No Pre-Draft Workouts For Hawks Until June
The 2012 NBA Draft is a little over a month away and many teams around the league have started the annual process of bringing in prospects to work out and assess skill level.
However, some teams strategically elect to wait until a little closer to the draft in order to allow the field of prospects settle in a bit more.
An Atlanta Hawks team official has informed HOOPSWORLD, the franchise isn’t likely to host any draft prospects until after the Chicago Draft Combine which is scheduled for June 7-8.
The Hawks have the No. 23 and No. 43 overall picks of the upcoming draft.
Since 2009, the only player drafted by the Hawks on the active roster is point guard Jeff Teague who had career year this past season as a first year starter.
Last week, the team announced it had picked up the third and final year of head coach Larry Drew’s contract.
But the future of executive vice president and general manager Rick Sund has yet to be determined. Sund’s contract will expire on June 30 and the veteran executive will likely evaluate his career options at that time. The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the teams rumored to have interest if Sund elects to leave Atlanta.