Atlanta Hawks Draft and Immediately Trade Star Luka Doncic
The much-hyped Slovenian 19-year-old got snapped up in the NBA Draft’s first round by Atlanta, then traded to Dallas for another first-round guard pick, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, plus a top pick in 2019. Phoenix started the show, taking Bahamian big man Deandre Ayton of Arizona — widely considered a franchise-changing player. In a record-tying draft with 18 one-and-done players, Dončić stands out as a EuroLeague pro and MVP. But will he wash out, as nearly half of first–round picks historically do?