Doncic: "I am excited to play with a legend like Dirk Nowitzki"

Scotto 2018 NBA Mock Draft final edition as trade talks continue on draft day

The Slovenian teenager -considered one of the best prospects to come out of Europe- was picked No. 3 overall by the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night, amid reports that he would quickly be traded to Dallas for the No. 5 pick and a future first-round selection. Atlanta is in the early stages of rebuilding nearly completely from scratch, and that will make Young's task far more challenging.

Trae Young is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The big man is now entrusted with helping the Suns return to the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons. "I mean, look at what he's doing in the Euroleague". "The fans here are incredible".

His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks were interested in having him on their team for what's expected to be Dirk Nowitzki's final National Basketball Association season.

No. 2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III, Duke This is where the draft could get interesting.

The Hawks drafted guard Luka Doncic of Slovenia with the No. 3 overall pick and then traded rights to Doncic to Dallas for rights to Young, the No. 5 overall pick, and a 2019 first-round pick. As he took the stage to shake hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he even wore a Dallas hat, the navy blue clashing with his burgundy and black suit. Real Madrid's season ended Tuesday with an ACB title-clinching victory.

Doncic arrived in NY on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.

No. 19. Atlanta Hawks: Aaron Holiday, UCLA The Hawks need a point guard and the third of the three Holiday brothers (Jrue and Justin) is the flawless fit.

Of course, Young will have to do that while directly in the shadow of Doncic in the eyes of Hawks fans.

The Clippers might know something I don't, but there back-to-back lottery picks did not make any sense to me.

The reigning champions Golden State Warriors, who have beaten the Cavs in three of the last four Finals, added shooting guard Jacob Evans with the 28th pick. Selecting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was alright, but they could have taken Michael Porter Jr. He was the 60th and final pick of the draft.

Kinda wish they had this same intensity to pick Giannis Antetokounmpo, and no amount of therapy is going to convince me to let this one go. James was the top pick in the 2003 NBA Draft after a spectacular high school career in which a number of his games were nationally televised.

The 2018 NBA Draft is finally in the books.

The NBA is now considering getting rid of the so-called one-and-done rule, where players must spend at least one year in college. Dirk wasn't done any favors in his first two years.

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