In addition to flipping picks, the Mavericks will send the Hawks a future first-round pick that is protected in 2019.
Atlanta clearly liked him so much it was willing to trade down, picking up another first round pick along with No. 5 from Dallas, first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. And while there may always be some skepticism of European players because Darko Milicic bombed so badly after being taken right behind LeBron James and ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade 15 years ago, it would be a surprise if Doncic failed after all he's already done. Just the consensus I get is that people really like Doncic.
In doing so he averaged 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists in 25 minutes over 61 total games. Luka is his own guy.
The Slovenian had an unforgettable season with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid.
Then, midday on draft day, Dallas and Atlanta engaged in conversations involving the third and fifth pick. "When they say you're going to be good, I like to be challenged".
No. 20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Troy Brown, Oregon A big guard (6-7, 215) who can defend and pass, but needs to improve his 3-point shooting (just 29.1 percent).
"Whatever city I went to, I was going to be able to be comfortable in", said Young, who wore suit shorts with his burgundy-colored jacket. "A dream has come true", Doncic said. With the freakish ability of Dennis Smith Jr.to break through defenses and the scorer's mentality of Doncic, experts believe that the Mavericks are expected to climb into the winning column in a short term.
No. 24. Portland Trail Blazers: Grayson Allen, Duke This is higher than most mock drafts, but Allen would fit right in with CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard.
The star-studded 2018 NBA Draft held on Thursday in a packed Barclays Center did not fail to disappoint basketball fanatics around the world.
After Bridges, Final Four Most Outstanding Player Donte DiVincenzo went to Milwaukee at No. 17 and Omari Spellman to Atlanta at No. 30, giving Villanova three first-round picks for the first time.
Doncic hails from Slovenia, which sits near the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Italy on the west and Austria on the north.