Joel Embiid wastes no time shading top National Basketball Association draft pick

Suns Add Ayton Bridges Okobo King In 2018 NBA Draft

Suns Add Ayton Bridges Okobo King In 2018 NBA Draft

But how about those Villanova Wildcats, who saw four members of their 2018 NCAA title team go off the board, including three in the first round?

Duke matched a program record with four picks in the NBA Draft, tying the mark set in 1986 and tied again in 1999 and 2017. He's arguably the top rookie pick in dynasty league drafts.

After selecting Arizona center Deandre Ayton with the first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history, the Phoenix Suns added Villanova forward Mikal Bridges, the No. 10 overall pick, in a trade with Philadelphia and also selected French guard Élie Okobo with the No. 31 pick and Colorado forward George King with the No. 59 pick.

A No. 1 draft pick.

"I'm just happy to be with a team that believes in me".

The Dallas Mavericks has been looking for someone to replace their aging superstar Dirk Nowitzki. The guard only arrived in NY on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year. He's the savior of a team that finished with the worst offense and defense in the National Basketball Association last season. I had a lot of confidence because I knew I deserved this. The 21-year-old earned Third Team All-America honors and was named to the All-Final Four Team after averaging 17.2 points in the NCAA tournament including 19 in the title game victory over MI.

The Hawks will get perhaps the most exciting player in college basketball last season in Young, the first player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season. "As if Sexton was supposed to say, 'LeBron please stay, I promise I'll know the score during the final seconds of a playoff game". By now, we are all aware of the ongoing narrative that Ayton is a poor defender, which in all honesty I feel is overstated. While breaking down the pick, on-air analysts started to compare Ayton to Joel Embiid.

He averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while shooting 61.6 percent from the field, and was "Karl Malone Power Forward" of the year consensus First Team All-American.

The night got underway rather quickly for the Duke Blue Devils as Marvin Bagley III was drafted with the No. 2 overall pick by the Sacramento Kings.

"This means the world to me", Ayton said.

Doncic couldn't join DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and the other headliners in NY on Wednesday because he was en route from Spain after finishing off his dream season by helping Real Madrid win its ACB league championship on Tuesday.

They started what could be an early run of big men in what's increasingly become a perimeter-based league.

The Knicks resisted the temptation to snag Porter Jr.at No. 9 and took Kevin Knox - a versatile wing out of Kentucky who's still developing. "I'm a victor, and I'm going to help this team win".

"I want to bring to The Bahamas, they don't have to leave home to think that they have an opportunity".

"I met them one time", Porter said. His medicals were bad enough to scare away every other lottery team but Denver made a decision to gamble on his upside, hoping he can return to full health sooner rather than later.

The 76ers also received Miami's 2021 first-round pick for Bridges, which Phoenix originally acquired in the deal for Goran Dragic.

Ayton previously mentioned the prospects of teaming with Booker to create one of the league's most dynamic tandems. He's the first Arizona player to go No. 1 in the draft; Mike Bibby was No. 2 in 1998 and Derrick Williams was No. 2 in 2011.

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