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NBA Draft Lottery: Atlanta Hawks To Select 3rd Overall

NBA Draft Lottery: Atlanta Hawks To Select 3rd Overall

For the first time in franchise history, the Phoenix Suns were awarded the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, winning the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery held tonight in Chicago.

The Suns will have a chance to take Ayton on June 21 at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York. "I think we'll have a great choice, no matter who we select". Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic, Michigan State center Jaren Jackson Jr. and Duke forward Marvin Bagley III are among the other highly regarded names.

The consensus top pick in the draft right now is Arizona freshman DeAndre Ayton. Nobody will have a better idea of what to expect from Doncic than Phoenix, given that Kokoskov coached him as part of the Slovenia team that won last summer's EuroBasket. "We're going to do our job and obviously, I'm glad that we played the last two years to develop guys and try to win games".

Nick Gilbert, the 21-year-old son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, represented the team Tuesday night in Chicago.

Sure, some will argue that the team should trade the pick and potentially other assets to acquire a proven National Basketball Association star to further strengthen their roster like, say Kawhi Leonard, but don't discount the quality of player that will be available for the Sixers to add to their roster on a long-term, cost-effective contract. They have three picks in the first 31 in this draft, plus have some cap room to work with this summer.

Meanwhile, the Celtics and the 76ers will both be keeping an eye on the Lakers' pick, which goes to Philadelphia if it lands at either No. 1 or Nos. 12 and 13 with the Detroit Pistons' pick (No. 12) falling outside the top four.

"Obviously getting the top pick in this draft with all the talent and all the different options, boy, I'm getting emotional", McDonough told reporters.