We have looked closely at some of the prospects that are being projected to the Atlanta Hawks in the 2013 NBA Draft. DraftExpress has released its full mock up of both rounds of the 2013 NBA Draft and project two familiar names to the Atlanta Hawks.
With the No. 17 pick, DraftExpress predicts the Hawks will select Duke center Mason Plumlee. We previously discussed Plumlee on a couple of occasions but everyone pretty much thinks that Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry will be drawn to the athletic big man. DraftExpress also projects San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin to the Hawks with the No. 18 pick.
The Atlanta Hawks will also own two second round selections and DraftExpress is one of the few sites that releases a full mock up of both rounds. They project the Hawks to select Lithuanian guard Nimanja Nedovic. Nedovic is 6-4 and has a reported 41 inch vertical jump who excels in transition. Here is DraftExpress scouting report on Nedovic:
With pick No. 50, Atlanta is slotted to take Minnesota power forward Trevor Mbakwe. As a senior with the Gopers, Mbakwe averaged 10 points and 8.7 rebounds. He checks in at 6-8 and 236 pounds. He is a rare six year college player after being awarded another year of eligibility after suffering a torn ACL as a redshirt senior. Here is Mbakwe's draft combine interview courtesy of DraftExpress: