Luka Doncic: "It was the best season of my career"

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2018

With the Suns reportedly set on Arizona's Deandre Ayton with the top overall pick, Doncic would have to fall past just one team, the Kings at No. 2, for the Hawks to have a shot at Doncic.

If the Kings pass on Bagley, that would clearly complicate the Hawks' ultimate choice with the third pick.

The Clippers have their own pick (No. 13) and the Detroit Pistons' first-round selection (No. 12) to dangle for a better pick.

The Kings have been famously hard to pin down during the month of June, with reports vacillating between Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., Slovenia's Luka Doncic and others when it comes to the No. 2 overall pick.

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Dallas has looked at trying to move up to No. 3 in the draft by trading with the Atlanta Hawks.

However, for all the concerns over his flaws (which apply to every prospect in every draft ever) and outright xenophobia (the name Darko Milicic will never die no matter what European prospect we're talking about), Doncic has one of the highest floors and highest ceilings in this class. He also may be the most NBA ready player in this draft, having been a star (EuroLeague MVP) at the highest level of basketball outside of the United States.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City.

"Not a great shooter or defender, Doncic stands out most for his impressive playmaking skills, an attribute magnified by his 6'7" size. "They think he's going to be a really good player".

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