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Full Atlanta Hawks Mock Draft If Team Trades Up to #5

Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft

Jarrett Culver Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The 2019 NBA Draft will be here before you know it. Let’s explore our final Atlanta Hawks-only mock draft before the big day on June 20.

With the NBA Finals completed in favor of the Toronto Raptors, the next-biggest thing on the NBA calendar is none other than the 2019 NBA Draft. At the present moment, the Atlanta Hawks hold six picks in the draft, but it seems likely that they will not make all of this picks.

In fact, Atlanta Hawks General Manager Travis Schlenk confirmed his plans to media last week, proclaiming that his plans for the team’s second round picks is to trade them in order to move up the 2019 NBA Draft board.

With that in mind, coupled with the rumblings that the team has their eye on Texas Tech sophomore Jarrett Culver at the top of the draft, this Atlanta Hawks mock draft saw the following trade completed on draft day:

Atlanta Hawks Get

#5 Overall

Cleveland Cavaliers Get

#10 Overall, #35 Overall, #41 Overall

Now, while that ultimately might look like a stretch, so was trading Taurean-Waller Prince for two future draft picks. With Schlenk at the helm wheeling and dealing, anything can happen.

Also, per a piece from Kevin Pelton of ESPN, his NBA draft pick values were extrapolated by various internet sleuths and the #5 overall pick was afforded a value of 2240. To contrast, the #10, #35 and #41 picks add up to a composite value of 2250. Seems even, right?

Read on to explore the Atlanta Hawks full draft board if they opted to trade up to #5 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.





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