May 3, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer during the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Atlanta Hawks in Croatia watching Dario Saric


 

Under first year head coach Mike Budenholzer, the Atlanta Hawks went 38-44 despite losing their best player, center Al Horford, for the season. They then pushed the top-seeded Indiana Pacers to seven games before bowing out in the postseason.

Although the Hawks look like they could be a “hot free agent option,” they are obviously going to try to improve through the draft as well.

According to David Pick, a senior correspondent at Euro Basket and ONE.co.il and a contributor to Sportando, Mike Budenholzer is in Croaita to watch highly-touted prospect Dario Saric.

Saric is projected as the 10th-overall pick according to Draft Express so the Hawks may have to move up from 15 to get him if he is indeed their guy.

The 6’10, 223-pound forward averaged 16.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for Cibona Zagreb this season.

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