Suns may target Luka Doncic with No. 1 pick

Suns may target Luka Doncic with No. 1 pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers will make the No. 8 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

At his end-of-the-year press conference in April, John Paxson said the Bulls would likely look at a wing with their first pick. If it had been between No. 2 and No. 5, it would have gone to the Celtics by way of the Jayston Tatum-Markelle Fultz trade last summer. After all of those years spent waiting, the Sixers will finally get to put that pick to good use after the Lakers ended up with the No. 10 pick in this year's lottery, meaning the selection will go to Brett Brown and company.

The head coach of Slovenia, of course, was new Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov, who led the team to an upset win of the entire tournament. Sacramento has not made the playoffs since 2006, the longest drought in the National Basketball Association. The Sacramento Kings obtained the second selection. De'Aaron Fox represented the Kings on stage and the excitement built quickly.

The Magic came away with the sixth overall pick. "This is the first lottery, and I hope, the last lottery, that I ever attend".

About the pick: The Hawks, in the lottery for the first time since 2007, could go in so many directions.

Coming into the draft lottery, Memphis had a 19.9 percent chance at the No. 1 pick.

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"His ability to break down defenses, create shots and make them should still hold plenty of value in the pros". Big men Marvin Bagley III of Duke, Mohamed Bamba of Texas and Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State also might be gone.

So much for tanking.

The 7-foot-1, 260 pound big man is now projected to be the No. 1 pick by multiple outlets, including Sports Illustrated, ESPNand CBS Sports. Other names to have been selected at No. 9 include Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, and Amar'e Stoudemire. The franchise center will be 40-years-old by the time the season tips off and he has shown signs of slowing down.

The Hornets seemingly have a need for depth at point guard behind All-Star Kemba Walker, who has one season left on his contract.

Rookie Malik Monk was a part-time point guard under then-coach Steve Clifford.