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Atlanta Hawks win No. 1 pick

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The Atlanta Hawks on Sunday received the appropriate to pick out the No. 1 total choose within the NBA draft on June 27. Defying the chances, Atlanta entered the 2024 draft lottery with solely a 3% probability to land the highest choose.

The Washington Wizards, the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs rounded out the highest 4.

The Hawks completed 36-46 final season, making the play-in event however failing to advance within the postseason. They ranked fifth within the league in factors per sport (118.3) however struggled mightily on the defensive finish. Atlanta allowed 120.6 factors a contest, the NBA’s second-worst mark.

This would be the fourth No. 1 choose in staff historical past, the primary because it drafted David Thompson out of N.C. State in 1975. Whoever is chosen will be part of a younger core that features guards Trae Younger and Dejounte Murray.

The 2024 NBA draft is considered one of many worst in latest reminiscence. Most prognosticators don’t see a superstar-level expertise among the many pool of prospects, however there are numerous gamers with potential to assist flip round a franchise.

One choice is Alex Sarr, a ahead/heart for the Perth Wildcats who stands at 7-foot-1 with a 7-foot-4½-inch wingspan and 9-foot-2½-inch standing attain. JL Bourg ahead Zaccharie Risacher, UConn heart Donovan Clingan, Crvena Zvezda guard Nikola Matter, G League Ignite ahead Matas Buzelis and Kentucky guard Robert Dillingham are additionally within the combine.

Full NBA draft lottery order

1. Atlanta Hawks

2. Washington Wizards

3. Houston Rockets

4. San Antonio Spurs

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Charlotte Hornets

7. Portland Blazers

8. San Antonio Spurs

9. Memphis Grizzlies

10. Utah Jazz

11. Chicago Bulls

12. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder

13. Sacramento Kings

14. Portland Path Blazers

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