Michigan State's Adreian Payne (right) poses for a photo with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the 15th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York.
Photo: Jason DeCrow
Photo: Jason DeCrow

Hawks did talk trade on draft night

The Hawks had several trade conversations on draft night, according the general manager Danny Ferry. However, the Hawks held on to the 15th overall pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft and selected forward Adreian Payne.

“We had conversations to move back, we had conversations to move up,” Ferry said late Thursday following the draft. “At the end of the day, as it evolved and all the opportunities came through, we felt like the best thing was to take the (first-round) pick and we are excited.”

In case you missed part of the AJC’s Hawks draft coverage, here is a recap of stories:

- Payne fits Hawks - on and off court

- A video look at the relationship between Payne and Lacey Holsworth

- Jeff Schultz says Payne a nice pick

- Mark Bradley asks if Payne was the right pick

- Qualifying offers likely to Scott, Mack

- Ferry on Tavares

- Ferry on Patterson

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