The Atlanta Hawks will find themselves with the No. 17 and No. 18 picks in the upcoming draft. In recent years, the Hawks have had solid draft picks like Al Horford and Jeff Teague, but they have had their fair share of busts like Acie Law and Shelden Williams.
Combined with the immense amount of cap space and two first-round picks, the Hawks have a tremendous opportunity to vault themselves into the elite of the Eastern Conference.
Every year there are a number of "can't miss" prospects, but at the Hawks' position in the first round, they could easily be baited into taking a risk on an unproven player.
To succeed in the NBA, a player needs great talent and a tremendous work ethic. The latter is hard to measure and is why there are no sure things when it comes to any draft.
With a solid, young nucleus, these selections could be another piece to the puzzle or another mistake.