The Atlanta Hawks have the luxury of having three first round picks in this draft. Everybody is talking about the third pick. Many didn’t know they hold the 19th and 30th picks as well. There is some talent in the late rounds, and the Hawks need to grab the best they can. Last year, the late rounder that surprised many people was Kyle Kuzma, as he had a great rookie season for the Lakers. Also, the Hawks had the 19th pick in last year’s draft and drafted John Collins. You can say so far that pick has turned out to be great for the Hawks future. Here are some players the Hawks should consider late round.
Everybody should know about Grayson Allen, good and bad. Allen was known for his shooting skills at Duke, but also for the on-court antics that made him look like a bad player. He was a great catch and shoot player and could create his own shot when needed. He’s not a player that you would consider a day one starter but would prove to be a solid player coming off the bench. His offense would be great in the NBA where spacing the floor with shooting is essential.
A Georgia Tech product, Okogie would be a nice prospect to pick late in the first round. He’s best described as a two-way guard with a decent 3-point shot. His defense is what makes him a good prospect for the Hawks after Coach Lloyd emphasized defense in his press conference. Not many people thought at the beginning he would be a first-round pick, but he had an impressive draft combine that boosted his stock.
DiVincenzo deiced to declare for the draft late, but that didn’t affect his draft stock at all. In the last game of the Final Four, DiVincenzo scored 31 points and went from 5 of 7 from three. Leading up to the game he was shooting 15 of 31 from three. From those stats alone, you can tell that he will be a nice sharpshooter for a team. The Hawks will definitely be looking for a shooter, so DiVincenzo could be the choice for them late in the first round.