ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks

The 2018 NBA Draft first round in full

Here's a look at the 21 players the Associated Press snapped photos of at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

DALLAS-Luka Doncic didn't get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft.

Player introductions, which were done for the first (and hopefully last) time in draft history last night, should've been the first sign of botched coverage. With that being said, the Philadelphia 76ers missed out on an opportunity to do exactly that, instead trading down in the draft to pick up point guard Zhaire Smith from the Suns, who drafted him with their other first-round pick.

"What's more is it gives us relevancy points talking to fans", Rowley said of Ayton's impact on growth.

"I think we're an example for them", Okobo said. I told my mom, you think we were working, but the hard work really starts now.

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).

Coach Rick Carlisle dropped a few worldwide names in trying to describe the versatility Dallas thinks is offered by the 6-foot-7 Doncic, who won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors while helping Real Madrid win the title just days before the draft.

Atlanta, meanwhile, landed Young and, about 14 picks later, Maryland guard Kevin Huerter with the 19th overall pick.

"Who wouldn't want to be compared to an MVP a champion and an all-star?"

"It means a lot to me because the fans there are awesome, they are the best fans in the world, and you know, I really want to. I can't skip steps".

It all comes down to the uncertain futures of LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, two of the league's top-five players, as well as salary cap caution that continues to be the fallout of the disastrous summer of 2016, which saw many teams splash cash around in freakish fashion.

"Whatever city I went to, I was going to be able to be comfortable in", said Young, who wore suit shorts with his burgundy-colored jacket. "They were a little surprised I was still on the board, so this is the first time we've really talked. So if you can bless them, it's always great". And, when he was finally selected, he admitted as much.

"Nikola's going to be here for a long, long time", Connelly said. I just did the routine everyone else is supposed to do and I just soaked in and enjoyed the moment. "It's been my dream since I was a kid".

They also emerged from the draft with Mikal Bridges, the 10th overall selection, but paid a dear price to do so, being forced to part with the No. 16 pick in this year's draft as well as a potentially valuable first round pick from the Miami Heat in 2021 that is unprotected. His mother Tyneeha Rivers works in human resources for the Sixers' parent company, but their story together in Philly proved short-lived.

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