The Dallas Mavericks announced that they have acquired the draft rights to third overall pick Luka Doncic from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to fifth overall pick Trae Young and a protected 2019 first round draft pick.
Doncic (6-7, 218) is the reigning EuroLeague Most Valuable Player and EuroLeague Final 4 Most Valuable Player after leading Real Madrid to the 2017-18 EuroLeague title. He was the youngest player ever to garner both awards. In 33 games with Real Madrid last season, he averaged 16.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting .443 from the field, .329 from behind-the-arc and .816 from the foul line.
Chuck Cooperstein and Will Chambers discuss the Mavericks trade and selection of Guard Luka Doncic on DFW’s home for the Dallas Mavericks and the NBA, 103.3 FM ESPN. In addition to the insight on the newest Maverick, the guys are joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes who profiled Doncic in Spain.