Atlanta Hawks: Atl All Day Mock Draft 3.0, Best Case Scenario

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player. 24. <h5>6’5 191 • North Carolina</h5> <h6>2018 Stats: Pts:16.5 REB:3.5 APG:4.1 STL:1.1 BLK:0.3 FG%:42.3 2P%:50.0 3P%:35.3 FT%:80.0</h6> <p>The Chicago Bulls have struggled for years now, yet their roster is laden with young, talented, former high draft picks. They have talent at nearly every position, but there is a glaring hole at point guard, with Kris Dunn not living up to expectations. A point guard with some level of NBA experience would be best to lead this young team, but now that potential trade target Lonzo Ball has been traded to New Orleans, Chicago would do well to draft a point guard of the future. Who knows the Pelicans might prefer this pick over Ball. If not and Coby White is available here, the Chicago Bulls should not pass on him. White loves to play at a blinding pace, which fits well with wings Zac Lavine and Otto Porter Jr. He shoots the ball well and has the ability to facilitate for others. He also shoots the three well. He has a lot of improvements to make as a defender though. At worse Coby White projects to be a go to scorer for an NBA team’s second unit, similar to how Ben Gordon once scored points in bunches for the Bulls.</p>. Point Guard. Chicago Bulls. Coby White. 7

ESPN has a new video breaking down the skills of Coby White, that can be viewed below:

8. player. 125. <h5>6’8 208 • Duke</h5> <h6>2018 Stats: Pts:13.5 REB:3.7 APG:1.9 STL:1.6 BLK:0.6 FG%:35.6 2P%:39.4 3P%:33.3 FT%:77.2</h6> <p>With the eighth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks select small forward Cam Reddish. This pick would please many Hawks fans on social media as Cam Reddish is a favorite of the fan base. Reddish is ultra talented player but he does not come without risks. His aggressiveness has been questioned, as he often chooses to pull up from mid range, as opposed to taking the ball to the rim. He struggled to finish in traffic as a freshman, shooting and alarmingly low 39 percent from two point range. In his defense you can say he was miscast at Duke, often being used as a spot up shooter while the ball was in the hands of teammates R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson. Even a great player like Chris Bosh in the NBA saw his numbers decline drastically in that role. With Cam Reddish it’s all about projecting. He is a fluid athlete with a long wingspan and a smooth shooting stroke. Once he gets stronger and fills out his frame, his ability to play through contact and his shooting percentages should improve. At worse Reddish projects as a three and D prospect, but he has the potential to be a future NBA All Star.</p> <p>Cam Reddish is the best fit for the Atlanta Hawks, as he would give the team another ball handler and shot creator at the wing position. Personally I envision a lineup in which the Hawks have five players on the floor that can all shoot and pass. With some solid defenders in the mix, especially a rim protector, the Atlanta Hawks will be a dangerous young team for many years to come. The scary thing for the rest of the NBA, is Atlanta has nine possible first round draft picks in the next four years. Very few teams have a future as bright the Atlanta Hawks.</p>. Small Forward. Atlanta Hawks. Cam Reddish

Draft Expert Rashad Phillips is very high on Cam Reddish and his fit with the Atlanta Hawks. A breakdown of Cam’s game can be found on He tweeted the following clip of him speaking with Rob Parker and Chris Broussard about Cam:

ESPN gives us a thorough updated scouting report on Cam Reddish showing us the good, bad and ugly in the following YouTube masterpiece:

142. <h5>7’0 219 • Texas</h5> <h6>2018 Stats: Pts:10 ORB:1.8 REB:5 APG:0.3 STL:0.6 BLK:2.2 FG%:72.8 2P%:72.8 3P%:0.0 FT%:74.8</h6> <p>The Washington Wizards have needs at every position except shooting guard, as the injury to point guard John Wall has devastated their team. They were the worse team in the NBA at protecting the rim last season, so it stands to reason that shot blocking would be at the top of their list. Jaxson Hayes is raw but projects to be an elite shot blocker once he matures. He comes into the class as the second best shot blocker and finishes well at the rim in transition as a rim running big. Hayes did not attempt one three-point shot as a freshman, so that is an area that will likely take some time to develop. A huge key for Jaxson Hayes will be to get stronger and put on more muscle weight. That should also help his rebounding, which is sub par for a center at this stage in his development.</p>. Center. Washington Wizards. Jaxson Hayes. 9. player

Matt Norlander of has Jaxson Hayes projected to the Atlanta Hawks at pick number eight in his most recent Mock Draft. However with the Atlanta Hawks using John Collins most often as the role man in the pick and roll, I explained in detail why Jaxson Hayes is not a fit. The Basketball Writers YouTube channel breaks down the strengths of Jaxson Hayes in this video:

The following video shows the concerns about Jaxson Hayes as a prospect, also by the Basketball Writers: