Clutch Points

● By Brett Siegel
The Atlanta Hawks have won the NBA Draft Lottery, the first time they have ever been awarded the first overall pick. This came after they entered Sunday with just a 3 percent chance of securing the top pick. Now, the biggest question heading into the 2024 NBA Draft on June 26 revolves around what they will do with their roster and the potential top choice. Ahead of what many are calling the least talented draft in quite some time, the Hawks have already been projected to take a few different players in NBA mock drafts across the country. Alexandre Sarr from France is the favorite to be the first pick as of right now, but the Hawks have decisions to make regarding Trae Young and Dejounte Murray, two players who have prominently heard their names in rumors since the trade deadline in February. Unlike last season, when Victor Wembanyama to the San Antonio Spurs was a done deal as soon as they were awarded the top pick during the lottery, there is no telling as to what is to come when the 2024 NBA Draft rolls around. Expect plenty of movement, plenty of rumors, and plenty of deals to be made.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 30 of our

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