Hawks pick Tyler Dorsey 41st overall

Posted on Jun 22 2017 - 11:46pm by Harrison Coburn

The Hawks picked another sophomore in the second round, taking Tyler Dorsey out of Oregon.

The Hawks have been a team that has struggled to find consistent scoring in years past, but this could change. With the selections of Dorsey and Collins, Travis Schlenk definitely wants to put points on the board. It appears he is shifting the personnel from defense-first to offense-first.

Dorsey may be a bit of a one trick pony. He is an undersized shooting guard who has trouble guarding but strokes it from outside. He could be a nice scoring option off the bench for the Hawks. Last season at Oregon, he shot 42% from 3. He had a breakout performance in the NCAA tournament, leading the tournament in scoring at 23.8 points per game. There is a lot to like about Dorsey despite his suspect defense.

This selection could force the Hawks to make a trade as well. Thabo Sefolosha does not look like he will be retained, and the team has Marco Bellinelli, Kent Bazemore and Mike Dunleavy under contract still. Hopefully this is not the Hawks parting ways with Tim Hardaway Jr., but that would be an overreaction.

Overall, the Hawks get a guy who could be a great role player in Dorsey.

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