Hawks Talon Gaming Trade John ‘Witness’ Mushaben for 2023 Draft Pick
January 9, 2023
Hawks Talon Retains First Overall Pick and Acquires 37th Pick in 2023 NBA 2K League Draft
ATLANTA – Hawks Talon Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, announced today that the team has acquired the 37th pick in the upcoming NBA 2K League Draft from Wizards District Gaming in exchange for John “WITNESS” Mushaben.
“We feel that this move opens up some flexibility leading up to the draft in terms of how we can build around our core,” said Hawks Talon Gaming Director of Esports Wesley Acuff. “With CEEZ and HOTSHOT secured and three picks on the horizon – including the first overall pick – we are excited for the 2023 season to get here.”
WITNESS was selected by Hawks Talon Gaming with the 18th overall pick in the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft.
In October, Hawks Talon GC won the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery and will have the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA 2K League Draft. Entering the lottery, Hawks Talon held 2.1 percent odds of winning the first pick, the second-to-worst odds of any team in the lottery. As a result of today’s trade, Hawks Talon Gaming will now have three selections in the upcoming 2023 NBA 2K League Draft: the first overall pick, the 31st overall pick, as well as Wizard District’s pick (37th overall) acquired in the trade today. The NBA 2K League Draft is set to take place on Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET.