Dallas traded up to the No.3 pick to ensure they would get Doncic in the draft. After the Hawks took Doncic with the 3rd overall pick, the Mavs immediately went out and got their guy by trading Atlanta the 5th overall pick and a future first round pick to get the rights to Doncic.
So ask Nelson about a player the Mavericks clearly coveted heading into the draft in Doncic, and he'll choose his words carefully regarding the 19-year-old from Slovenia.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have reached the NBA Finals the last four years, picked Collin Sexton at number eight and the new point guard had a message to superstar LeBron James, who is now debating where he will play next season.
The first major move in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft came early on as the Atlanta Hawks worked out a deal with the Dallas Mavericks. "I'm just really happy to be part of his career". Robinson dominated at Boston College but there were definitely players with more upside than him. "Another says it can be hard to persuade owners, who are quick to bring up names like [Andrea] Bargnani". Per reports, Doncic will be traded to the Dallas Mavericks.More news: Wimbledon: Serena Williams named 25th seed
"Doncic's next destination was a focal point of many a conversation over the course of the weekend", Givony wrote from the EuroLeague Final Four.
"This means the world to me", Ayton said. His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks were interested. Huerter could turn into a good 3-point threat, but I feel he lacks the intangibles to become much more than that.
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. Never afraid of the biggest moments, Doncic is as clutch as they come for his age and doesn't shy away from taking the crucial shots.
The versatile guard was the youngest ever to debut with Real Madrid in 2014 when he was 16 years and 61 days old.
"Dirk and I had a long talk coming in", Nelson said about the player Dallas drafted days after his 20th birthday in 1998.