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2012 Hawks Offseason: Hawks To Host Three Big Man Draft Prospects

The Atlanta Hawks hosted a slew of NBA Draft prospects on Saturday with three of them being big men, according to a tweet from the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Michael Cunningham.

The Hawks already have athletes on the wings and could possibly look to use their first round pick on a true center that can permanently move Al Horford back to his natural power forward position. If Josh Smith is still in the mix and moved back to small forward, the Hawks could have one of the biggest frontlines in the league.

Vanderbilt's Festus Ezeli, Syracuse's Fab Melo, Georgetown's Henry Sims and Iona's Scott Machado will all be participating in the workout.

Melo is the highest rated among the big men while Ezeli is a fringe first round pick. Sims is fighting for positioning in the second round and Machado, a guard, could go undrafted.

But if size is what the Hawks are looking for there will be plenty to view in this workout. Ezeli, Melo and Sims are all 7-footers and Sims is the "lightest" at 241 pounds.

For more on the Atlanta Hawks check out Peachtree Hoops. For more news and notes regarding the NBA Draft head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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