MiamiHerald / Thursday was a busy night for the Atlanta Hawks, as the team was one of the franchises wheeling and dealing throughout the 2018 NBA Draft. Now that the draft is over, here’s a look at the moves the Hawks made and the three players they’ve added to the franchise.
▪ First round, third overall pick: Drafted Slovenian shooting guard Luka Doncic, traded to Dallas for the rights to fifth overall pick Trae Young and a protected first-round pick in 2019.
The Hawks essentially moved back two spots while adding a first-round pick in next year’s draft. As a result, the Mavericks add the 19-year-old Slovenian superstar that Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo deemed “the most accomplished player in the draft bar none.”
Time will tell if the Hawks might have been better off keeping Doncic for themselves.