Luka Doncic Explains Why His Favorite Player in NBA Is LeBron James

VIDEO: Luka Doncic Explains Why His Favorite Player in NBA Is LeBron James

VIDEO: Luka Doncic Explains Why His Favorite Player in NBA Is LeBron James

The Dallas Mavericks have completed a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night that will see Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic (No. 3 overall) go to the Mavs in exchange for Oklahoma Sooners point guard Trae Young (No. 5 overall) and a future first-round pick.

Dallas had been keen on Doncic during the workouts and there was some chatter prior to the draft they were looking at trading up in the draft. Doncic showed signs he could play off-ball in Real Madrid's post-season run.

Unfortunately for Cavs fans, Doncic will not be around by the time they make the eighth pick in the draft.

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.

Atlanta remains a target of multiple teams trying to move up in the draft, including Dallas, which also has been focused on selecting Doncic, league sources said.

The Hawks have three picks in the first round - Nos. Nowitzki knows first hand what it takes to be successful in the National Basketball Association as he has put together an illustrious career that will one day put him in the Hall of Fame.

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They have lost eight of those games, including four at World Cups , the last to South Korea in 2002 - also on penalties. Spain were heavy favorites going into the game and dominated possession for large periods.

Doncic is from Ljubljana, Slovenia and he only turned 19 this past February.

Coming into the draft, most assumed he was a do-it-all guard.

The trade included a future first round pick, but the Mavericks may have gotten the best player in the draft. The Atlanta Hawks were happy to drop, as they had their eyes on Young all along.

No. 22. Chicago Bulls: Chandler Hutchinson, Boise State Reports are the 6-7 swingman has a guarantee the Bulls will take him if he is still on the board. "It's a whole different level from where he's played to where he's about to play".

Draft night will be a celebratory one for the Alabama coach, who is seated at the green room table of star Crimson Tide point guard Collin Sexton. They made a lot of great decisions in their rebuild, and they're now in first place. The former did it against Southern Conference competition too, whereas Young played in the elite Big 12. "When they say you're going to be good, I like to be challenged".

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. Dallas also got Ray Spalding of Louisville at No. 56, another pick originally belonging to Philadelphia.

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