NBA Draft 2018 Winners & Losers
Suns - Taking an elite C with Deandre Ayton along with Zhaire Smith later trading him to the 76ers for Mikal Bridges and a guard with the 31st pick (Elie Okobo) For the Suns that is a big draft win for them.
Mavericks - Trading Trae Young and a future 1st rounder to the Hawks may have been a “What?” or “Why?” move but it really paid off getting Luka Doncic to add at SG with Dennis Smith Jr. and also they added Jalen Brunson a PG who could really be a bench asset for sure. Nice job
Hawks: The hawks were also winner of this draft. They ended up getting Trae Young and a future Mavericks 1st round pick. Only to trade Luka Doncic. (Likely to trade Dennis Schroeder because they brought in Trae Young)
Wizards: The big question is “Why?” and “What were they doing?” I myself had the same questions because of the options they had at the number 15 pick in the 1st round. They passed up on the uber-athletic Zhaire Smith, sharpshooter Donte DiVincenzo, and combo guard Lonnie Walker IV -- all players who could realistically make an immediate impact in Washington's backcourt.
Raptors: Really nothing to say about the Raptors, Just a total blow this year and it should not have an impact next season.
Knicks: The 9th pick.. Leaves many NBA fans questioned about Kevin Knox, He could become a great player don’t get me
wrong but, It really should have been Michael Porter Jr. or Mikal Bridges at the SF position. Possibly could’ve picked a PG aswell.