Luka Doncic of Dallas Mavericks unlikely for Las Vegas Summer League

NBA Draft 2018 live results

NBA Draft 2018 live results

Then, midday on draft day, Dallas and Atlanta engaged in conversations involving the third and fifth pick.

In addition to flipping picks, the Mavericks will send the Hawks a future first-round pick that is protected in 2019.

Nowitzki, who was in the draft room with the Mavericks two nights after celebrating his 40th birthday, quickly greeted his fellow European on Twitter, and Doncic replied in kind.

Coach Rick Carlisle dropped a few global names in trying to describe the versatility Dallas thinks is offered by the 6-foot-7 Doncic, who won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors while helping Real Madrid win the title just days before the draft. His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks were interested.

Luka Doncic wasn't the only member of his family trending on social media during Thursday's National Basketball Association draft.

Dirk Nowitzki, has been the face of the Mavericks franchise for 20 years, and his time with the team is almost at its end. "I just want to learn so much about him". Taking to Twitter, Warriors guard Andre Iguodala weighed in on the action, specifically, Doncic's mom.

The Mavericks are leaning toward holding No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic out of the Las Vegas Summer League, team sources told ESPN, as the franchise is prioritizing rest for their prized rookie on the heels of the 19-year-old's long season with Real Madrid.
"They really wanted me, and they were very, very nice", the 19-year-old said. I've seen a lot of stuff so. "I think I'm going to play something, but I need to discuss that with the team".

The second pick was Duke University's athletic power forward Marvin Bagley III, who went to the Sacramento Kings.

While the majority of this year's draftees entered the league via college, Doncic has been playing professionally for Real Madrid for a few years.

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.

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