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Hawks 2019 Draft Picks As Of 11/17/18

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2 hours ago, JerseyNo12 said:

I finally saw his highlights. This kid is unreal. He could easily play DE or DT but has handles like a guard. Smart player and unselfish. Zion is a generational talent.

No doubt Jersey I think he’s more suited as a 3 in the NBA especially with his athleticism.  This kid has that it factor no doubt and his teammate RJ is the truth also.

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45 minutes ago, blkbigdog35 said:

No doubt Jersey I think he’s more suited as a 3 in the NBA especially with his athleticism.  This kid has that it factor no doubt and his teammate RJ is the truth also.

If he could play the 3, that would be fine. We have an opening for starting SF because Prince isn't it.

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Here's an update as of 1/12/19 at 11:00am ET these are the picks we have in 2019:

ROUND 1

  • Hawks - #5
  • Dallas - #10
  • Will also get Cavalier's first round pick, which is top 10 protected, so it could be between #11 and #30. They are still in the #1 slot though and in the midst of a 12 game losing streak so this one will likely get pushed to 2020.

ROUND 2

  • Hawks - #35
  • Wizards - #37
  • Hornets - #39
  • Lakers - #48
  • Also get Timberwolves' second round pick if it becomes less favorable than the Lakers'. Currently #43.

CAP SPACE

  • $53.5M - practical cap space
  • $76.5M - luxury tax space

We dropped down a bit with some recent wins but we are still in a good place. The first round picks are lottery picks so they will be ping pong based which could change the order. I ran some simulations that changed the #5 pick to #1. Imagine that scenario.

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A few thoughts...

Our #5 slot could move up to the top 3 pretty realistically. We could also move to 6 or 7 realistically, but I'm going to be optimistic and say that doesn't happen.

With the Mavs pick (8-12 range we will say) I wouldn't mind taking a look at Bol Bol. I know he has had some injury concerns that are causing him to slide, but I wouldn't mind taking the risk. Foot injuries with big men can be concerning, but I would love to him. Recent drafts have him in that 10-13 range, but it could change.

Just a thought. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 10:18 PM, tl;dr said:

A few thoughts...

Our #5 slot could move up to the top 3 pretty realistically. We could also move to 6 or 7 realistically, but I'm going to be optimistic and say that doesn't happen.

With the Mavs pick (8-12 range we will say) I wouldn't mind taking a look at Bol Bol. I know he has had some injury concerns that are causing him to slide, but I wouldn't mind taking the risk. Foot injuries with big men can be concerning, but I would love to him. Recent drafts have him in that 10-13 range, but it could change.

Just a thought. 

I'm starting to think DAL and ATL are gonna improve and play those picks into the low teens. That's OK with me though. I hate tanking and we got Collins and Huerter in the last two drafts at #19.

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34 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1970 said:

I'm starting to think DAL and ATL are gonna improve and play those picks into the low teens. That's OK with me though. I hate tanking and we got Collins and Huerter in the last two drafts at #19.

We still have a 4 game buffer or so before we are out of the top 5. Our pick will be top 8 I think. We are playing well right now, but are still 4.5 back of 6 and 7.5 back of 10. Things could change, but I feel pretty confident that we will stay within the bottom 5 record wise. If we don't, then cool, if we do, then cool. Win/win situation IMO. 

The Mavs sit at 10 right now, and are 6 ahead of us (5th pick being where it becomes protected. I feel pretty confident we are getting that pick, and I don't see Dallas moving too much from that (8-12 range is still what I would guess).

If we could get a top 5 pick and pick 8, I would be thrilled lol. 

But I also wouldn't be upset if we win some and play our way into the 7th or 8th pick. I just think that's not likely to happen though

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6 minutes ago, tl;dr said:

We still have a 4 game buffer or so before we are out of the top 5. Our pick will be top 8 I think. We are playing well right now, but are still 4.5 back of 6 and 7.5 back of 10. Things could change, but I feel pretty confident that we will stay within the bottom 5 record wise. If we don't, then cool, if we do, then cool. Win/win situation IMO. 

The Mavs sit at 10 right now, and are 6 ahead of us (5th pick being where it becomes protected. I feel pretty confident we are getting that pick, and I don't see Dallas moving too much from that (8-12 range is still what I would guess).

If we could get a top 5 pick and pick 8, I would be thrilled lol. 

But I also wouldn't be upset if we win some and play our way into the 7th or 8th pick. I just think that's not likely to happen though

We're only eight games out of the 16 slot. A winning streak can close that gap in a hurry. We're 2-1 in our last three which includes wins overt two good teams in PHI and OKL. 

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38 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1970 said:

We're only eight games out of the 16 slot. A winning streak can close that gap in a hurry. We're 2-1 in our last three which includes wins overt two good teams in PHI and OKL. 

16 would mean the playoffs which would be awesome...

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I'm excited about the wins and the young guys development, but Hawks aren't making the playoffs.

Teams like Charlotte, Detroit, Orlando and Wizards are desperately trying to make the playoffs and will make trade deadline moves to get there.

Hawks are 7 games behind #8 seeded Charlotte. Sure. Hawks can go on a winning streak but it will require EVERY single one of the 4 teams in slots 8-11 to simultaneously go on losing streaks.

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