The Atlanta Hawks were fortunate enough to hold the No. 17 and No. 18 picks in the 2013 NBA draft. At 17 the team elected to grab Dennis Schroeder out of Germany.
After getting a potential star in Schroeder, the team turned around and used pick No. 18 to grab Miami’s Shane Larkin.
Talk about having two solid picks in a row.
Here’s NBA.com’s thoughts on Larkin:
Most mock drafts list Larkin as a late first-round pick. He doesn’t have ideal NBA size, but he’s a true point guard who can make those around him better. Larkin is a good shooter, a solid passer and a scrappy defender who comes up with steals. So his complete package is what will interest NBA teams that don’t have a concern about the fact he’s under six feet.
In just two picks the Hawks have went a long way in re-making the roster considering such big names like Jeff Teague are headed to free agency. Schroeder has the potential to be an elite guard and Larkin does as well.
In case you’re counting, that’s two point guards in a row. Rumblings say Larkin could be traded sooner rather than later, so stay tuned.
Shane Larkin is headed to the Dallas Mavericks:
Shane Larkin to the Mavs at 18. Talked trade but keeping pick it appears
— Mark Followill (@MFollowill) June 28, 2013
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