Once comfortably ahead of his competition in mock drafts, 18 straight months of basketball took its toll on the Slovenian prospect, and suddenly, GMs have soured on the worldwide prospect who's dominated EuroLeague basketball at the ripe age of 19.
"Definitely getting to my second contract; that's my success", Ayton said at media availability for top lottery picks. Thus, Doncic should fall right into the lap of the Atlanta Hawks-if the Hawks are smart enough to take him. One of the most talked about players entering the draft has been Luka Doncic of Real Madrid.
The German company shocked the sports business world last week by signing Duke's one-and-done Marvin Bagley III to the biggest rookie shoe deal since Kevin Durant inked a seven-year, $60 million deal with Nike in 2007. He was named MVP of both the ACB and Euroleague regular seasons, as well as the Euroleague Final Four.
As the NBA Draft looms Thursday night at 7 p.m., we made a decision to delve into what the draft could look like if NBA teams were only picking high school players from the 2019 and 2020 classes.
Sure, he might come in with a bit of an ego, but if you were the king of European basketball before you hit your 20s, wouldn't you have a little bit of swagger about you?
The Hawks have three picks in the first round - Nos.
After winning the Spanish league championship on Tuesday with his Real Madrid team, Slovenia's Luka Doncic will travel to New York City and attend Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, sources said.