Michael Cunningham: Moves Hawks make after draft more important than player they pick
Michael Cunningham: Moves Hawks make after draft more important than player they pick

The season before the Hawks hired general manager Travis Schlenk they were just good enough to make the playoffs and lose. That meant Schlenk inherited a low draft pick and a topped-out roster with big contracts. Schlenk went looking for a foundational player in the next draft and found one, Trae Young, while shedding money and collecting more draft picks to build around him.Now Schlenk has a trifecta: a talented roster with an All-Star point guard, lots of salary-cap space and a high draft pick. The Hawks have the No. 6 overall selection in Wednesday night’s draft. But for the first time duri…

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