ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks have traded out of the first round of the NBA draft after acquiring guard Tim Hardaway Jr. from the New York Knicks.
Beginning Thursday night with the 15th overall pick, Atlanta chose Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre and quickly dealt him to Washington for the 19th spot and a pair of second-round picks.
The Hawks took Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant at No. 19 and traded him for Hardaway, a second-year guard who averaged 10.8 points in 151 career games with New York.
Hardaway comes at a low price next season with a $1.3 million salary. He’s in the last year of his rookie deal and likely will be a reserve.
It’s possible the team could lose starting forwards Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll in free agency.