The Atlanta Hawks hold the Miami Heat’s second-round selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. Before the restart, that pick was slated to be the No. 52 pick, but after the seeding games and a series of tiebreakers on Monday afternoon, the Hawks will now have the No. 50 pick come draft night in October.
Official league announcement on tiebreakers and draft order. pic.twitter.com/ceXoYQ9H7o— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) August 17, 2020
The Hawks received Miami’s second-round pick from the Sacramento Kings in the trade that sent Alex Len and Jabari Parker to the Kings in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon.
Everything is set for October’s NBA Draft besides the top 14 picks, which will obviously be decided in Thursday’s NBA Draft Lottery.
Atlanta could go a number of ways with the No. 50 selection, whether they choose to select a player or move the pick. The Hawks have a recent history of trading second-round picks, going back to the 2018 NBA Draft when they chose not to select at No. 34 after selecting Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman in the first round.
With a bevy of young players already in the fold, Atlanta may again opt to not pick in the second round with potentially another rookie on the way via a top-8 pick.
The NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30 pm ET.