Kevin Huerter underwent hand surgery shortly before the NBA draft. He didn’t present Michael Porter Jr.-level risk, but it’s still a bit nerve-racking to pick a player who’s too injured to play at the time of the draft.
Thankfully for Huerter and the Hawks, he overcame his injury without complication.
Kevin Huerter has been 100 percent cleared for all basketball activities
Huerter provided excellent value at No. 19. The shooting guard has range beyond the 3-point arc, and he can create as a driver. His defense looks problematic, though.
After missing summer league, he might be a little behind for next season. But there’s still plenty of time for Huerter to catch up – especially because Atlanta seems content to tank next season, anyway.