Atlanta Hawks: Atl All Day Mock Draft 2.0 Full Draft Edition

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10. Atlanta Hawks:

Nassir Little: Wing – North Carolina

Height:6’6 Weight:224 Age:19.3

Wingspan:7’1 Standing Reach:8.9

Now that Bol Bol is off the board, the Atlanta Hawks double up on talented wing players who played college ball in the state of North Carolina. This time forward Nassir Little is the pick. Little who was a top three high school recruit ranked just above Cam Reddish, would give the Atlanta Hawks a hard nosed tough defender. He offers a different style from Cam, being more of an off ball cutter and slasher. He finishes at the rim with authority. His ability to rebound the ball and block shots, allows him to play power forward in small lineups.

AIR Highlights put together their version of Nassir Little’s top ten plays in the following YouTube video:

Nassir Little must improve his jump shot and continue to fine tune his ball handling. Until that develops, he would provide a defensive stopper for the and Atlanta Hawks and a dangerous option for Trae Young in transition. His lack of production and inability to crack the starting lineup at UNC are concerns, but he should be much better served in the more wide open, spaced out NBA game. Should the Atlanta Hawks land Nassir Little and Cam Reddish, it would give them a nice collection of NBA wings. However with a Kevin Huerter, Taurean Prince, DeAndre’ Bembry, Kent Bazemore and possibly Vince Carter, in addition to Reddish and Little, there would be a long jam requiring at least one of the present Hawks to find a change of address. Bazemore is the most likely candidate to be sent packing. For a comprehensive look at Nassir Little read this Atl All Day article.

Hoops perspective provides us with an in depth breakdown of Nassir Little’s game in the following video from their YouTube channel:

2018 Stats: Pts:9.8 REB:4.6 APG:0.7 STL:0.5 BLK:0.5 FG%:47.8 2P%:52.7 3P%:26.9 FT%:77.0

11. Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Porter Jr.: Wing – Southern California

Height:6’6 Weight:213 Age:19.1

Wingspan:6’9″ Standing Reach:8’7″

Kevin Porter Jr. is another player that did not see much playing time in college, due to injury and a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. However Porter is an explosive athlete and a smooth jump shooter. His ball handling allows him to create for himself and others, although he is more of a scorer than a passer. He’s also a willing defender, though he is by no means a lockdown stopper at this stage in his development. The Minnesota Timberwolves need more perimeter guys that can create offense around All Star center Karl Anthony-Towns, making Porter a great fit for their squad. He isn’t projected to go this high by most draft experts, but I believe his talent will cause him to rise despite questions. He could even be in play for the Atlanta Hawks at number 10, as they interviewed him at the recent NBA Draft Combine.

Mike Schmitz ESPN draft expert, gives us this a closer look at Kevin Porter Jr. in this Prospect Profile through his Twitter account:

2018 Stats: Pts:9.5 REB:4 APG:1.4 STL:0.8 BLK:0.5 FG%:47.1 2P%:51.7 3P%:41.2 FT%:52.2