Olivier-Maxence Prosper | F | Marquette
6-foot-8 | 215 lbs
ESPN’s mock notes that Olivier-Maxence Propser had the best showing at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. He doesn’t come with the gaudy numbers of some of the earlier entrants – 12.5 points and 4.7 rebounds this past season – in this list, nor does he have the accolades that they do.
But that showing at the combine could be enough to see him land in the first round with ESPN mocking him at No. 28 overall to the Utah Jazz.
He only shot 33.9% from deep but his willingness to take them (3.2 3PA) is encouraging.
Pete Nance | F | North Carolina
6-foot-10 | 225 lbs
The final prospect on the list, North Carolina’s Pete Nance is the younger brother of Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance. He posted a 10.0/6.0/1.7 line after transferring from Northwestern.
But he averaged 14.6 points and shot 45.2% from deep in his final season with the Wildcats.
It will be interesting to see how much of a theme emerges in the Hawks’ workouts as the 2023 NBA Draft gets closer.
For now, they have cast an appropriately wide net given their current draft position. What we don’t know is how this new front office of general manager Landry Fields and assistant general manager Kyle Korver will view their options when they come up on the clock or if they even wait to let that moment come to them.
Head coach Quin Snyder was brought in to win now.
As we potentially saw in his handling of Griffin and Johnson, Snyder will opt for experience over potential much like his predecessor, Nate McMillan.