2019 NBA Draft: Exploring All 6 Atlanta Hawks Picks After Nets Trade

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125. . Big. Atlanta Hawks (via Charlotte Hornets). Jontay Porter. 44. player

Last but far from least is the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which the Atlanta Hawks will use in the mock-up to take a swing on a player with big-time injury concerns.

Jontay Porter, Michael Porter’s younger brother, was slated to be a first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft before he opted to return for his sophomore season. In hindsight, that was the wrong choice.

Porter tore his ACL not once but twice in his sophomore season, raising a multitude of red flags – especially considering his brother missed almost all of his freshman season at Missouri due to a back injury and also sat out the 2018-19 season due to surgery for that same injury.

Despite all of those injury concerns, Porter would still be a godsend for the Atlanta Hawks were he still available in the middle of the second round. Yet another truly brilliant basketball mind, Porter is a true seven-footer with a beautiful jump shot, good defensive instincts and amazing passing ability in that seven-foot frame.

An interesting prospect that teams have seemingly soured on due to injury concerns would make perfect sense as a high-upside play late in the second round.

dark. Next. Hawks Have Myriad Options After Nets Trade

There you have it! The 2019 NBA Draft is sure to be extremely entertaining but especially for the Atlanta Hawks – who now hold 1/10th of the picks that are slated to be selected on June 20, which is simply bananas. Keep it locked to Soaring Down South for plenty more draft coverage as the fateful day arrives sooner than you’d think.