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The Atlanta Hawks have selected Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne with the 15th overall pick of the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-10 Payne, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, helped the Spartans advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament in his senior season.

The Hawks are coming off a 38-44 season under first-year coach Mike Budenholzer, losing a first-round playoff series in seven games to No. 1 seed Indiana.

The Hawks currently have all five starters - Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, Al Horford, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll - under contract and five other reserves - Lou Williams, Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala, John Jenkins and Pero Antic - signed through 2014-15.

General manager Danny Ferry wants to re-sign forward Mike Scott and guard Shelvin Mack as restricted free agents.

The Hawks selected Walter Tavares, a 7-foot-3, 265-pound center from Spain, with the 43rd overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.Tavares, 22, a veraged 6.0 points and 6.6 rebounds last season for Gran Canarias.

It's possible that Tavares, the 13th pick of the second round, will spend next season playing overseas. The Hawks used the same approach last season with Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira, who played in Spain as a first-round draft pick.

Danny Ferry said this week that it's too early to tell if Nogueira will be ready to help the team this year. He will play in the NBA summer league in Las Vegas.

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