Zach talks to Rachel Nichols & Brian Windhorst about the NBA Draft, LeBron's future, the impact on the rest of free agency and much more.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).
- 76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade
- Mavericks move up for Doncic; Young to Hawks
- Rangers' Mendez breaks rules, off to minors
- Rangers activate SS Andrus, option Trevino
The Get Up squad breaks down the NBA Draft, and Collin Sexton implores LeBron to stay after being drafted by the Cavs. Plus, Ryen Russilo and Jay Williams analyze the draft.
The Get Up crew breaks down all the action from last night's NBA Draft, including the Doncic-Young trade. Plus, Fran Fraschilla and Mike Schmitz provide draft analysis.
Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).
The Philadelphia 76ers ended Mikal Bridges' happy homecoming in a hurry, sending the Villanova standout to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft picks.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Minor cap ramifications for Dallas moving 5 to 3 to select Luka Doncic. The cap hit for Doncic will be $6.6M and not $5.4M had the Mavericks stayed at 5.
The Mavs traded Trae Young and a future pick to the Hawks for Luka Doncic in a draft-night deal. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
The Mavericks will be the final destination for Luka Doncic, with the Hawks acquiring Trae Young after the teams traded picks in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
A source said the Hawks asked the Mavericks for future picks in swapping Kent Bazemore for Wesley Matthews Jr. in the teams' discussion about Dallas moving up for No. 5 to No. 3 in the draft.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Donnie Nelson downplays likelihood of Mavs moving up in draft. "We feel real confident where we're at, and that's probably the way it will play out."
With Dez Bryant and Jason Witten gone, someone will need to step forward as a pass-catcher, and Allen Hurns could be that guy.
We crafted deals -- trade and extension -- for the disgruntled safety, then picked the one the Seahawks and Thomas should take.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 3-2 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.
Combining performance so far with projections, we break down which groups of starters are elite and which are baseball's weakest.