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#11 — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — Charlotte Hornets

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The Charlotte Hornets have drafted Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out of Kentucky with the No. 11 pick overall.

However, he will be traded to the Clippers.

Gilgeous-Alexander is an excellent pick. He is very talented and averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. He also shot 48.5 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from three and 81.7 percent from the free throw line.

He makes his teammates better and is a very good defensive point guard — one of the better in this draft class. He has great court vision, finishes in transition very well and will be a great asset to the Hornets or Clippers. He is also a solid finisher in traffic and has great basketball IQ.

What I love about his game the most is his defense at the lead guard position. Not many point guards are this good defensively at this age and he has room to improve as he adds muscle to his frame. Gilgeous-Alexander projects to be a solid contributor at the next level and should bring a lot of value to the Clippers as soon as next season.

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2018DD

Sources: 76ers Trade Khyri Thomas to Pistons

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Philadelphia’s No. 38 overall pick Khyri Thomas will be traded to Detroit, league sources say.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Kings Trade Gary Trent Jr. to Blazers

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Gary Trent Jr. is headed to the Blazers in a trade, league source tells ESPN.

Portland will send Sacramento to two future second-round picks for Trent, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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#30 – Omari Spellman – Atlanta Hawks

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With the No. 30 pick in the NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks selected Omari Spellman from Villanova University. .

After 10 consecutive seasons reaching the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks failed to win 25 contests in 2018. Gone are All-Stars Joe Johnson, Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague, all of whom the franchise groomed at various points during their decade of playoff bliss. Now the team is faced with a daunting rebuild under second year general manager Travis Schlenk and first year coach Lloyd Pierce.

Spellman was the third Villanova player selected in the first round of this year’s draft behind Mikal Bridges (No. 10 overall) and Donte DiVincenzo (No. 17 overall). In his lone campaign with the Wildcats, Spellman appeared in 40 contests and averaged 10.9 points, eight rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

The Hawks continue to add shooting to their rebuilding roster. With the No. 3 overall pick, the team selected Luka Doncic, who will be traded to the Dallas Mavericks for the rights to No. 5 overall pick Trae Young. The team used the No. 19 overall selection to draft shooting guard Kevin Huerter from the University of Maryland. In Spellman, the Hawks acquire a big man that shot 43 percent from the collegiate three-point line last season.

In addition to Young and Huerter, Spellman will join a young Hawks core featuring point guard Dennis Schroder and forward John Collins, two of the team’s first round draft picks from prior years.

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