2024 NBA Draft: 4 Options for the Hawks after landing the No. 1 pick

The Atlanta Hawks landed the No. 1 overall pick of the 2024 NBA Draft, leaving them with plenty of options this offseason.
Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields (right) and Deputy NBA Commissioner Mark Tatum
Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields (right) and Deputy NBA Commissioner Mark Tatum / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Option #2 - Trading the No. 1 pick

There are several reasons the Hawks should explore moving off the No. 1 overall pick, not the least of which being the overwhelming sentiments about this crop of prospects. It’s not that there isn’t any talent. 

The issue is none of them have proven elite, a tedious proposition for any executive making the decision.

That could leave the Hawks locked into their slot.

But they only need one team to feel strongly enough about Sarr or any other prospect to risk future assets for a move up. And if a team is willing to offer up any significant package for the pick, the Hawks should listen.

Teams that could have players and a disposition appealing to this scenario include the Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, and Washington Wizards.

There is nothing linking any of these teams to a trade for the No. 1 pick or prospect in that slot.

However, they are all dealing with pricey veterans who could use a new home and have a need to inject some excitement back into their fanbases. This route would also satiate either All-Star guard in the event they remain with the Hawks.

It also feels like the most unlikely outcome, at least on its own.

Fortunately for the Hawks, this far from the end of their list of options in what figures to be a pivotal offseason.