Luka Doncic's mom gets Twitter shoutout from Warriors player

Luka Doncic's mom gets Twitter shoutout from Warriors player

In securing the rights to the No.3 pick Doncic, the Mavericks surrendered their rights to No.5 pick Trae Young, an explosive scorer out of Oklahoma known for his unlimited range, plus a lightly protected first-round pick in the 2019 draft.

After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with another title, the Slovenian guard heads the list of global players expected to be selected on Thursday, a teenager whose résumé is already more complete than even some of the most seasoned veterans.

Just a few months ago, Doncic was in the #1 pick conversation, but slowly dropped down in stock as Phoenix ultimately went with Deandre Ayton from the University of Arizona. They have four of the top 34 draft picks, so they must use this currency wisely. Huerter could turn into a good 3-point threat, but I feel he lacks the intangibles to become much more than that.

It's history for Ayton, and history for his homeland as well. So Young put on the Dallas hat, and will forever go down as a Maverick draft pick. Doncic's ability to use his 6-foot-7-inch size to feast on smaller guards makes him a fascinating pairing as the two-guard in Dallas. The only other sure bet is that the majority of the players taken in the first round will be one-and-done guys. Those rumors already started leaking before the draft even started.

Avery Johnson is back at Barclays Center, home of some turbulent times. Not only will Young have to produce like a star at the National Basketball Association level -he'll enter the National Basketball Association already in another player's shadow.

The Mavericks are coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time in almost 20 years, back when Nowitzki ended up being the centerpiece of a rebuilding project that led to 12 straight trips to the playoffs and the franchise's only championship in 2011.

The Sacramento Kings have had plenty of front office turmoil in recent memory, and Sacramento is a situation that many players want to steer clear of. They finished their championship game loss to Minnesota with only three players following ejections after a near brawl.

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It is a reality that is my last match with the national team - at an individual level a wonderful stage is over. Russian Federation were given a penalty when Gerard Pique put up a hand to block a header from Dzyuba.

"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.

Blue and burgundy appear to be the colors of choice at this year's draft.

Photo Cred- barnburner.com The Dallas Mavericks usher in new era with Luka Doncic.

Just like he had at OU, Young stole the spotlight at the draft, this time with his outfit, proudly boasting that "nobody has ever worn shorts to the draft". He is wearing suit shorts, similar to what LeBron James wore to a couple NBA Finals games and Draymond Green donned for last year's NBA Awards.

"They booed (Kristaps) Porzingis (on draft night) and look where he is now". One has James' No. 23 with a crown and the Liberty Bell, another urges him to "Strive for GOATNESS" and the last reads #PHILLYWANTSLEBRON.

Then it was another guard with Alabama's Collin Sexton going at No. 8 to Cleveland, triggering chants of Michael Porter Jr.'s name by Knicks fans who hoped they would take him with the No. 9 pick. UFA stands for unrestricted free agent.

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