Luka Doncic Reportedly Not Expected to Play in Summer League for Mavericks

Marcus Newton
July 2, 2018

The Slovenian guard heads the list of global players expected to be selected in the National Basketball Association draft. As an worldwide prospect Doncic will need a lot of support and a good coaching staff willing to put him in the best possible position to succeed. Georgia is coming off its best season ever and we can now see football season is getting closer by the day. Still, young Luka will be playing with a little extra motivation when he gets his first crack at the defending champs - well, one of them, at least.

The star-studded 2018 NBA Draft held on Thursday in a packed Barclays Center did not fail to disappoint basketball fanatics around the world. He was the 60th and final pick of the draft.

The center Ayton, a native of the Bahamas, went to high school for two years in Phoenix and then attended the University of Arizona in nearby Tuscon for one season.

The Hawks have four picks in the top 34, including three in the first round. Shortly thereafter they traded him to Milwaukee, who had selected Dirk with the ninth pick. That's the latest rumor, but it changes by the hour. In 2001, the Hawks made Pau Gasol the No. 3 overall pick and then traded his draft rights to the Memphis Grizzlies for Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Real Madrid's season ended Tuesday with an ACB title-clinching victory.

So ask Nelson about a player the Mavericks clearly coveted heading into the draft in Doncic, and he'll choose his words carefully regarding the 19-year-old from Slovenia. Taking to Twitter, Warriors guard Andre Iguodala weighed in on the action, specifically, Doncic's mom.

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There was plenty of buzz about Slovenian teenager Luka Doncic leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft, and for good reason. Go watch some of his film on YouTube, and you'll probably agree with me. This ownership seems ready to be patient, knowing this might be the first of a couple of lottery picks the team may have in the next few years.

At 6-foot-2 and a scrawny 178 pounds, Young has to build his body significantly. "Now you're seeing the makings of the stuff that we had back 20 years ago".

"We love his ability to pass the ability to pass the ball, to make players better with his court vision", Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said in a video released by the Hawks. The Braves have showed up that rebuilding projects can work.

Atlanta clearly liked him so much it was willing to trade down, picking up another first round pick along with No. 5 from Dallas, first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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