The Hawks Just Traded Up to Draft … De'Andre Hunter? Bulls Implications Aplenty

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The Hawks Just Traded Up to Draft … De’Andre Hunter? Bulls Implications Aplenty

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We may have just had the first major Woj Bomb of the night!

Check it out:

We knew the Atlanta Hawks were open for business, and it looks like the organization just closed a big-time deal. The Hawks will be moving up to the No. 4 pick in the draft, bypassing the other interested teams (aka: the Chicago Bulls).

Atlanta now holding on to this pick could be instrumental in the Bulls landing a point guard in this draft. The Hawks made an aggressive trade with the Mavericks last year to grab their point guard of the future in Trae Young, now the team will likely grab a potential wing player. And what do you know, Woj is already reporting that the team is expressing interest in drafting Virginia guard De’Andre Hunter.

Now, point guards Darius Garland and Coby White should be set to fall down the draft board. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been rumored to be interested in Garland; however, they act as another example of a team that took a point guard last season with Collin Sexton.

You’d have to imagine the Cavs are now best suited to pick Jarrett Culver, a guy they apparently came to like quite a bit on his visit. The Suns and Bulls then sit with the next two picks, and it’s quite possible we could see two point guards go back-to-back.

Oh boy, it looks like the Bulls are well positioned to land a point guard in this draft, and they avoided having to give up any assets. If the Hawks truly select Hunter as rumored, this is potentially great news for the Bulls.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.