Hawks unlikely to move up in first round

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
June 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm

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T-minus one day until the 2019 NBA Draft. With the Atlanta Hawks holding six picks, there has been much speculation on whether they'll package those picks to move up. 

The Hawks hold the No. 8, 10, 17, 35, 41 and 44 selections. According to a report by ESPN, Atlanta is looking to trade with the New Orleans Pelicans to move up to the No. 4 spot. 

Chris Vivlamore of the AJC joined Middays with Andy and Randy and said he's not expecting the Hawks to package any of their first-round picks.

"I know there's all this speculation that they want to move up and package (picks) but every indication I've gotten from talking to--at least to (GM) Travis Schlenk--is I think you'd want three stabs at it in the first round," Vivlamore said.

Vivlamore said he asked Schlenk directly if he was more concerned in packaging the first round picks or second round picks:

"He flat-out said the second-rounders," Vivlamore continued. "And the way he talks about this draft having some depth to it...I just think you'd want to take the three stabs at it and take it from there."