Mavs swap picks to get Luka Doncic


"Dirk and I had a long talk coming in", Nelson said about the player Dallas drafted days after his 20th birthday in 1998.

Blue and burgundy appear to be the colors of choice at this year's draft.

Luka Doncic poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

No one has a clue whether this Euro can actually play in the US; at this point, no one has a clue as to Doncic's height.

If this is it for Nowitzki, Nelson sees a trio in Barnes, Smith and Doncic that reminds him of Michael Finley mentoring Nowitzki and point guard Steve Nash and helping the Mavericks end a 10-year playoff drought in 2001. He can score from everywhere on the floor, is an incredible playmaker for his teammates, and is the flawless guy to change the culture for the Mavericks.

Mark Cuban and the front office selected Villanova standout Jaylen Brunson with the No. 33 pick, as well as Kostas Antetokounmpo with the final pick in the draft. "Most NBA execs will get over to Europe once or twice, and what if you happen to fall on one or two bad games?"

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Even when the rest of his game is not going that well he can still get free points on his serve and win games quite quickly. And as Murray kicked on, Kyrgios seemed to fade, the first set ended by another double fault and another break.

In a nutshell, it provided everyone a first glimpse at the future of the league. I believe the Suns are the definite winners of this trade and are getting a great 3-and-D guy in Bridges. The Hawks also have No. 19 and No. 30 picks in the first round and the No. 34 selection in the second round. Okobo is a solid creator and a volume scorer that will get a chance to develop as Phoenix rebuilds. They may make a trade to move up to get another lottery pick. What will the Sixers do with their six picks, two of which are in the first round?

"I have a lot of ex-NBA players on my team and I play against a lot of ex-NBA players", he said. They are essentially positionless: Matthews.

The Hawks, meanwhile, get an exceptional shooter in Young, a 19-year-old guard who earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors for the Oklahoma Sooners this season.

"They have been talking to me about the National Basketball Association all year because they knew I was coming so I think I'm prepared". Not to mention they already have guard depth with Patrick Beverly, Milos Teodosic, Austin Rivers, and Lou Williams. They also have the No. 34 overall pick in the second round.

The talented crop of drafts will be hoping to make as big an impact on the league as Aussie Ben Simmons did this season alongside fellow rookies Donovan Mitchell and Jason Tatum.