Atlanta Hawks: Hawks Draft Grades
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher at HoopStuff
Pick 16: Lucas Norgueria- C- Brazil
- After a few maneuvers, the Hawks ended up with Nogueira, who has excellent defensive potential and could be the long-term center they have needed for years, in order to move Al Horford to power forward. He is not ready to start yet, but he is very athletic and has the potential to be a an elite post defender and one day, a starter.
Pick 17: Dennis Shroeder- PG- Germany
- This is an interesting pick for the Hawks, as it was widely assumed that they would resign Jeff Teague, but Schroeder is a nice value selection at 17 and has the size and physical gifts to be a top end defensive and offensive point guard. Whether or not they resign Teague, Schroeder is a very nice piece for their future and will make an excellent backup right away.
Pick: 43- Ricardo Leo- Guard- Providence
- Leo is one of the best pure scorers in the draft. The Hawks could real...