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NBA Mock Draft: Atlanta Hawks Select Nassir Little from North Carolina

SB Nation’s NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s pick. With the 10th pick, the Hawks select Nassir Little.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #10 - Nassir Little, Forward, North Carolina

SB Nation’s Atlanta Hawks blog Peachtree Hoops explains the pick:

It might be seen as controversial to take Reddish (at No. 8) and Little with back-to-back picks, particularly when both struggled to some degree at the college level. However, having two bites at the apple helps to mitigate risk and, with Taurean Prince now in Brooklyn, the Hawks have virtually nothing at the small/combo forward position. More than anything, the positional value of wings/forwards is stark and the slide of Little allows Atlanta to benefit.