After the addition of Wake Forest big man John Collins with the No. 19 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks still held ammunition in the form of two second round picks. With the first of those choices at No. 41, the Hawks selected former Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey.
The Hawks originally held the 31st pick of the second round but moved back 10 spots as part of the Dwight Howard trade with Charlotte. With that said, Atlanta was able to add a shot-making guard that could be an instant offense player at the next level.
Dorsey isn’t a top-flight athlete but, at 6’5, he was able to get his shot off effectively at the NBA level and that is a trait that could translate. There are concerns about his defense as a result of that athleticism gap but, from an offensive firepower standpoint, Dorsey could potentially provide scoring and floor-spacing in the future.
As a shooter, Dorsey converted 42.3 percent of his three-point attempts as a sophomore in Eugene and that will be his primary value at the NBA level. If he can function defensively, Dorsey is a potential asset in a bench role and, given that he is only 21, the Hawks could also utilize the D-League to develop his skills if needed.