Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

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The Mavericks will also send a protected 2019 first-round pick to the Hawks as part of the deal.

Atlanta selected Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic with the No. 3 pick, but immediately traded him to the Mavericks, who selected Oklahoma guard Trae Young with the No. 5 pick.

Doncic is just the seventh global player to be taken in the top five of the National Basketball Association draft, joining the likes of China's Yao Ming (1st in 2002), Spain's Pau Gasol (3rd in 2001) and Latvia's Kristaps Prozingis (4th in 2015). "I was just really excited to get to Atlanta". "Another says it can be hard to persuade owners, who are quick to bring up names like [Andrea] Bargnani".

No. 29. Brooklyn Nets: Mitchell Robinson, USA The Nets traded for Dwight Howard, who would be a great mentor for the 7-1 shot-blocking specialists who did not play last season after withdrawing from Western Kentucky.

The presence of Dirk Nowitzki in the latter stages of his career could help make the transition an easier process given that he was once a high draft pick from overseas. "I think I'm going to play something, but I need to discuss that with the team". 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.

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Doncic's accomplishments overseas speak for themselves: EuroLeague champion and MVP, All EuroLeague MVP, Liga ACB champion and MVP, All-Liga ACB First Team, all as a teenager in a professional league.

The Mavericks' selection of Doncic, however, could cause a re-evaluation of those plans. With that said, Sports World News will take a much deeper look at the biggest winners and losers of the draft. He was the 60th and final pick of the draft.

The final pick of the draft was Kostas Antetokounmpo, who is the younger brother of Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and was picked by Philadelphia.

Doncic hails from Slovenia, which sits near the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Italy on the west and Austria on the north.

Editors note: It has been confirmed that Luka Doncic will not play in summer league will the Mavs.

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