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Denver Stiffs Community Mock Draft 15th Pick: George Karl Marx, Hawks

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The Atlanta Hawks made a brilliant trade with the Brooklyn Nets, and thus have an opportunity to select a nice piece with this pick.

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With the 15th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft the Atlanta Hawks select Sam Dekker, Forward, Wisconsin.

George Karl Marx:

I am not thrilled with Sam Dekker. I don't think he'll make it as anything other than a suitable role player, but I think he provides a good insurance policy against DeMarre Carroll leaving and I trust head coach Mike Budenholzer enough to get a lot out of him without needing to make him a centerpiece (a la him and Frank Kaminsky). I'm concerned about his 'tournament' stats, which are almost always small sample size and misleading.

I was really close to going with Kevon Looney here, who I feel has more upside over Bobby Portis, but ultimately I think it's easier to get rebounding in the NBA than a decent two way shooting guard. It's a thin position in today's NBA.

Sam Dekker has proven that he can light it up on any given night. Combine that with some of his physical tools and you've got yourself a very nice addition on the next level. He won't wow you with his defense, but he will work hard to make the right basketball plays.

*Upon hearing this news DeMarre Carrol decided to redo his hairstyle to the flock of seagulls*

Here is a breakdown of the draft so far:

Selection Team GM Player Taken
1 T-Wolves Russscot Karl Anthony Towns
2 Lakers Rocky Mountain Way D'Angelo Russell
3 76ers Fishbowlin Emmanuel Mudiay
4 Knicks CombatChuk Justise Winslow
5 Magic moondoggie12 Kristaps Porzingis
6 Kings Mr_RyMo Jahlil Okafor
7 Nuggets Agailiarept Mario Hezonja
8 Pistons TheMozgovCocktail Stanley Johnson
9 Hornets Its the LAW SON Devin Booker
10 Heat Teenasty Willie Cauley Stein
11 Pacers cubobofett56 Myles Turner
12 Jazz Zachm19 Frank Kaminsky
13 Suns LuckyStiff Kelly Oubre
14 Thunder Salticus Tyus Jones
15 Hawks George Karl Marx Sam Dekker

rps23 and the Boston Celtics are on the clock.