NBA News: No. 1 Overall Pick On The Trade Block

With no definitive lock on who will be the top selection in this month's NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly ready to trade the No. 1 overall pick, if the right offer comes along. Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer reports:

League sources say that the Atlanta Hawks have had discussions with other teams about moving down from the first pick. But the Hawks reportedly haven’t even worked out all of their candidates for the No. 1 pick yet either, so they’re just exploring their options.

UConn center Donovan Clingan is said to be the Hawks's target if they trade down from No. 1. He's currently ranked no better than 5 or lower in many mock drafts, but O'Connor says the Hawks may just make Clingan the top selection even if they don't trade down. "He impressed the team in a private workout last week."

Alex Sarr, a 7-foot power forward who specializes in defense, and Zaccharie Risacher, a 6-foot-9 forward with 3-and-D potential, are the two French prospects who most have going No. 1 and No. 2. It would mark the second straight year that a Frenchman has gone tops overall in the NBA draft following phenom Victor Wembanyama last season to the San Antonio Spurs. 

The Spurs, in fact, have had talks with Atlanta about the pick, and they'd be expected to select Wemby's countryman Risacher if they go No. 1.

The Houston Rockets are also ready to trade off their No. 3 overall pick for a ready-to-win-now player. 

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