The last prospect we will take a look at in our 2018 NBA Draft Prospect Profile series is one of the greatest unknowns of this draft: international superstar G Luka Doncic.
Doncic, 19, may be the most heralded international prospect of all time, and is coming off winning a Euroleague Final Four MVP, Euroleague MVP, and championship.
In 61 Euroleague games this season, Doncic averaged 14.5 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game, showing that he can fill up a stat sheet.
The toughest part about scouting Doncic is the lack of what we know about him physically, meaning what his game is really like. The most common way of gaining any sort of feel for him is by watching YouTube videos, but that is obviously not the best way to scout a player.
However, in the limited amount of footage there is available on Doncic, he appears to be a man among boys at 19-years-old, dominating every league he’s played and proving that he can come up big in the clutch moments.
Overall, my gut tells me that Doncic can make a fairly seamless transition to the NBA and be part of a team’s core for a long time to come.
Best fit: New York Knicks
Don’t get me wrong, there is NO way that Doncic falls to the Knicks. I think he ends up with the Atlanta Hawks at 3 or Memphis Grizzlies at 4, but in terms of best fit, I think Doncic could seize the starting point guard immediately in New York, and create an inside-outside game with F Kristaps Porzingis.