NBA Draft 2012: Guard Options – Tony Wroten & Tyshawn Taylor

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As far as the Hawks are concerned, only Wroten seems to be a legitimate possibility for the Hawks at #23. There is talk that the absolutely ceiling for Taylor in the draft would be a tap by the Hawks at that pick, but I don’t see that as a real option for Atlanta. I would certainly endorse a gamble on Wroten at #23 as a pure upside selection. The coaching direction he would receive in Atlanta would likely leave something to be desired, but this team could use that kind of elite athleticism and strength off the bench, and any time you’re hearing reasonable comparisons to Gary Payton and Rajon Rondo, it can’t be all bad. As far as Taylor, he would be a prime fit at #43 if he was still available and the Hawks had gone in a non-guard direction in Round one. I think he has a future as a potential 3rd-guard in the league because of his defense, and I think he could stick wherever he’s drafted, even in round two.

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Tags: Gary Payton Mario Chalmers Rajon Rondo Tony Wroten Tyshawn Taylor