At one point, the Hawks possessed the 44, 47, and 50 picks in the draft. They ended up only using one. With the 44th pick they acquired from Dallas, Atlanta took Mike Muscala out of Bucknell.
Muscala wasn’t expected to fall this far. Chad Ford had him going 31st in his last mock draft and many people had him going in the latter part of the first round. The Hawks getting him at 44 is a steal.
Muscala is a 6’11” forward-center with great skills. He was extremely efficient in college and showed that he can play inside and out. He was a great rebounder at Bucknell, but he will likely need to add a bit of muscle for that to translate; he weighs in at 230 pounds and doesn’t have the athleticism to make up for lack of strength.
The other two picks the Hawks made, Raul Neto and James Ennis, were traded. The two trades aren’t completely official, but it was confirmed by the Hawks that the two are not going to be part of the team.