Coach Rick Carlisle called the trade to get Doncic, which cost the Mavs the No. 5 overall pick and a lightly protected future first-rounder, "a defining moment in this rebuild" after Dallas went 24-58 last season.
"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.
Before heading into the 2018 NBA Draft, it was already a known fact that Euro prospect Luka Doncic's mother was on the attractive side of the spectrum, after a picture was posted of Doncic and his mom to Instagram after Doncic's Euroleague championship win.
Editors note: It has been confirmed that Luka Doncic will not play in summer league will the Mavs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have reached the NBA Finals the last four years, picked Collin Sexton at number eight and the new point guard had a message to superstar LeBron James, who is now debating where he will play next season. "That's why I want to remain guarded in my comments".
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Combine the drafting of Doncic with last year's ninth overall pick in point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and a still-young leading scorer in Harrison Barnes, and Carlisle expects the losing to stop soon, if not this coming season.
"I've been talking to Dallas a lot". During an interview on The Ringer NBA show, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox was asked by The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about Doncic possibly joining the Kings, Fox had a less than glowing response. They were nice to me.
"I mean, you know, I have a lot of ex-NBA players on my team".
With the benefit of a college structure pulled beneath him, 19-year old LiAngelo played pro ball in Lithuania where he averaged 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14 outings with Vytautas, according to Yahoo Sports.
After Bridges, Final Four Most Outstanding Player Donte DiVincenzo went to Milwaukee at No. 17 and Omari Spellman to Atlanta at No. 30, giving Villanova three first-round picks for the first time.