Atlanta Hawks Acquire Draft Rights To De’Andre Hunter, Solomon Hill And Conditional 2023 Second-Round Pick From New Orleans
Hawks Send Draft Rights to Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker And Marcos Louzada Silva to Pelicans Along With Conditional First-Round Pick
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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have acquired the draft rights to forward De’Andre Hunter, the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, forward Solomon Hill, a conditional 2023 second-round pick and the draft rights to guard Jordan Bone, the 57th overall selection, from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to center Jaxson Hayes, the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, the 17th overall pick, guard Marcos Louzada Silva, the 35th overall selection and a conditional 2020 first-round pick, it was announced today.
“We are thrilled to add De’Andre to our young core. As one of the top two-way players in college basketball last season, he brings a variety of skills that will translate well on the next level,” said Hawks General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. “He is also a high-character individual and a winner, and we feel he will be a great fit with our group.”
The ACC Defensive Player of the Year, an All-ACC First Team performer and Consensus Third Team All-American, Hunter helped lead Virginia to the National Championship this past season while averaging 15.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.5 minutes (.520 FG%, .438 3FG%, .783 FT%), starting 38 games. He ranked second in the conference in field-goal percentage and ninth in scoring.
In 2017-18, Hunter was the ACC Sixth Man of the Year and a member of the conference’s All-Freshman team after putting up 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.9 minutes (.488 FG%, .382 3FG%, .755 FT%). The native of Philadelphia, PA attended Friends Central High School, where he was the Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year in 2015-16.
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