After weeks of rumors, the 2018 NBA Draft delivered on the promise of major draft day trades. After the Suns and Kings made their picks, the Atlanta Hawks dealt the third overall pick to the Dallas Mavericks, trading back to the fifth overall pick.
The Mavs move up to land Luka Doncic, the superstar wing out of Real Madrid, while the Hawks move back to land Trae Young and collect more future assets. The deal was contingent on Young still being there at No. 5, and Jackson Jr. going fourth to Memphis made it official. .