Phoenix Suns: The pros and cons of drafting Luka Doncic No. 1

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Below, we'll round up all the latest draft buzz and trade rumors leading up to and throughout Thursday's National Basketball Association draft.

Let's hope that this scenarios plays out exactly as outlined: Suns take DeAndre Ayton, Kings take Bagley and Doncic falls to #3, where the Hawks select him 3 overall - setting in motion the first major player on the next great Hawks team.

This mock draft will contain only the teams that now have picks and who we believe will pick what player, not including any possible trade scenarios in the near future for moving up or down in the draft order.

Sean Deveney of the Sporting News dishes on some draft rumblings, including the LA Clippers looking to package picks 12 and 13 to move into the top 5. They also could offer talented forward Tobias Harris in any potential trade.

After winning the Spanish league championship on Tuesday with his Real Madrid team, Slovenia's Luka Doncic will travel to New York City and attend Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, sources said. The Raptors may look to unload the contract of Norman Powell, according to Deveney.

From middle of the first round to surefire lottery pick in the span of a few weeks is a big jump for Knox, but the comparison his college coach placed on him could be even bigger: Jayson Tatum 2.0.

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