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Hawks open to trading No. 3 pick in 2018 NBA Draft


The Atlanta Hawks could consider moving down in the draft board if the return is right. With the top two picks in the NBA Draft widely considered being on a separate tier than the rest of the pack, the organization could consider flipping their No. 3 overall selection for a lower one if the return pieces are the right ones.

Via Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:

“Word from Chicago is Atlanta seems to be open to trading the #3 if the return is right, they seem interested in moving down — that could change as they meet with prospects.”

At this point it’s too early to make anything a sure-fire move, as the process of falling in love for one of these prospects doesn’t take long for scouts or executives looking to add pieces to their teams.

The Hawks have plenty of issues to address, between an indecisive Dennis Schroder, who is pondering a potential move, and a new coach in Lloyd Pierce who will put a new system in place that will take time to implement.

Players like Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), and Mo Bamba (Texas) are expected to be available by the time the Hawks make their selection, but only time will tell if they choose to keep or flip their pick by June.

Obviously, Atlanta will also need to find a head coach during this entire NBA Draft process.