With the Atlanta Hawks having a very uninteresting zero picks in the first round of the draft, barring a trade, it's going to be a boring night for the citizens of Atlanta. That should translate into some record-low ratings in the ATL for the so-called "World-wide Leader," who is broadcasting the draft live from the Prudential Center in Newark.
It's not like the draft is going to be exciting to watch for Hawks fans if they are looking to see what their division neighbors are doing, either.
Only the Charlotte Bobcats have a first round pick. They notched the No. 9 and No. 19 selections in what's supposed to be a not-so-good draft. The Miami Heat have the first pick in the second round and the Orlando Magic hold only the No. 53 overall pick.
The consensus (as posted by NBA.com) suggests that the Bobcats will select Kansas junior Marcus Morris with the ninth pick, while NBA.com's David Aldridge has Texas' Tristan Thomas falling to Charlotte. Our SBNation.com's latest mocker has Florida State forward Chris Singleton headed to the Queen City at No. 9.
Aldridge has Texas small forward Jordan Hamilton going to the 'Cats at No. 19, while SBNation selects Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert at that spot.
Neither Aldridge or SBNation bother with a second round mock, but Aldridge's compadre Scott Howard-Cooper does. He has Colorado SG Alec Burks and Kansas PF Markieff Morris going to the Bobcats in the first round, swingman Reggie Jackson (ironically from Boston College) going to the Heat with the first pick in the second round and Texas' Cory Joseph headed to the Magic at No. 53.
Howard-Cooper also has the 'Cats selecting Cleveland State point guard Norris Cole with their second round pick and Marquette SF Jimmy Butler headed to the ATL at No. 48.
The draft kicks off at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN.