Trae Young taken No. 5 by Dallas, traded to Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young taken No. 5 by Dallas, traded to Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young taken No. 5 by Dallas, traded to Atlanta Hawks

The only certainty in Thursday night's NBA Draft is that the Phoenix Suns will take Arizona center Deandre Ayton with the overall No. 1 pick. Dallas is in rebuilding process and Doncic is the ideal guy to build around. With so many draft picks, Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said last week he was entertaining numerous trade offers. While it remains to be seen what level of production he'll bring, Doncic is a solid mid- to late-round draft addition if you're willing to take the risk. He helped Madrid to the EuroLeague and Spanish ACB titles while winning the MVPs of the EuroLeague regular season, the EuroLeague Final Four and the Spanish ACB league.

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.

No. 19. Atlanta Hawks: Aaron Holiday, UCLA The Hawks need a point guard and the third of the three Holiday brothers (Jrue and Justin) is the ideal fit. Some analysts had him going as high as Atlanta at No. 3, and yet, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman reported that Young might fall out of the top 10. Doncic, a playmaking 6-foot-8 guard, is one of the most accomplished European prospects ever to enter in the National Basketball Association.

The Hawks, meanwhile, get an exceptional shooter in Young, a 19-year-old guard who earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors for the Oklahoma Sooners this season. Overall, the NBA Draft was great once again.

Luka Doncic shook Commissioner Adam Silver's hand in an Atlanta Hawks hat, but was traded to the Dallas Mavericks shortly after.

The Suns stayed close to home to make the 7-foot-1 Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. With all of that uncertainty comes a lot of trade rumors, because when a team isn't in love with a prospect at their position, they will usually at the very least entertain phone calls from other teams. Dallas also got Ray Spalding of Louisville at No. 56, another pick originally belonging to Philadelphia. They need an impact player at three, and a rebuilding project is only as good as the draft picks the team gets along the way.

No. 28: Golden State Warriors: Kevin Huerter, Maryland: Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants to get younger and a player who can contribute right away.

The Trail Blazers weren't looking to add much in this draft but there two picks didn't make much sense.

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