Mavs swap picks to get Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic and Le Bron James

The Mavericks are also sending a protected first-round pick to Atlanta.

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.

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 Hawks are just starting to rebuild, and while Doncic may very well shine as the best player on a team, in Dallas, he has Dirk Nowitzki as a mentor, and Harrison Barnes as a force to help bear the offensive load.

The Atlanta Hawks swapped the rights to Doncic, the No. 3 pick who has spent the previous year winning championships all over Europe, to Atlanta for Trae Young, the No. 5 selection from Oklahoma. "Right now, I just want to celebrate with my team".

We're very fortunate. Luka Doncic is the guy we targeted in this draft if there was any way possible to do it. ...

No. 29. Brooklyn Nets: Mitchell Robinson, USA The Nets traded for Dwight Howard, who would be a great mentor for the 7-1 shot-blocking specialists who did not play last season after withdrawing from Western Kentucky.

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Leading up to the draft, the Hornets traded Dwight Howard to the Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, two second-round picks and cash.

"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.

"I'm not going to make the same mistake we did 20 years ago, because (Doncic, like Nowitzki at the time) is a 19-year old kid that is going to have his rear end handed to him", said Donnie Nelson, the Mavs' president of basketball operations. As with Nowitzki 20 years ago, the question is how Doncic's game will translate to the National Basketball Association.

"I don't make predictions but that's the goal", Cuban said. "A dream has come true", Doncic said. "When they say you're going to be good, I like to be challenged". Andrea Bargnani went No. 1 overall in 2006; the last top-five to come from an worldwide roster was Dragan Bender, who went No. 4 to Phoenix in 2016.

Dallas swapped picks late in the second round with Philadelphia and got Dayton's Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Nuggets are winners in this draft because somehow, someway, they got a top five talent with the 14th pick.

Doncic's stock had seemingly dropped slightly during the pre-draft process despite one of the most impressive individual seasons in recent European seasons with Spanish power Real Madrid.

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