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This year in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks were granted the opportunity to add two bright starlets to their roster to propel their franchise in the right direction.

Though the Draft is always filled with plenty of promising talent, the inevitable reality is that not everyone on the board will be able to achieve the same level of greatness and success as some of their other classmates. And determining which diamond in the rough has the greatest potential to be something special will shape a team's future, for better or worse.

In the first round, the Hawks drafted Duke forward AJ Griffin with their 16th overall pick, a freshman who illustrated signs of stardom during his sole season in college. Later in the second round, the Hawks chose to complete a trade with the Golden State Warriors, swapping their 44th overall pick (Ryan Rollins) for the Warriors' 51st, which led the Hawks to receive UConn guard Tyrese Martin.

However, the biggest question for the Hawks since Draft Night is whether these two players were the best options they could have picked for their rotation? From their potential roles, strengths, weaknesses, and first-year impact, we will assess what grades are worthy for each of these selections and what Hawks fans can expect from their two rookies.

Without further ado, here are the 2022 NBA Draft Grades for each Hawks rookie.

AJ Griffin (Duke) poses for photos on the red carpet before the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.
Tyrese Martin reacts to a play.

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