Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League

Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off one of the biggest coups in the draft when they acquired top European prospect Luka Doncic.

The Mavericks will send a future first round pick (top-5 protected), along with the No. 5 pick to the Hawks.

No. 3 Atlanta Hawks: Luka Doncic, Slovenia The Hawks have three first-round picks.

Still, while the Mavs are well aware that Doncic was arguably the best player in this year's NBA Draft, making the transition from European basketball to the NBA is not always an easy proposition.

He has the ability to become a franchise player and with Dallas legend Dirk Nowitzki possibly entering the final year of his career, he could take over as the face of the team. Just the consensus I get is that people really like Doncic. Since then, Mitchell has proved the Nuggets that they made a heartbreaking mistake by averaging 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists last season.

We're very fortunate. Luka Doncic is the guy we targeted in this draft if there was any way possible to do it. ... He wore No. 7 with Real Madrid.

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Atlanta remains a target of multiple teams trying to move up in the draft, including Dallas, which also has been focused on selecting Doncic, league sources said. "So I think we're a great draft, one of the best in a while". After the game - and with plenty of questions about his likely National Basketball Association destinations swirling - Doncic wouldn't commit to coming to the US immediately.

"I don't make predictions but that's the goal", Cuban said.

He is the youngest recipient of the EuroLeague MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP awards. "Having all that confidence and leading up to that point when I saw Adam Silver came out, I was just waiting for my name, and when he called it, my mind went blank".

The Mavericks' selection of Doncic, however, could cause a re-evaluation of those plans.

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.

Coming into the draft, most assumed he was a do-it-all guard. But as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, Doncic started to separate himself in the Hawks' internal draft conversation.

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