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Initial Reactions to Draft Night Trade Prove Skeptical

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Around the league, initial reactions to acquiring Tim Hardaway Jr. are less than enthusiastic.

Hardaway Jr. will be called on to provide bench depth for the Hawks.
Hardaway Jr. will be called on to provide bench depth for the Hawks.
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It's in the books:  the Hawks have flipped the 15th pick into Tim Hardaway Jr. and two second rounders.  Around the league, the first take wasn't promising from Atlanta's outlook:

Chad Ford of ESPN:

Zach Lowe of Grantland:

Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN:

And Kevin Pelton of ESPN gave the Hawks a D for their end of the trade (Insider).

So while initial reactions are clearly tempered at best, here's to hoping good contributions with a better team for Hardaway Jr.