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

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

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

The Dallas Mavericks' big draft-day trade has already been met with approval from one of their key players.

Atlanta will also receive a protected 2019 first round pick. "With a 6'8" frame and decent athletic ability, Doncic is built to play almost every position on the floor.

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

Dallas moved up two spots in the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night to get Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, who was selected by Atlanta at No. 3 while the Mavericks picked former Oklahoma scoring sensation Trae Young for the Hawks at No. 5 as part of the deal. Robinson dominated at Boston College but there were definitely players with more upside than him.

In doing so he averaged 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists in 25 minutes over 61 total games.

"When you have a young guy like Dennis that just went through that, to have a person of Luka's age as well as a guy like Dirk that has seen and done it all in basketball, you get both perspectives and both are extremely valuable", Nelson said.

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Just as he did last year with Smith, Carlisle is declaring Doncic a starter, which means the opening night lineup will have a teenager for the second straight year.

Doncic was traded moments later to the Dallas Mavericks for fellow prospect Trae Young. "I think I'm going to play something, but I need to discuss that with the team". Doncic won't turn 20 until after the All-Star break of his rookie season, which is expected to be Nowitzki's record 21st with one franchise.

"I don't make predictions but that's the goal", Cuban said. Huerter could turn into a good 3-point threat, but I feel he lacks the intangibles to become much more than that.

The reigning champions Golden State Warriors, who have beaten the Cavs in three of the last four Finals, added shooting guard Jacob Evans with the 28th pick.

Dallas swapped picks late in the second round with Philadelphia and got Dayton's Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. With that in mind, Tim MacMahon of ESPN is reporting that the Mavericks are leaning toward not playing Doncic in this year's summer league next month because the team doesn't want to overwork him. Taking to Twitter, Warriors guard Andre Iguodala weighed in on the action, specifically, Doncic's mom.

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