Schlenk has previously said it was highly unlikely that the Hawks would add five rookies to the current roster. That was before a pending trade, which won’t be official until July, that landed the No. 17 pick this year for, in part, Taurean Prince.
“I don’t feel urgency to make a trade,” Schlenk said. “Will we try to be active? Sure. We try to be active in every situation like this, whether it’s the trade deadline or during free agency or during the draft. Those are the three times transactions can take place. We’ll take advantage of those situations and try to better our team every chance we get.”
It was widely believed that the top three picks in this draft will be Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett. After that, nothing is clear cut.
“What we are finding with this draft is there is a lot of depth to it,” Schlenk said. “You might see that guys one team has in the top 10, another has in the 20s. It’s really a beauty in the eye of the beholder deal. We like a lot of the guys there. We like to have the opportunity to have different stabs at it.”