The Atlanta Hawks did what they needed to do and drafted a center with their only pick in 2011 Draft.
With the selection of Keith Benson with the 48th overall pick, Atlanta made forward progress on what should be a busy off season once there is a new CBA.
The Hawks still have to decide about free agent Jamal Crawford, is Josh Smith’s future in Atlanta, and a center is still needed.
Benson is not ready to help Atlanta become a contender in the NBA.
There are over 30 free agent centers for the Hawks to choose from, with a few of them who could change the identity of the Hawks and make them a contender.