2019 NBA Draft: The Stepien Outlines 4 Options for Atlanta Hawks

Cam Reddish Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Cam Reddish Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

With the 2019 NBA Draft on the horizon in under three and a half weeks, let’s take a look at a recent story on The Stepien about who the Atlanta Hawks could take.

The Stepien is a tremendous resource for NBA Draftniks as well as college basketball fans who generally watch NCAA Men’s Basketball with an eye towards players that might be able to make an impact at the next level. In a recent story on the site, Ben Rubin details four players that would make sense on the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft.

First up is Cam Reddish, who has been a common link to the Atlanta Hawks recently and, as Rubin’s story entails, if there’s smoke about a player coming to Atlanta in the NBA Draft (such as Trae Young ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft), it likely means there is a raging fire.

Certainly, Reddish would make for a terrific fit on the Hawks with his fluidity, size, shooting stroke as well as the fact that he plays a position of sore need for the Hawks going forward at the three. Rubin outlines the fact that Reddish will likely get a ton of wide-open looks due to the fact that the team already has three players (Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter) that must be accounted for on offense at all times.

Furthermore, “if the Hawks are Warriors East,” Rubin says, “then there are a lot of reasons to equate a possible Reddish selection back to the Warriors pick of Harrison Barnes” – a player who helped lead the Warriors to their first title.

Beyond that, Rubin outlines three players the Atlanta Hawks should seriously consider trading down for in the 2019 NBA Draft: Grant Williams, Matisse Thybulle and Carsen Edwards.

While Williams and Thybulle have been mentioned on SDS previously on multiple occasions, Edwards would definitely be an interesting choice, but Rubin’s reasoning for drafting him in the 2019 NBA Draft is sound:

“Carsen Edwards presents the possibility of a player who might allow the team to somewhat replicate Trae’s play style when the team goes to the bench. And he’s a player, if he’s successful, who could eventually be tied to great trade value.”

Beyond that, Rubin even outlines a scenario in which both players can play on offense at the same time because the defense can “only hunt one of them at a time.”

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The 2019 NBA Draft should be an extremely interesting one for the Atlanta Hawks, and this scenario by The Stepien certainly makes for thought-provoking fodder. The buildup to the draft will be fascinating for in general, so keep it locked to Soaring Down South for plenty more draft stories on the Hawks.