, and that have recently had private workouts with the team. Dylan Windler is one that, while not having worked out with the team, we believe would be a perfect compliment to the existing team. he can rebound very well and is a phenomenal shooter. Jordan Poole is someone who could provide a nice punch off the bench as a combo guard. Kerwin Roach and Charlie Brown are two prospects who may not get drafted, but that also have a specific trait that would have them fitting in well in Atlanta.

Rumors/Trades:

Atlanta Hawks receive 17th pick in trade with Brooklyn Nets

Atlanta Hawks trade 44th pick to Miami Heat

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