Atlanta Hawks leaning towards taking Luka Doncic third overall in NBA Draft

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Report: Hawks leaning towards Doncic with third overall pick

In a rare occurrence, the invitations to the National Basketball Association draft green room possibly will not include a non-collegiate player, league sources told ESPN.

Doncic will leave for NY on Wednesday, sources said, and will be one of 20 players sitting in the green room at Barclays Center. To complete his final season with Spain powerhouse Real Madrid, the 19-year-old amassed a EuroLeague title, EuroLeague MVP, his second straight EuroLeague Rising Star award, Liga ACB title, and a Liga ACB regular season MVP.

Other players who will be among the top picks in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft followed as endorsers of the brand, including potential No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton of Arizona and possible lottery pick Zhaire Smith of Texas Tech. Consequently, they are willing to trade the 4th pick if the other team also assumes the contract of Chandler Parsons.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks are leaning toward taking Doncic with the third overall pick of the draft later this week.

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My 30: Sean Devveny of Sporting News reported that the Celtics wanted to trade from pick No. 27 to pick No. 5 to snag Mohamed Bamba.

"I need to show it on the court, because I need to prove it". Though many consider Doncic, who recently turned 19, the best player in the draft, it seems inevitable he will fall to at least the No. 3 pick.

As an NBA scout told's David Aldridge: "If they use him the right way, it's going to be real hard for him to fail". Doncic said. "I can jump that high, but he can jump, too".

"In a draft in which four or five players could be tabbed a wildcard, Duke center Wendell Carter ranks among them".

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