The 2018 NBA Draft will start at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, and everything is up in the air. Arizona center Deandre Ayton seems to be the favorite to go No. 1 overall, but it’s far from a given. After that, there is even less clarity.
Also hoping the Suns will call his name first is Luka Doncic, Real Madrid’s super-teen who’s won a pair of championships and an MVP in Europe’s most competitive basketball leagues. He has a tie to Phoenix as well, as his Slovenian national team coach Igor Kokoskov was recently hired as the Suns’ head coach. Would Phoenix pass up on the opportunity to match the EuroBasket champion pair up again?
The draft is always filled with trades and drama, and the lead-up to 2018’s version has been no different. Dwight Howard was shipped to the Nets for Timofey Mozgov the day before the draft, and that just feels like an appetizer. Will Kawhi Leonard get moved? Who else will make a bold move to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors?
As we’ve learned from last year’s Jimmy Butler trade, anything is possible on draft night.
Here’s how you can watch the 2018 NBA Draft:
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN