Hawks reportedly unable to bring Alex Sarr in for workout

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The Hawks have worked out a handful of prospects ahead of the NBA Draft, including Zaccharie Risacher, Donovan Clingan, and Reed Sheppard. However, one prospect that Atlanta hasn’t had the chance to work out is Alex Sarr.

“The Hawks have been unable to bring Alex Sarr in for a workout to this point, but the door remains open for that to potentially happen,” Jonathan Givony of ESPN writes. “Rival teams have largely viewed the Wizards as a landing spot for Risacher or Sarr, depending which direction the Hawks go.”

For much of the offseason, Sarr was considered the favorite to be the top pick in this cycle. The Hawks won the lottery, and Sarr remained the favorite among betting outlets and draft experts.

His ceiling is what made him so enticing, but things have changed over the last couple of weeks. Givony reported that other teams see Risacher as the favorite.

“While it appears the Hawks are far from making final decisions, many teams say their intel indicates Risacher remains the favorite at No. 1.”

Oddsmakers in Vegas see it that way too. Most betting outlets, like FanDuel, have Risacher as the favorite to be the No. 1 pick, followed by Alex Sarr and Donovan Clingan.

I question why the Hawks haven’t been able to get Alex Sarr in the building for a workout. It’s curious that Givony reports this as odds shift away from the 7-foot Frenchman, dropping him down the board and being replaced by Risacher.

The Hawks shouldn’t be interested in any prospect that isn’t interested in them, but not being able to get Sarr in for a workout is puzzling.

Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire

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