Final Atlanta Hawks NBA Mock Draft Round-Up: Draft Day

Looking at who the experts think the Atlanta Hawks will take in the 2020 NBA Draft.

It’s NBA Daft day! Will the Atlanta Hawks keep the sixth pick is the biggest question and who they’ll take with that pick is, obviously, just as important.

Let’s take a look at who the NBA Mock Draft experts think the Atlanta Hawks will do tonight.

Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports

Hawks pick: 6

Off the board: Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Onyeka Okongwu, LaMelo Ball, Deni Avdija

The pick: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State

Verdict:

Haliburton has been the name put next to the Hawks most frequently since the lottery and while I don’t hate that potential pick, I would much rather have a 3-and-D wing like Isaac Okoro or Devin Vassell. Drafting Haliburton also doesn’t make much sense if they spend big bucks on Rajon Rondo like rumors suggest they might be.

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report

Hawks pick: 6

Off the board: Edwards, Wiseman, Ball, Avdija, Obi Toppin

The Pick: Onyeka Okongwu, PF, USC

Verdict:

Like James Wiseman and to a lesser extent, Obi Toppin, I think Okongwu will be a great player in the league but don’t see his fit with the Atlanta Hawks. He’s built in the same rim-running forward mold as John Collins and I would rather have a veteran like Paul Millsap work off the bench behind Collins than just a younger version of himself. Again, leaving Vassell and Okoro on the board is tough.

Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated

Hawks pick: 6

Off the board: Edwards, Wiseman, Ball, Avdija, Toppin

The pick: Patrick Williams, PF, Florida State

Verdict:

Curveball. I love it. Well, maybe I don’t love the pick but definite bonus points for being unconventional. Williams is definitely someone the Hawks should target if they trade down a handful of spots, but taking him sixth is a bit of a reach.

Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation

Hawks pick: 6

Off the board: Ball, Edwards, Killian Hayes, Okongwu, Okoro

The pick: Devin Vassell, G, Florida State

Verdict:

If I were the Hawks’ GM this is the pick I would make. Although Vassell’s 3-point form looked funky in that workout, I still have faith he’ll be around a 40-percent shooter from deep while playing among the best (if not the best outright) defense in the class.

Michael Saenz, Sir Charles in Charge:

Hawks Pick: 14 and 26! Trade alert:

Hawks Get
Picks #14 and #26
Celtics Get
Pick #6

Off the board: 25 players that I don’t feel like typing out.

The pick(s): 14 -Aaron Nesmith, F, Vanderbilt and 26 – Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington

Verdict:

Atlanta Hawks take two players with drastically different skill sets here. Nesmith is a sharpshooting forward who could play major minutes right off the bat while McDaniels is perhaps the best “project pick” in this class. He might need a year or two in the G-League but really blossom after that.

Picking those two up along with Gordon Hayward seems like a steal. I’ll take it.

Tristan Freeman, Busting Brackets

Hawks pick: 6

Off the board: Edwards, Wiseman, Ball, Hayes, Toppin

The pick: Onyeka Okongwu, PF, USC

Verdict:

The first (and only) repeat on this list shows just how uncertain this draft is for Atlanta. As mentioned previously, I like Okongwu as a prospect but there are definitely better fits for him.

What do you think the Atlanta Hawks will do in the 2020 NBA Draft?