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

Posted June 26, 2018

Duke accounted for half the ACC's total with Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr. and Grayson Allen.

"I really feel it's important that we shouldn't try to compare this guy to anybody", Carlisle said Friday during an introductory news conference that included Doncic and second-round pick Jalen Brunson, who won two NCAA titles in three years at Villanova. The SEC also tied its own mark with four lottery picks for the second time in four years for the league. Beyond that, the Suns have every incentive to give him a ton of minutes and opportunities from the first game of his National Basketball Association career and, with the Rookie of the Year award, per-game numbers often play a significant role. Talk about awkward. Anything the Cavs do to retain The King will likely include packaging their newest draft pick in a trade for another star, just like they did with Andrew Wiggins in 2014. "Hearing the cheers of the kids when I walk in is just awesome".

The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki. The first five players picked on Thursday are still teenagers. Frankly, the exchange of Trae Young for Luka Doncic and the slide of Michael Porter Jr. were telegraphed by the time the Phoenix Suns were on the clock.

Coach Rick Carlisle dropped a few worldwide names in trying to describe the versatility Dallas thinks is offered by the 6-foot-7 Doncic, who won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors while helping Real Madrid win the title just days before the draft.

The Suns, were BAD last season.

"I embrace it a lot", he said of the expectations placed upon him. "I think we thought they were close, but you don't really know". "They were very nice to me, and I think we had a very good relationship".

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The 76ers got former SMU guard Shake Milton, who was the 55th choice.

"Whatever city I went to, I was going to be able to be comfortable in", said Young, who wore suit shorts with his burgundy-colored jacket. "It's just cool to come out here, meet the kids, sign things for them".

Ayton is the obvious pick.

Ayton, who turns 20 in July, starred in his one season at Arizona, where he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, while averaging 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, and shooting 61.2 percent from the field. On the one hand, they made the no-brainer selection by taking Arizona's Deandre Ayton at No. 1.

"Last night was symbolic to me that it was kind of a defining moment in this rebuild", said Carlisle, who had just one losing season as a coach before the current Dallas slide. He's big and strong and has the tools to become a dominant offensive big man.

The Cleveland Cavaliers used the eighth pick to take Alabama guard Collin Sexton, while the champion Golden State Warriors chose Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans with the 29th pick.

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