Hawks-Mavs swapping Doncic and Young

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Doncic will now join a mixed core that includes second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr.as well as veterans Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki.

In addition to flipping picks, the Mavericks will send the Hawks a future first-round pick that is protected in 2019. With Doncic playing competitively for most of the past 10 months, the Mavs believe he would benefit more from a break than from playing in the NBA's summer league. He is supposed to be good, a serial scorer who can shoot from the parking lot and became a YouTube sensation after scoring 92 points for Chino Hills high school in 2017.

"I've been talking to Dallas a lot", Doncic said.

Doncic, whom the Mavs acquired by moving up two spots in a draft-night trade with the Atlanta Hawks, led Real Madrid to the Euroleague and ACB (Spanish league) championships this season.

"He's a great leader, a great person", Doncic said of the 2007 MVP and 2011 NBA Finals MVP. His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks were interested.

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"We've got to understand that he is 19", Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said, via MacMahon.

NO BALL. Although no longer a devout one for sure, I was raised a Roman Catholic and I still practice some of the virtues I was taught growing up, including this: Do not rejoice in the misery of others. "I think his position is on the floor, making plays and making people better".

He may be young, but the precocious talent has been playing professional basketball in the EuroLeague as a member of Real Madrid for the past four seasons. "When they say you're going to be good, I like to be challenged". It's always fun to see the top picks play for the first time during summer league.

"From a skill perspective he's very polished, he's very refined for a kid that's 19".