With so many roster spots available this summer the Atlanta Hawks can go a number of different directions in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Hawks have four total selections including two back-to-back first round picks at No. 17 and 18. CBSSports.com NBA writer Matt Moore has updated his mock draft post lottery and projects University of Kentucky freshman guard Archie Goodwin to the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 17 pick.
Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky: A change of pace wing, which they already have some of, but Goodwin's the best left on the board.
Goodwin was Kentucky's leading scorer during this past season but elected to enter the draft even after the Wildcats' missed out on the NCAA Tournament. He stands 6-5 in shoes and has a 6-10 wingspan on a solid 198 pound frame. He is a plus athlete that has a good burst and could eventually develop into a factor at both ends of the floor. He still is just 18 years old. Here is his draft combine interview with DraftExpress:
Most experts have had the Hawks going big with at least one of their choices and Moore is no different projecting Pittsburgh center Stephen Adams to the Hawks with the No. 18 pick.
Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh: A great fit here, depending on who they hire for coach.
Adams measured out to an even seven foot in shoes with a 7'4" wingspan and over a 9 foot standing reach. He weighed in at 255 pounds and averaged just over seven points and six rebounds at Pitt as a freshman. Adams biggest asset is his mobility and quickness for his size but he hasn't developed into much of a great offensive player yet. Still like Goodwin, he is very young and there is room for quite a bit of growth. Here is his draft combine interview from DraftExpress: