The Dallas Mavericks traded a protected 2019 first round pick and swapped current draft selections with the Atlanta Hawks to acquire Euro basketball phenom Luka Doncic.
Several media members reported that Atlanta and Dallas reached the deal during the draft.
The Mavericks drafted Villanova guard Jalen Brunson and SMU guard Shake Milton with their two second round picks, 33rd and 54th respectively.
Luka Doncic, seen as the top prospect by some analysts, has been rumored to be a desired asset for numerous NBA teams. When reports began to surface that he may fall beyond the first two draft picks, the Mavericks were said to be one of his top suitors.
It was previously believed that he may fall to the Mavs, who held the 5th overall pick before swapping with Atlanta; however, teams reportedly began making calls to Atlanta and Memphis about trading up to acquire him or other prospects.
But the Mavs made the move and landed Doncic; and he seems excited about it.
[This story will continue to be updated throughout the draft.]