2010 NBA Draft Results: Bumpy Ride for the Atlanta Hawks

June 24th, 2010 by Jack Bender Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA Draft just concluded and it was a bumpy ride for the Atlanta Hawks and their fans.  One minute you are wondering what GM Rick Sund is doing.  Then, the next minute you are praising Sund as a genius, and waiting with anticipation to see what big man the Hawks would add in the early second round. 

Later, in the draft you are just bewildered, dazed, and confused by the name "Pape Sy".  Stuart Scott from ESPN joked that he was not a one name player.  I wish he were Nene or even Pele for that matter.

Here are the Hawks draft picks and moves from earlier tonight and a quick, knee-jerk reaction to each pick:

Draft Pick:  With the 24th pick, the Hawks selected Damion James a 6'7 forward from Texas. 

Reaction:  I thought that Billy Knight had stormed the castle and hijacked the Hawks' draft war room.  Rick Sund was channeling Knight's penchant for taking forwards that all seem to play the same position.  Damion James is a smaller, poor man's Marvin Williams.  He is a less athletic Josh Smith without any upside. 

Immediately, I thought that draft ...

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