Atlanta Hawks: Mock Draft at the Halfway Point of 2018-19 Season

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It’s time for the second mock draft of the season for the Atlanta Hawks.

At the beginning of the season, it looked as if the Atlanta Hawks would be, as expected, one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Hawks sputtered out of the gate without the team’s most impactful player, John Collins, and only managed a 6-23 record by mid-December.

Since that date, the Hawks are actually, shockingly, above .500 over their past 15 games with a record of 8-7. The team has notched victories over the Wolves, Heat, 76ers and even the mighty Thunder, who they made look like mere mortals en route to a 142-126 trouncing in Atlanta.

Though this heady play is unlikely to last with multiple trade rumors swirling around the team’s veteran players (Kent Bazemore, Dewayne Dedmon and Jeremy Lin), it must be noted that much of the team’s success has come courtesy of its young guns: Collins, Trae Young and Kevin Huerter.

Even players like Daniel Hamilton and the best-ever season for DeAndre’ Bembry have contributed to the team’s success of late.

Of course, the goal of this season for the Atlanta Hawks is success off the court in the 2019 NBA Draft and beyond. With that in mind, let’s explore the team’s mock draft after their recent successes.