Schlenk: 2 top-10 picks would give Hawks good chance to move up

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
April 16, 2019 - 8:48 am
Travis Schlenk

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Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas on The Morning Show Tuesday to talk about the NBA Playoffs and the latest with the team’s prep for the upcoming draft.

Schlenk on the 76ers players looking at a cellphone on the bench in a blowout loss in Game 1 to the Brooklyn Nets: “The NBA has rules on what you can and can’t do on the bench.” He continued on the 76ers: “They completely changed their roster throughout the year and it takes a while to get some chemistry built.”

Schlenk then talked about the other series going on the Eastern conference playoffs. 

“Boston will win their series and I still like Toronto to win their series against Orlando," said the Hawks GM. "The interesting one will be the 76ers and the Nets.”

Schlenk on the upcoming picks for the Hawks: “There is a 75-76 percent chance that we will get Dallas’ pick in the ninth spot. We have a good chance to get two top-10 picks, which gives us great flexibility to move up in the draft.”

Schlenk on DeMarcus Cousin’s injury and how that affects Golden State moving forward: “They obviously know how to play without him. I don’t think it will be a huge thing. They made the move to pick up Andrew Bogut at the end of the year. I think they will figure it out. But it’s the business now and we have to overreact to every game. It will be a good series but I expect the Warriors to get past the Clippers in this first round.”