Hawks leaning towards Doncic with third overall pick


If the Kings pass on Bagley, that would clearly complicate the Hawks' ultimate choice with the third pick. From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Doncic started to separate himself in organizational discussions around the choice, an examination that has included a tremendous intrigue with Jaren Jackson Jr., league sources said. The prospect in question is none other than Luka Doncic, the 19-year-old Slovenian phenom, who has been at the center of attention in this draft - for good reason.

The Kings have always been known to make wacky draft decisions, perhaps most notably selecting Georgios Papagiannis at #11 in 2016 and then promptly cutting him only one year later. "He is a 6'8" point-forward gifted at running the pick-and-roll, is a great playmaker in transition, and he is the best passer in this draft. Like Harden, Doncic's go-to move is step-back three-pointer.

"Teníamos mucha ilusión y nos vamos frustrados" — Sampaoli
Queríamos empezar ganando para afrontar todo de otro manera, pero la idea es la misma: "ganar los partidos que vienen", afirmó. Me preocupa la lectura del partido antes de jugarse. "Más allá del gol, no tuvimos un traslado rápido que incomode al rival.

Over the last few weeks, we've heard whispers after whispers surrounding the NBA Draft, but none have really stuck all that much. Doncic has, at the very least, the highest floor of anyone in this draft.

Woo also has notes on the Atlanta Hawks at 3, Memphis Grizzlies at 4 and Dallas Mavericks at 5, along with the general uncertainty sitting in the middle of the first round. It's an unpredictable draft. Before you incorrectly start speaking down about the talent Doncic faced overseas, at the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Doncic helped Slovenia on a Cinderella run to victory taking down the likes of National Basketball Association players such as Kristaps Porzingis, Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Bogdan Bogdanovic.