The 2018 NBA Draft was held Thursday night at the home of the Nets in Brooklyn. Arizona big man Deandre Ayton became the No. 1 overall pick by the Suns and will join Devin Booker as part of an exciting young core in the desert.

The Kings used the No. 2 pick on Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, then the Mavericks traded up from No. 5 to No. 3 in order to land Slovenian guard Luka Doncic. Dallas paid a high price to do so by giving up a protected 2019 first-round pick to slide up two spots.

Atlanta used the fifth pick on Oklahoma guard Trae Young.

The Bulls landed a pair of good prospects with the No. 7 and No. 22 picks in Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. and Boise State wing Chandler Hutchison. Neither player projects to be a superstar in the NBA, but they’re talented players who could fit well next to cornerstone forward Lauri Markkanen.

Other interesting picks in the first round include the Cavaliers nabbing Alabama point guard Collin Sexton and the Nuggets ending Michael Porter Jr.’s fall at No. 14. Duke and Villanova each had three players taken in the first round.

2018 NBA Draft results

Round 1

  1. Suns: Deandre Ayton, Arizona
  2. Kings: Marvin Bagley III, Duke
  3. Hawks: Luka Doncic, Slovenia (TRADE TO DAL)
  4. Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State
  5. Mavericks: Trae Young, Oklahoma (TRADE TO ATL)
  6. Magic: Mohamed Bamba, Texas 
  7. BULLS: Wendell Carter Jr., Duke
  8. Cavaliers: Collin Sexton, Alabama
  9. Knicks: Kevin Knox, Kentucky
  10. 76ers: Mikal Bridges, Villanova (TRADE TO PHO)
  11. Hornets: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky (TRADE TO LAC)
  12. Clippers: Miles Bridges, Michigan State (TRADE TO CHA)
  13. Clippers: Jerome Robinson, Boston College
  14. Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr., Missouri
  15. Wizards: Troy Brown, Oregon
  16. Suns: Zhaire Smith, Texas Tech (TRADE TO PHI)
  17. Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova
  18. Spurs: Lonnie Walker, Miami
  19. Hawks: Kevin Huerter, Maryland
  20. Timberwolves: Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech
  21. Jazz: Grayson Allen, Duke
  22. Bulls: Chandler Hutchison, Boise State
  23. Pacers: Aaron Holiday, UCLA
  24. Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons, IMG Academy
  25. Lakers: Moritz Wagner, Michigan
  26. 76ers: Landry Shamet, Wichita State
  27. Celtics: Robert Williams, Texas A&M
  28. Warriors: Jacob Evans, Cincinnati
  29. Nets: Dzanan Musa, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  30. Hawks: Omari Spellman, Villanova

Round 2

31. Suns: Elie Okobo, France
32. Grizzlies: Jevon Carter, West Virginia

33. Hawks: Jalen Brunson, Villanova
34. Mavericks: Devonte Graham, Kansas
35. Magic: Melvin Frazier, Tulane
36. Knicks: Mitchell Robinson, Chalmette HS
37. Kings: Gary Trent Jr., Duke (TRADE TO POR)
38. 76ers: Khyri Thomas, Creighton (TRADE TO DET)
39. Lakers: Isaac Bonga, Germany
40. Nets: Rodions Kurucs, Latvia
41. Magic: Jarred Vanderbilt, Kentucky (TRADE TO DEN)
42. Pistons: Bruce Brown, Miami
43. Nuggets: Justin Jackson, Maryland (TRADE TO ORL)
44. Wizards: Issuf Sanon, Ukraine
45. Nets: Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky (TRADE TO CHA)
46. Rockets: De’Anthony Melton, USC
47. Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Ukraine
48. Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State
49. Spurs: Chimezie Metu, USC
50. Pacers: Alize Johnson, Missouri State
51. Pelicans: Tony Carr, Penn State
52. Jazz: Vincent Edwards, Purdue (TRADED TO HOU)
53. Thunder: Devon Hall, Virginia 
54. Mavericks: Shake Milton, SMU (TRADED TO PHI)
55. Hornets: Arnoldas Kulboka, Lithuania
56. 76ers: Ray Spalding, Louisville (TRADED TO DAL)
57. Thunder: Kevin Hervey, UT-Arlington
58. Nuggets: Thomas Welsh, UCLA
59. Suns: George King, Colorado
60. 76ers: Kostas Antetokounmpo, Dayton (TRADED TO DAL)