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The Hawks, Mavericks Continue To Discuss A Big NBA Draft Trade

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DALLAS, TX - JUNE 07: A detail of an empty court between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 7, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The 2018 NBA Draft is here. In just a few moments, the top collegiate basketball players from around the country, and those overseas, will take the stage and don a new uniform.

Prior to the draft, trade rumors are flying. Everyone knows Deandre Ayton will be the No. 1 overall pick, and Marvin Bagley is the favorite to go No. 2.

But what about the Atlanta Hawks at No. 3? According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, European star Luka Doncic is the pick, but he might not go to the Hawks.

According to Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks are working hard on a trade up from the No. 5 spot in order to select the European star.

Shams Charania is singing a different tune though. Charania is reporting that talks have stalled in the hours leading up to the draft.

It's likely we see a few trades tonight, but will one happen between the Hawks and Mavericks in order to select Doncic?

We'll have to wait and see. The NBA draft starts now on ESPN.

Stay tuned for further draft news.