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In this year’s 2022 NBA Draft, set to take place on June 23rd, the Atlanta Hawks will have two picks at their disposal to allocate towards two bright young athletes that can make a difference for this team. In the first round, the Hawks have the 16th overall pick, and in the second round, they receive the 14th pick, 44th overall.

You might be thinking right away, what talent could the Hawks possibly get with these mid-round picks in this year’s NBA Draft? Well, to get a better idea of what the Hawks might find or land with these important draft picks, we’re going to take a look at the last four 16th overall picks that were made in the previous NBA Drafts to see how history has unfolded for each recipient of this selection.

By doing so, we will be able to assess the parallels and differences with the talent selected at that spot to better gauge what odds the Hawks have of potentially landing a future game-changer. Without further ado, here’s a look at the last four players selected at 16th overall:

Houston Rockets center Alperen Sengun (28) controls the ball as Atlanta Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu (17) defends during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center.
Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Green (8) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lamar Stevens (8) defends Orlando Magic forward Chuma Okeke (3) in the second quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Zhaire Smith (8) is fouled as he attempts to dribbles past Washington Wizards Jalen Jones during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center.
Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) handles the ball against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Spectrum Center.
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) reacts after a basket during the second half against the Memphis Grizzles at FedExForum.
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic (9) talks with head coach Billy Donovan during the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls during game five of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum.

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