- Winners and Losers of the 2018 NBA Draft
- 2018 NBA Draft: Biggest winners and losers
- The winners and losers of the 2018 NBA Draft
Winners and Losers of the 2018 NBA Draft
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The NBA Draft is in the books. But then things got a little wild. Atlanta threw a wrench into everything by swapping its third pick with the Mavericks in return for the fifth pick in a mid-draft trade that sent Luka Doncic to the Mavericks and Trae Young to the Hawks. Young was the first of three first-round picks for the re-booting Atlanta franchise on Thursday. Maryland sharpshooter Kevin Huerter came off the board at 19 and Villanova product Omari Spellman was selected at
The NBA Draft is in the books and with it came plenty of excitement, surprises and a flurry of moves. Of course, it also provided us with winners and losers. In one of the most memorable drafts in years, the draft had its share of winners and losers on Thursday night. A year ago, many thought Porter would be the No. Fast forward a year later, after a season in which he had back surgery and played just three collegiate games, a much different scenario unfolded on Thursday. With rumors that Porter Jr.
Throughout most of the lottery, many picks went over as close to planned as you can get for the uncertainty that comes along with the NBA Draft. The biggest story of the lottery may have been Michael Porter Jr. With all the top heavy picks talk of this draft, many prospects that I think will end up being contributors were late first and second round picks. That is really what all of this about. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.
What the Atlanta Hawks were able to pull off, with three quality first-round picks, constitutes a win. Even the Los Angeles Clippers, who had the pressure of back-to-back lottery picks to toy with, made out well with two valuable assets. There were plenty of wins Thursday night and even more that will become apparent throughout next season. As for the losers, there's no such thing as getting drafted into the NBA and it being a negative. There were difficult moments particularly for Michael Porter Jr but perhaps it works out well in the end. In trading with Dallas for No. On top of Young, whose offensive potential overshadowed his defensive shortcomings, the Hawks also took Kevin Huerter out of Maryland.
2018 NBA Draft: Biggest winners and losers
The winners and losers of the 2018 NBA Draft