The Atlanta Hawks are dangling their two first-round picks for a trade in hopes of moving up in Thursday's NBA draft, possibly as high as the top five, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.
The Hawks have the 17th and 18th first-round selections and the 47th overall in the second round. Atlanta has had trade conversations with at least one team picking in the top five, a source said.
After being hired three days before the draft last year, Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has had more time to prepare and make inquiries for this draft.
The Hawks also are intrigued by UCLA small forward Shabazz Muhammad, a source said.
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Muhammad recently had a strong workout and interview with the Sacramento Kings, who pick seventh, but is considered a mid first-round pick. He worked out for the Detroit Pistons on Monday, but was hampered by a slight ankle sprain that might keep him from working out with the Hawks on Tuesday, when Atlanta conducts a final workout with several players, a group that includes San Diego State shooting guard Jamaal Franklin, a source said.
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