2018 NBA Draft grades for all 30 teamsThe 2018 NBA Draft gave many hoops heads their first live look at everyone’s new favorite Slovenian star, and her son happens to be pretty good at basketball. That son is teenage European superstar Luka Doncic. He somehow managed to dodge playing for the lowly likes of the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, or Atlanta Hawks. That was thanks to an aggressive trade by the Dallas Mavericks, one of draft night’s two major deals. Click through our 2018 NBA Draft grades to see how we think your favorite team fared in this year’s draft.
Atlanta Hawks: C+
Trae Young and Luka Doncic possess a lot of the same skills. The difference is about a half a foot and about 40 pounds, which is no small matter. Still, the Hawks traded Doncic to the Mavericks for the No. 5 pick (Young) and the Heat’s 2021 first-rounder. After taking the player often compared to Stephen Curry, they took another, Kevin Huerter, who’s regularly compared to Klay Thompson at No. 19.