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Hawks trade No. 44 pick to Heat for 2024 second-round pick and cash

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The Atlanta Hawks traded the 44th overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft to the Miami Heat on June 19.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore, the Hawks received a 2024 conditional second-round pick and cash considerations.

The 44th overall pick was the Hawks’ third second-round draft choice this year. After parting ways with it, Atlanta now has five picks. They own the rights to the eighth, 10th, 17th, 35th, and 41st overall selections, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Vivlamore weighed in on the recent trade with the Heat in his June 19 article.

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk has said on several occasions that the team was unlikely to add five or more rookies to the roster. His intent was to package some of the multiple assets, and that still may be in play.

He also indicated that he might draft and stash a player or sell one or more of the second-round picks.

The Heat had only one pick in the draft, their own at No. 13, before the deal.

Just recently, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported the New York Knicks declined the Hawks’ trade proposal. Atlanta wanted to trade up for New York’s pick at the No. 3 spot. In exchange, the Knicks would’ve received the eighth and 10th overall picks.

Nonetheless, Schlenk and Co. are in a position to draft the likes of De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Sekou Doumbouya, or Jaxson Hayes with the eighth and 10th overall selections.

Atlanta won just 29 games last season. The Hawks also missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Hopefully, the infusion of young blood via the 2019 NBA Draft can help them turn a corner next season.