The Atlanta Hawks have the 24th pick in this year's NBA draft, and while that won't allow them to replace any unhappy stars wanting to skip town, it may help them add a valuable piece to their already young squad that could help them win now or continue building for the future.
Peachtree Hoops participated in the SB Nation mock draft and landed Texas forward Damion James, a very athletic and nice pick at that spot, but it's doubtful he will be available on the actual draft day.
The Hawks could also focus on acquiring a big man. There are many different ways that the Hawks could go in this draft. Michale Cunningham of the AJC outlines the Hawks' thinking:
As they wind down their draft preparations, GM Rick Sund, assistant GM Dave Pendergraft, Hawks scouts and L.D. must decide if they want to draft a player with a skill (or skills) that can help the team now but with limited upside, or take a prospect who likely won't see minutes early but could develop later into a good NBA player. The Hawks are compiling a list of players in each pool.
For one of the most extensive looks at the Hawks options in the NBA draft, check out the piece by SB Nation Atlanta's very own Bronn Tallant. Follow this stream for draft day updates.