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How ESPN Ruined The 2018 NBA Draft

26 June, 2018, 01:24 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • The 2018 NBA Draft first round in full

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. A University of Arizona player returning home. From Deandre Ayton going number 1 to Michael Porter Jr. falling to the 14th spot, here are the biggest winners and losers of the recently concluded draft.

The New York Times' Marc Stein and Yahoo! They finished their championship game loss to Minnesota with only three players following ejections after a near brawl. On the other hand, they used very little brainpower in passing up European sensation Luka Doncic, opting for the more physically gifted but flawed prospect in a draft where as many as five guys deserved to go first overall.

Only a year ago we saw a Chicago-Minnesota Jimmy Butler blockbuster before the draft even started, as well as Philadelphia moving up to No. 1 in a surprising deal with Boston, former No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell moving and a Dwight Howard trade (OK, we got one of those this year too earlier this week, but nobody was excited). It can be recalled that the Nuggets selected Donovan Mitchell as the 13th overall pick of last year's draft before eventually trading him to the Utah Jazz.

"I embrace it a lot". But the game showed how good Sexton was, as he scored 40 points to keep Alabama close in what became an 89-84 loss.

The days of buying into drafts at minimal cost appear to be long gone.

Deandre Ayton is learning that it's quite lonely at the top. We are going to steer away from any of those comparisons.

Trae Young, standing front and center and holding the ball in the photo, was one of the players in burgundy - and the only one not in slacks.


The Suns, were BAD last season. "We were aggressive (in the draft) and we're going to continue to be aggressive as soon as free agency starts".

A plane is flying above Barclays Center carrying three banners. If you look at where they usually draft it's in the teens to 20. The company also flew Thursday's billboards in Brooklyn.

A huge cheer went up from the several thousand fans at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday night for the draft party.

The Sacramento Kings followed by taking Bagley, the Duke big man who played with Ayton at Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix in 2015-16. All are 6-foot-10 or taller.

Born in the Bahamas, he moved to the Phoenix area during high school and said most of his family now lives there.

He will instantly bring competitiveness, intensity and most importantly spacing to Phoenix next year, and will give the Suns a viable option down low - something that has been missing since Amare Stoudamire left the franchise. The 6-foot-10 forward was considered a top-five pick before a back injury that required surgery limited him to three games at Missouri previous year.

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