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

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Kevin Porter Jr.. 13. player. 110. <h5>6’6 213 • USC (So Cal)</h5> <h6>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</h6> <p>The Miami Heat have a couple of solid young defensive pieces in Justice Winslow and Bam Adebayo. Yet with the retirement of Dwayne Wade, offensive punch is lacking on the roster. Kevin Porter Jr. can definitely create offense and just happens to play the same position that Wade vacated. This makes him a natural fit at this spot. Porter Jr. did not have the season that draft experts predicted, due to a leg injury and a suspension for improper conduct. With that said Porter handles the basketball on a string and has a smooth, yet unconventional step back jump shot. He’s a good athlete and a willing but unpolished defender. He is a shoot first player, that also shows the ability to be a plus passer. He must improve his free throw shooting to become a primary scorer. Kevin Porter Jr. is a risky prospect as he could become high scoring starting wing, a super sixth man, or an inconsistent streaky bench scorer like Nick Young. The risk could very well be worth the reward when it comes to Kevin Porter Jr.</p>. Shooting Guard. Miami Heat

I recently wrote about how Kevin Porter Jr. would be a great player for the Atlanta Hawks to target, should he be available it Puck 17. ESPN currently has him ranked number 20 on their best available player list. However with talks of Porter Jr. impressing teams in workouts, I suspect he will be drafted higher than what many experts predict. Strive Basketball gives us a YouTube draft profile on Kevin Porter Jr.

player. 18. <h5>6’6 192 • Kentucky</h5> <h6>2018: Pts:14 REB:4.5 APG:2.5 STL:0.8 BLK:1.2 FG%:46.2 2P%:53.8 3P%35.5 FT%:93.5</h6> <p>The Boston Celtics have three picks in this year’s draft and are facing the possibility of losing star Kyrie Irving in free agency, so they are a team to watch on the trade front. Their biggest needs are a point guard and a rim protector. Shooting to surround stars like Gordon Hayward and Jason Tatum is also needed. With more big men left on the board than high level shooters, Tyler Herro is the smart play here. Herro is a very good shooter that is able to make outside shots spotting up, off screens and off the bounce. He’s also a terrific free throw shooter. Aside from shooting, Herro also has the potential to be a solid secondary ball handler for a team. Defensively he fights hard, but his short wingspan will make it difficult to defend NBA wings and his foot speed will make point guards a challenge as well.</p>. Shooting Guard. Boston Celtics. Tyler Herro. 14

Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston is reporting that Tyler Herro wowed the Boston Celtics, by making 80 of 100 three point attempts in a recent predraft workout. The Basketball Writers break down his skill set in this scouting video:

This video shows the weaknesses of Tyler Herro, also produced by The Basketball Writers.

15. player. 64. <h5>6’6 224 • North Carolina</h5> <h6>2018: 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</h6> <p>The Detroit Pistons need a long-term solution on the wing. The main qualities that the team lack are a wing defender and a secondary creator. Nassir Little has the potential to fill that defensive stopper role, while also providing three-point shooting as well. He is uber athletic and is at his best offensively in transition and finishing at the rim. He was thought to be in consideration for the number one pick before the season, but unfortunately he was unable to crack Roy Williams’ starting lineup as a freshman. The bench role was an adjustment for little and his shooting numbers suffered because of it. Nassir Little isn’t the best at creating off the dribble, but he shows some flashes that can be developed. Making others better by passing is a weakness for Little, but at this spot in the draf, the Pistons should just take the best player available that does fill a position of need, as Little does.</p>. Small Forward. Detroit Pistons. Nassir Little

I broke down the skill set of Nassir Little and his fit with Atlanta in this Atl All Day article. Nassir Little is a guy that is on the Hawks radar, as the team recently worked him out. Apparently Atlanta is on his radar as well, Little told Chris Kirchner of The Athletic that he feels he’s a perfect fit for the Hawks squad.

Hoops Perspective give us a breakdown of Nassir Little in this YouTube video: