Alex Sarr, Hawks rumors escalate to definitive report from insider

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With four days left until the NBA Draft, it seems the Hawks are down to two prospects — Zaccharie Risacher and Donovan Clingan — as Jonathan Givony reports Alex Sarr going No. 2 to the Wizards is seen as a lock, the NBA insider said on Sports Center via Evan Sidery.

The Hawks have worked out every top prospect in this cycle’s class except for one, and it was puzzling why Atlanta wasn’t able to get Alex Sarr in the building for a normal pre-draft interview and workout.

It makes a little more sense now. Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports said on an episode of the No Cap Room podcast that Sarr’s representation (WME) is rumored to not want the 7-foot Frenchman in Atlanta.

There are murmurs on social media that Sarr’s reps don’t see him as a natural fit in Atlanta, with Jalen Johnson entrenched in the 4 position. What makes more sense to me is Alex Sarr’s camp doesn’t trust the Hawks as an organization.

Regardless of the reason, I generally subscribe to the notion that I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me. That goes for Alex Sarr too; however, if he’s the highest-graded prospect on the Hawks big board, this shouldn’t even be a conversation.

Landry Fields shouldn’t care what his camp wants or not if he believes Sarr is the best player in the draft. However, it seems that the Hawks aren’t interested in anyone who isn’t interested in them.

I don’t hate it, but I would prefer the club to take control. If they like Alex Sarr, take him.

Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire

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