Atl All Day Draft Redo Round 1 Pick 10
With pick number 10 in the ATL All Day redraft, the Atlanta Hawks select combo forward Sekou Doumbouya from France. Sekou was actually drafted number 15 by the Detroit Pistons. This tenth pick was used by the Hawks to select Cam Reddish, in the actual NBA Draft.
Some would say that this selection is a reach based on his actual draft selection, but I had Sekou ranked number four on our Big Board. Cameron Johnson is a combo forward that surprisingly went off of the board before Doumbouya. He’s a great shooter, but doesn’t project to be a good defender. A slew of draft experts have criticized the Suns pick.
P.J. Washington who was drafted number 12, also came off the board before Sekou Doumbouya. He is a former AAU teammate of Trae Young. He defends, rebounds and finishes well. However P.J. doesn’t possess the height, quickness or off the dribble ability, that the Sekou 6’9 210 pound does.
Tyler Herro and Romeo Langford who were drafted number 13 and 14 to Miami and Boston are true wings. They would not have been a great fit with Atlanta, after the selection of Cam Reddish.
Had the Hawks actually drafted Sekou, his ability to play both forward positions, would have allowed them to field a potent small ball lineup, similar to the selection of De’Andre Hunter. However with Doumbouya being much more raw and unpolished, the return would not have been as immediate, as it should be with Hunter.
A plethora of information can be found on Sekou Doumbouya, who I picked at number eight, in our Mock Draft 1.0. Mike Schmitz of ESPN, highlighted a late season outburst by Sekou in the following tweet:
FanSided breaks down the selection of Sekou Doumbouya by the Detroit Pistons: