Atlanta Hawks: Draft prospects scheduled for workouts

The Hawks released a list of prospects scheduled to participate in workouts at Philips Arena from June 16-26 in preparation for the June 28 NBA draft. The Hawks own the No. 23 and 43 overall picks.

Below is the schedule, along with links to the players’ DraftExpress.com profiles. The sessions are closed to media but the Hawks said they would make players available for interviews following their workouts.

The Hawks have already evaluated prospects at pre-draft camps in New Jersey, Minnesota and Chicago.

June 16

Kris Joseph, F, Syracuse, Sr.

Doron Lamb, G, Kentucky, So.

Quincy Miller, F, Baylor, Fr.

June 17

Jared Cunningham, G, Oregon State, Jr.

John Jenkins, G, Vanderbilt, Jr.

June 19

Draymond Green, F, Michigan State, Sr.

Darius Miller, F, Kentucky, Sr.

June 20

Will Barton, G, Memphis, So.

William Buford, G, Ohio State, Sr.

Eric Griffin, F, Campbell, Sr.

Khris Middleton, F, Texas A & M, Jr.

Jeffery Taylor, F, Vanderbilt, Sr.

Hollis Thompson, F, Georgetown, Jr.

June 21

Miles Plumlee, F, Duke, Sr.

Garrett Stutz, C, Wichita State, Sr.

June 22

Kevin Jones, F, West Virginia, Sr.

Andrew Nicholson, F, St. Bonaventure, Sr.

Mike Scott, F, Virginia, Sr.

Royce White, F, Iowa State, So.

June 23

Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt, Sr.

Scott Machado, G, Iona, Sr.

Fab Melo, C, Syracuse, So.

Henry Sims, F, Georgetown, Sr.

June 24

Jae Crowder, F, Marquette, Sr.

Moe Harkless, F, St. John’s, Fr.

June 26

Tyshawn Taylor, G, Kansas, Sr.

Tony Wroten, G, Washington, Fr.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

612 comments Add your comment

KevinM

June 12th, 2012
5:42 pm

Okay, MC, explain why the media can’t see these guys workout under Hawks’ supervision?

Is there top secret information that can’t be released?

I just don’t understand this from a team who needs as much publicity as they can get.

DawgNole

June 12th, 2012
5:43 pm

Dawg
June 12th, 2012
4:28 pm

The thing about this entire discussion is that the Hawks are not following any “model”. The owners are simply going through the motions as cheaply as possible until the Hawks are sold. There is no long range plan, there is no attempt to improve.

Why keep a coach before securing a GM? Horrible, Horrible management The people on this blog put more effort into planning for this team than the management.
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No surprise here. This is an unfortunate but accurate reflection of ATL’s pro sports history.

KevinM

June 12th, 2012
5:43 pm

No Fab Melo….you think they draft him anyway? :)

KevinM

June 12th, 2012
5:44 pm

Oh, there is Melo….my bad eyes!

prison mike

June 12th, 2012
5:46 pm

Good to see talk about selling picks is no longer an option…
Who do you suppose will be doing the drafting?

It’s essential that we get a competent big since Twin and Damp should go retire somewhere.

prison mike

June 12th, 2012
5:49 pm

Tyshawn Taylor is almost a complete clone of Flip Murray. Would love to snag him in the 2nd. Festus combine numbers are impressive.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Festus-Ezeli-5774/

Michael Cunningham

June 12th, 2012
5:50 pm

@KevinM: “Okay, MC, explain why the media can’t see these guys workout under Hawks’ supervision?

Is there top secret information that can’t be released?

I just don’t understand this from a team who needs as much publicity as they can get.”

they didn’t offer a reason. the recent trend for them has been less access for media. it’s their prerogative, obviously.

i_am_soulstar

June 12th, 2012
5:53 pm

Gearon’s comments about KG being leaked to the world probably have something to do with that.

donte080

June 12th, 2012
5:54 pm

Either of the two kids from Vandy works for me…..

Marcus

June 12th, 2012
5:56 pm

ugh…no Jeff Taylor.

Man, get a wing defender.

Marcus

June 12th, 2012
5:57 pm

my bust…..I see him on June 20th :) fingers crossed…

Michael Cunningham

June 12th, 2012
6:00 pm

@soulstar: the trend started prior to that episode.

Jay

June 12th, 2012
6:05 pm

Not a lot of centers in that list. Too bad…a good center would help ease the inevitable departure of Josh Smith.

DawgNole

June 12th, 2012
6:12 pm

Michael Cunningham
June 12th, 2012
5:50 pm

they didn’t offer a reason. the recent trend for them has been less access for media. it’s their prerogative, obviously.
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Yes, it’s their prerogative. But if they don’t “offer” a reason for it, doesn’t that warrant a simple question: “Why no media access?”

A “trend” toward less media access doesn’t seem like a particularly good thing to me–especially with this generally noncommunicative franchise.

PA Hawks

June 12th, 2012
6:13 pm

Where is Teague’s little brother at?

Steven A.

June 12th, 2012
6:19 pm

Hawks need to find a way to draft Meyers Leonard in the worst way. Round 2, point guard from Iona is a poor man’s Chris Paul( Scott Machado).

1. Meyers Leonard C
2. Scott Machado PG

anphill2

June 12th, 2012
6:21 pm

Where are the 1st rounders coming to scheduled to work out?

tyger

June 12th, 2012
6:22 pm

1. Quincy Miller – top 10 talent, torn ACL, needs time…
2. John Jenkins – purest shooter in draft, can he be PG?
3. Fab Melo – shotblocking big, sloppy body
4. Doron Lamb – versatile guard, not explosive
5. Darius Miller – good mid-range shooter

Steven A.

June 12th, 2012
6:22 pm

Atlanta can probably land Jeff Green in free agency, or Trevor Arriza. Either will be an upgrade. This will solve the “wing” problem.

Ray

June 12th, 2012
6:24 pm

@ Astro Joe

From the previous blog no one said Joe Johnson is our MVP, but the way he’s paid he basically is the default MVP and doesn’t play like one hell he barely played like an All-star this past season.

This is the main reason why I’d wish people stop jumping on Al Horford especially since he was injured 3/4 of the year you know.

Steven A.

June 12th, 2012
6:25 pm

The only wing player in this draft class who can immediately impact a team is Terrance Jones(6″9″ 250 lbs) Kentucky. If he falls to number 23, the Hawks should take him.

Michael Cunningham

June 12th, 2012
6:26 pm

@DawgNole: this is not that big of an issue. it’s not standard for teams to open up these workouts. some teams don’t even release the names.

Steven A.

June 12th, 2012
6:28 pm

Jeff Taylor is “OVERRATED” The Hawks wll probably buy into the hype and draft him. Worst yet, they will probably take the overrated John Jenkins.

Ray

June 12th, 2012
6:28 pm

@ tyger

We already have our PG what we really need is a legit backup PG like how OKC got with Eric Maynor didn’t cost them too much either.

Michael Cunningham

June 12th, 2012
6:29 pm

@PA Hawks: “Where is Teague’s little brother at?”

the Hawks already saw a lot of prospects at camps in Minnesota, New Jersey and Chicago.

KevinM

June 12th, 2012
6:33 pm

Steven A. – Terrence Jones mentioned he had a workout scheduled with Atlanta, and Marquis Teague may have been part of that as well.
I will check around to see if that is the case.

KevinM

June 12th, 2012
6:37 pm

G-Dad, here are some verticals of interest, and I point to Marquis Teague and C Miles Plumlee…impressive from both the PG and C.
And those who see that Nicholson player, he’s listed here too…but not in a good light.

Maximum Vertical Jump

Five Best
Darius Johnson-Odom 41.5
Miles Plumlee 40.5
Marquis Teague 40.5
Jeff Taylor 40.0
Marcus Denmon 40.0
Tony Mitchell 40.0

Five Worst
Henry Sims 29.5
J’Covan Brown 29.5
John Henson 30
Robbie Hummel 30
Andrew Nicholson 30.5

Rufus1

June 12th, 2012
6:37 pm

Priority…of this group

Hawks LD ME
Royce White Jeff Taylor Royce White
Nicholson Nicholson Nicholson
Harkless Jared Cunn Jared Cunn
Will Barton John Jenkins John Jenkins
Plumlee Doron Lamb Will Barton

Steven A.

June 12th, 2012
6:37 pm

Trade Josh Smith before he becomes a free agent. According to my sources, he is leaving anyway…

Ray

June 12th, 2012
6:39 pm

Here is the funny thing about being Overrated in NBA draft. Honestly outside the Top 10 do you really consider those say 11-30 overrated?

UGA

June 12th, 2012
6:41 pm

MC:

Any idea if the Hawks are gonna keep the core together again for another year?

Also, any word on which free agents we may pursue?

PD

June 12th, 2012
6:42 pm

Robert Sacre is worth a look too and Quincy Acy in the 2nd round

Ray

June 12th, 2012
6:42 pm

Computer messed up what I was suppose to write in that last post.

But to be overrated In my opinion you can’t be drafted no later than #10. Because after that while some of the guys can start from Day 1 you don’t except 11-30 to be as good as a 1-10 per say. Then when you get down to #23 these guys at first barely get time sometimes.

Steven A.

June 12th, 2012
6:44 pm

Also, The Atlanta Hawks must move “Average” Joe Johnson out of town as soon as possible. His “LACK OF LEADERSHIP” is destroying this organization. He has No Passion, No desire,
No traits. No characteristics, of a true leader. He has been absolutely “Inept” on the court and off the court.

hawks_4_life

June 12th, 2012
6:49 pm

IM BAAAACK…

All I see above is a bunch of 6′7/6′8 power forwards….Give me Moe Harkless to plug in at SF.

cp

June 12th, 2012
7:09 pm

I like this list of guys. Harkless, Quincy Miller, and Lamb are the guys I like in the first. I like Darius Miller, Cunningham, and Plumlee in the second. Quincy Acy, Drew Gordon, and Kyle O’Quinn are some other guys I wouldnt mind in the second round.

John Jenkins cant play pg. He shoots well but other than that he does nothing else well. The more I look at Jeff Taylor the more I would stay away from him. The only way I wouldnt mind the Hawks taking him is if Harkless, Lamb, and Miller are both gone. I think those 3 will end up being better players than Taylor not saying Taylor is a scrub or anything.

@KevinM. I was shocked to see Quincy Miller test so well with his vertical although I still dont believe his knee is 100%. Add in his size and length and I just think its hard to pass over that type of value at 23.

cp

June 12th, 2012
7:10 pm

I meant only if Harkless, Lamb, and Miller are all gone not both gone.

sas

June 12th, 2012
7:18 pm

Steven A., you are absolutely correct, Josh is leaving, I have the same info from a VERY reliable source.

sas

June 12th, 2012
7:26 pm

… and they are not going to move Joe because of his contract which by the way, is Rick’s mistake.

rickjames

June 12th, 2012
7:35 pm

joe johnson for jose calderon the number 8 pick..the hawks get cap relief,a back up point guard, and the raptors get the wing player they need, everyones happy… :) )

WLM

June 12th, 2012
7:37 pm

It is hard for the Hawks to find “LOCAL” talent to draw fans…with the local men’s programs in decline. And local high schoolers, just don’t have the name recognition to draw

Then given the way the Hawks have utilized Josh Smith to draw…maybe the GM and PR departments need to find a long term strategy.

msc

June 12th, 2012
7:40 pm

1. Royce White!! Please draft him if he’s available n his anxiety won’t get in the way.
if not then..
2. Quincy Miller.
3. Moe Harkless.
4. Doron Lamb or jeffery taylor
5. Tony Wroten

msc

June 12th, 2012
7:40 pm

ROYCE WHITE!

WLM

June 12th, 2012
7:42 pm

What is wrong with the ATL using the DL to develop talent…I am happy with the find of Ivan, but what have the Hawks done with their own picks…

There are so many (not ready for the NBA players) that come out too early…that could use a couple years in the DL to get their game on…the Hawks do nothing with their draft rights.

DawgNole

June 12th, 2012
8:04 pm

Michael Cunningham
June 12th, 2012
6:26 pm

@DawgNole: this is not that big of an issue. it’s not standard for teams to open up these workouts. some teams don’t even release the names.
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Granted. I was lamenting the restrictions in more of a general way–particularly with respect to the Hawks, who’ve never been known for exemplary PR strategy.

Please Dont Try Drafting a Center Rick Sund!

June 12th, 2012
8:08 pm

I love the list of guys as well, Kris Joseph, Jeffery Taylor, Moe Harkless, Tony Wroten, Quincy Miller Will Barton are the guys I like the the most on the list.. Terrance Henry from Ole Miss is a sleeper, Hawks should have given him a workout

MsDee

June 12th, 2012
8:17 pm

Would love to draft the best SF left @23 to replace Marvin as the starter and the best backup PG @43

MsDee

June 12th, 2012
8:19 pm

We need no more PF with both Josh and Horford here..could definitely use a great center, but none worth getting @23 and any picked @43 would eventually get sent to D-league

donte080

June 12th, 2012
8:24 pm

Stephen A….

Joe Johnson is hardly inept…A 6-time all-star is not inept, dummy. I know his contract pisses you off, but get real. As far his “no desire”, you obviously have no clue. The guy plays hurt half the time….

High-sider

June 12th, 2012
8:24 pm

Astro Joe
June 12th, 2012
1:36 pm

Because I liked “Coming to America” and “48 Hours” I have to like “Pluto Nash” and “Norbit”? WOW!!!
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