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The Portland Trail Blazers shake up the top 5 with a bold trade in our latest NBA Mock Draft.

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9. Atlanta Hawks - Rob Dillingham, G, Kentucky

With the uncertainty that continues to surround the Atlanta Hawks heading into the NBA Trade Deadline, in which there are scenarios where they act as buyers and complete a trade for Pascal Siakam or operate as sellers and part ways with Dejounte Murray, who knows where this team is going to stand heading into the offseason. However, if they do end up parting ways with Murray, it wouldn't be that surprising for the Hawks to take another roll of the dice on a guard prospect even with Kobe Bufkin still on the roster.

One player that could make sense for the Hawks at this point in the lottery is Rob Dillingham. At 6-foot-3, Dillingham is somewhat of an undersized combo guard for the NBA. However, his playmaking and overall shot-making consistency is what will ultimately get him selected in the lottery in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Twelve games into this freshman season with Kentucky, Dillingham is averaging 14 points, five assists, and four rebounds per game on 47 percent shooting from the field and 45 percent shooting from 3-point range.