Atlanta Hawks Mock Draft 4.0

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Marvin Bagley III
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Marvin Bagley III /
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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 10: Rawle Alkins
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 10: Rawle Alkins /

33. player. 125. . SG. Arizona. Rawle Alkins

Though he’s tumbled down our draft board since we had him going in the early 20s in our first mock draft, Rawle Alkins is still a tantalizing prospect to take with the Hawks only second round pick in the 2018 draft.

Alkins has a chiseled, NBA-ready physique and he is capable of producing highlight plays with regularity, like this one during the Pac-12 Tournament:

The Hawks should confirm that Alkins is healthy, as he missed considerable time in the 2017-18 season due to a broken foot. If there are no red flags on that front, Alkins could prove to be a valuable asset for the team – no matter where they take him.

Alkins is a strong scorer, but he played 300 less minutes in his sophomore season due to that foot injury, as his shooting numbers suffered as a result. Even in his fully healthy freshman season, his true shooting percentage of 56.6 percent would’ve been right around league average in the NBA.

Still though, in his sole healthy college season of 2016-17, Alkins slashed 46/37/73 percent while scoring 10.9 points a game with 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists

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The major concern for Alkins is his defense, where he often was lost or out-of-position on a team that didn’t seem to have the strongest coaching. However, with a 6’9” wingspan and that powerhouse frame, Alkins should be able to translate into a switchable team defender even if he doesn’t project to be a lockdown player on that end.

Other Options: Chandler Hutchison, Melvin Frazier, Landry Shamet, Hamidou Diallo