Hawks Exploring Trade Up From No. 19

The Hawks enter the 2018 NBA draft armed with three first-round picks at Nos. 3, 19, and 30. And while the team seems unlikely to move its top selection, the club has been dangling the 19th and 30th overall picks in an effort to move up in the draft, league sources tell Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link).

According to Scotto, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks have an eye on the late lottery as a potential landing spot. The Clippers, who hold the 12th and 13th overall picks, and the Nuggets (No. 14), are possible trade partners who figure to receive calls from Atlanta.

Per Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer (Twitter link), the Hawks have made an effort to acquire a second pick in the top 10 of this year’s draft, though O’Connor is skeptical that the club has the “ammo” to get quite that high.

In addition to having made multiple picks available, Atlanta is also exploring the possibility of moving a pair of its high-priced veterans — we heard yesterday that Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore are both on the trade block, and the Hawks were referred to as one of the league’s most active teams in terms of exploratory trade talks.

It’s not entirely clear which prospect the Hawks might be targeting if they’re able to pick up an extra lottery selection, but Lonnie Walker is one player who has been “heavily rumored” an option for Atlanta if the team can get to No. 14, tweets Jake Fischer of SI.com. Walker confirmed today that he met with the Hawks at his pro day in Los Angeles.

As for the Hawks’ plans at No. 3, the latest rumors have them focusing on Real Madrid star Luka Doncic.

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23 thoughts on “Hawks Exploring Trade Up From No. 19

  1. sportsman69

    If I’m the clippers I take the 19, 30 and one or two second round picks, whichever Atlanta is willing to surrender, for their 13th pick

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    • Andrewc62

      I feel like you could offer Schoder and get 12/13 easily, I’d do that

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      • Andrewc62

        Nets got the 22nd pick for Thad Young a few seasons ago so I figure they’d do that deal for a better player

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    • tatumszn2018

      That or dump a contract. Get a feeling theyll trade down with one of picks due to their guy going earlier than they anticipate. Clips need to be in the asset gathering trim salary business imo.

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  2. ffjsisk

    Schroeder to the Bucks for 17. 17 and 19 to the 76ers for 10.

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    • todd-3

      I don’t think the stinxers want to move back, they need to get a good sized wing that can help against the Celtics. Moving back isn’t going to help them.

      And if anything, the stinxers are looking to move picks anyway, they already have 6.

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      • sportsman69

        You’re right. It’s been reported that the sixers are trying to move up, possibly into the top 5

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      • ffjsisk

        Probably don’t, but Dennis played for Bud and Dennis mentioned Milwaukee when he asked for a trade.

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        • brewpackbuckbadg

          I don’t think Schroeder is a fit for the Bucks. What can the Bucks get for Bledsoe?

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  3. formerlyz

    I think it’s probably Lonnie Walker they’re targeting, but I have him going to the Clippers with the 13th pick. It would make sense, considering I had Atlanta going with Jerome Robinson at 19.

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    • kenneth cole

      Why on earth would the Clippers want another guard besides Teodosic, Rivers, Lou, and Beverly? Walker is too good to sit for a year behind mediocrity so unless they move Lou or Beverly it makes no sense. It’s a good thing you aren’t an NBA GM

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      • hiflew

        Teodosic probably isn’t coming back to the Clippers next year. He may be going back to Europe.

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        • x%sure

          Thornwell 2G had a good rookie year. So they’re still in good shape there. Need a center if Montrezl Harrel is not one. Williams, Spellman, Robinson

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          • robert william of texas a&m is good choice. but need work to reduce his fouls.its can fix with ecperience.

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      • formerlyz

        Teodosic is apparently gone, Parrick Beverly is injured and might not be back either. Avery Bradley is a free agent. Austin Rivers has a player option, but he doesnt have further upside remaining, even if he stays. Lou Williams is 1 dimensional, despite how great he was last year. Sindarius Thornwell is a good defender. I like him, but he could be included in a potential trade offer. And Jawuan Evans doesnt stop you from adding a potential 2 way guard

        I have them taking Miles Bridges at 12 and Walker at 13. That’s perfectly reasonable, considering the team it looks like Jerry West is trying to build. If they take Robert William’s or trade a pick, I wouldn’t be surprised, even though I personally wouldn’t take a big at that spot. That doesnt mean its absurd when almost every mock draft out there has them taking at least 1 guard, whether it be Walker, Sexton, or Trae Young.

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    • kenneth cole

      If Bridges is available at 13 then you have to take him.

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        • kenneth cole

          Miles. I doubt he falls into the teens but Clips could really use a SF for the love of God lol. Him and Jordan would murder the paint together on pick and rolls and allow shooters to rotate weak side for the three, forcing help defense.

          If Milos goes back to Europe then I suppose a guard is fine but you don’t need 5 of them

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      • formerlyz

        Well I have them taking bridges at 12 and Walker at 13, so there you go lol

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  4. It could be quite a coup for Atlanta if they can get another lottery pick, maybe the rebuilt can go faster for Atlanta, if they can get Young would be great, then trade DS, if they don’t get him I would try to mend things with DS & keep him.

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