NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Deandre Ayton is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP
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The 19-year-old Ayton was expected to go first to the Suns who like the seven-foot (2.1-meter) center's size and skill, which he used to dominate in U.S. college last season with the Arizona Wildcats.Slovenia's Luka Doncic was chosen third overall by the Atlanta Hawks, who then turned around and traded the European star's rights to the Dallas Mavericks for fifth pick Trae Young and a future first round draft pick.This is not the first time the Hawks have quickly traded the number three overall pick. In 2001, the Hawks made Pau Gasol a top three pick only to trade him to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Shareef Abdur-Rahim. The Cleveland Cavaliers used the eighth pick to take Alabama guard Collin Sexton, while the champion Golden State Warriors chose Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans with the 29th pick.
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