Deandre Ayton was taken NO.1 overall by the Phoenix Suns.
The 2018 NBA Draft is took place yesterday night in NYC at the Barclay’s Center, where the top collegiate basketball players look to fulfill their childhood dreams to play in the NBA.
With the Phoenix Suns kicking things off with #1 pick, they took center Deandre Ayton from Arizona with no surprise, meanwhile the Kings followed up with the #2 pick and took Marvin Bailey III out of Duke as expected. Luca Doncic went #3 to the Mavericks and the Grizzlies took Jaren Jackson Jr. out of Michigan State.
Surprisingly enough, Trae Young went #5 to the Atlanta Hawks, but there was a trade shortly after that’s why. The Hawks traded the rights to Luca Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks for Trae Young and a 2019 first round draft pick.
Check out the results (below) and we’ll continue to update the picks as they roll in. What’s been the biggest surprise so far?
1. Phoenix Suns – DeAndre Ayton
2. Sacramento Kings – Marvin Bagley III
3. Dallas Mavericks – Luka Doncic
4. Memphis Grizzlies – Jaren Jackson Jr.
5. Atlanta Hawks – Trae Young
6. Orlando Magic – Mohamed Bamba
7. Chicago Bulls – Wendell Carter Jr.
8. Cleveland Cavaliers – Collin Sexton
9. New York Knicks – Kevin Knox
10. Philadelphia 76ers – Mikal Bridges
11. Charlotte Hornets – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
12. Los Angeles Clippers – Miles Bridges
13. Los Angeles Clippers – Jerome Robinson
14. Denver Nuggets – Michael Porter Jr.
15. Washington Wizards – Troy Brown Jr.
16. Phoenix Suns – Zhaire Smith (Traded to 76ers for Mikal Bridges)
17. Milwaukee Bucks – Donte DiVincenzo
18. San Antonio Spurs – Lonnie Walker
19. Atlanta Hawks – Kevin Huerter
20. Minnesota Timberwolves – Josh Okogie
21. Utah Jazz – Grayson Allen
22. Chicago Bulls – Chandler Hutchinson
23. Indiana Pacers – Aaron Holiday
24. Portland Trail Blazers – Anfernee Simons
25. Los Angeles Lakers – Moritz Wagner
26. Philadelphia 76ers – Landry Shamet
27. Boston Celtics – Robert Williams
28. Golden State Warriors – Jacob Evans
29. Brooklyn Nets – Dzanan Musa
30. Atlanta Hawks – Omari Spellman