The 2019 NBA draft order is set and the Hawks will have two first-round selections at No. 8 and 10. Should the Hawks keep the two picks – they certainly may try to package and move up or down – on June 20, here’s a look at 10 players who might be of interest.
Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech
The shooting guard may not be available with the Hawks first pick but if he falls, Culver would seem a fit as a two-way player. He could go as high as No. 4 or 5 according to some but stranger things have happened in the draft.
Coby White, North Carolina
Yes, the Hawks have their point guard. However, Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said earlier this month he would consider another point guard because the position is so valuable in the NBA. Depth at the position would not be a bad thing for the Hawks either.
Cam Reddish, Duke
The small forward has been projected to the Hawks by many. He would give the team another of the long, athletic wing player who can shoot mid-range and handle the ball. An improvement in his 3-point shot would be a priority.
Jaxson Hayes, Texas
The Hawks have a need at center with only Alex Len signed next season. He has length to be a defensive presence inside as a rim protector. He has the ability to play in the pick-and-roll game with his athleticism.
Nassir Little, North Carolina
The small forward projects as another athletic wing who can get to the rim, finish and play defense. He might be a bit of a reach at No. 8 or 10, but there is significant potential that could fit the Hawks.
Romeo Langford, Indiana
The shooting guard does not project quite as high as the Hawks’ picks. He is talented, quick and athletic. He is a slasher who will need to develop a consist jump shot but he has the ability to dribble and pass.
Sekou Doumbouya, France
The small forward is intriguing and could be worth a gamble at No. 10. He is athletic with defensive skills and could translate into a two-way forward. He has ball skills in transition.
Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga
The Hawks already have a small-ball power forward, but he is steady and can score around the rim. He may be a reach to go as high to the Hawks. However, he could be one of the trade down and get another asset possibilities.
Bol Bol, Oregon
He is another possibility with a need at center. He has the size to be an inside presence and can make an outside shot. There are injury concerns. He can get to the rim on his own or in the pick-and-roll game.
Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga
The power forward has experience after three years in college (one at Gonzaga) and is a good defender and can rebound. He would be an energy player known to play bigger than his size.
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