Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 6/27/13
ATLANTA -- Hawks general manager Danny Ferry addressed his team's needs at center and point guard with the 17th and 18th picks of the NBA draft on Thursday night. Atlanta chose point guard Dennis Schroeder of Germany at No. 17, but per NBA rules, Ferry was not allowed to immediately discuss details of a trade with Dallas to acquire the rights to center Lucas Nogueira of Brazil at No. 16. The proposed trade, which included sending the Hawks' 18th pick to the Mavericks, was still awaiting league approval when Ferry met with reporters during the latter part of the first round. Ferry used the No. 18 pick on Miami point guard Shane Larkin, and if the deal was approved, Atlanta would send him to Dallas for point guard Jared Cunningham. The Hawks also was supposed to acquire a third second-round pick, giving them the Nos. 44, 47 and 50 spots. Cunningham, the No. 24 overall draft pick last year, played in just eight games last year for Dallas and spent most of last season with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League, averaging 15.3 points and 3.0 assists in 15 games. The Hawks have yet to indicate if they will try to re-sign Jeff Teague, the incumbent starting point guard who's a restricted free agent. But Ferry seemed excited about the potential of Schroeder. "I love that he is tenacious," Ferry said. "He can shoot the basketball at a good level, he can get in the lane and make plays for other people. Defensively, he can put great pressure on the ball." Atlanta was potentially considering a center or a shooting guard or forward with its first pick before selecting the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Schroeder, who impressed Ferry at the Nike Hoops Summit game, held in Portland, Ore., two months ago. "I think the Hoops summit this year was a good example of playing at a high level in a very high level game," Ferry said. "I think the Hoops Summit game was excellent opportunity to see what he was able to do." The Hawks, a possible longshot candidate to sign Atlanta native and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard as an unrestricted free agent, likely want to pair the 7-foot Nogueira so Al Horford can move to power forward.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Klay Thompson can't go home unless he beats Steph Curry in 3-Point Contest

Star players are hurting Houston Rockets

Emmitt Smith: Adrian Peterson only current player who could break rushing record

Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Baylor approves new measures to deal with sexual assault

Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting


LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

Broncos safety Shiloh Keo arrested for DUI

Earl Campbell ‘disappointed’ in Johnny Manziel, wants to help

Big man Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA Skills Challenge

MLB commish: Cubs will host All-Star Game in near future

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

Drake has Kentucky edition of custom ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 8s

QUIZ: Name every NBA All-Star Game MVP

Watch rare footage of Stephen Curry from 2001-02 emerges

Check out this custom camouflage Oregon helmet

Ejected John Calipari tweets “they don’t need me and I love it”

Popovich would 'buy ticket' to watch Warriors play

Jamal Murray destroyed South Carolina defender with dunk

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker