The NBA Draft is just a little over a week away and the Atlanta Hawks are still evaluating their options. Mike Budenholzer was reportedly in attendance at Temple University to watch center Georgios Papagiannis workout.
More than 20 NBA teams to watch the workout of Georgios Papagiannis at Temple University, Philadelphia tonight pic.twitter.com/9B0pWMP9i3— Aspasia Velonaki (@AspasiaVelonaki) June 12, 2016
Hawks and Sixers both had head coaches at this workout. https://t.co/L4yc5D4Umd— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 13, 2016
DraftExpress currently projects Papagiannis as a second round prospect and the 18 year old could be a draft and stash prospect. Papagiannis is listed at 7-2, 240 pounds and still has room to fill out. His overall size is one of his biggest strengths along with a solid mid-range jump shot although there is some question about his motor and competitiveness.
Talented, old school big man who has been very productive at every level he's played at. Excellent rim protector with size, length and nice timing. Also a consistent offensive rebounder. Some concerns about his motor and competitiveness. Doesn't always look like he's operating at full speed. Flirted long and hard with the NCAA before electing to stay in Greece at Panathinaikos.
The Hawks currently own a pair of second round picks and may opt to use one on a player that will remain overseas where they can continue to develop.