Potential No. 1 overall pick Luka Doncic of Real Madrid has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Doncic, 19, submitted draft paperwork this week to formally enter his name, league sources said. Doncic is arguably the most decorated European player to make a jump to the NBA, a wunderkind who’s been playing in the EuroLeague since 2015. He is currently leading Real Madrid in the EuroLeague playoffs, averaging 14.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists this season.
The 6-foot-7 Doncic has the ability to play multiple positions, from being a primary ball-handler to shooting and playmaking off the ball. His season in Europe could continue into late May or June. NBA executives have long been intrigued by Doncic’s potential stardom, and several are continuing to make scouting trips for him.
Doncic, born in Slovenia, has played for Real Madrid since joining its junior team in 2014.
Source: Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports
Sources: NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections for Future Seasons
Sources: The NBA has informed its teams of updated projected salary cap and tax level for 2019-20 ($109M, $132M) and 2020-21 ($118M, $143M).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 18, 2018
Sources: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Pelicans, Jarrett Jack Agree to Deal
Free agent guard Jarrett Jack has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, per league sources.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 17, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Spurs Name Brent Barry VP of Basketball Operations
The San Antonio Spurs hired television analyst and 14-year NBA veteran Brent Barry to their front office, naming him vice president of basketball operations Monday.
Barry, who won titles in 2005 and 2007 with the Spurs, has been considering a move into an NBA front-office role for several years.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN