Draft Notes: Hawks, Bennett, Craft, Ross

December 22 2013 at 3:00pm CST By Zach Links

Is your favorite team looking to deal future draft choices to make things brighter today?  Not so fast. There are rules and regulations to follow.  You can get yourself all caught up on the rules for dealing future picks thanks to Luke Adams’ handy guide, published last week.  Here’s today’s draft links..

  • It may be bad times in Brooklyn but the Nets’ troubles are giving the Hawks reason to smile, writes Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Everyone feared that the 2013 Draft would be historically bad and the early returns support that, writes Jodie Valade of the Plain Dealer.  It’s very early,” ESPN.com analyst Chad Ford said of No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, “but right now, he’s looking like the worst in the past 20 years. That includes Greg Oden. Oden was injured all the time, but when he played, he at least looked like a No. 1 pick.
  • Dan Kelly of SNY.tv asks if Ohio State’s Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross have NBA futures.  Craft figures to be the best perimeter defender in this year’s class and is currently slated to go in the second round.  Ross, who stands at 6’7″ and boasts a 7’1″ wingspan, has a good build for the two-guard position and can shoot well, but his effort isn’t consistent from game to game.  He’s also projected to go in the second round.
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