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Draft Tracker: The First 10 Picks Of The 2018 NBA Draft Are In

Deandre Ayton walks up the floor during game.

TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 03: Deandre Ayton #13 of the Arizona Wildcats walks up court during the second half of the college basketball game against the California Golden Bears at McKale Center on March 3, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Golden Bears 66-54 to win the PAC-12 Championship. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway - in fact, the first 10 picks are already in the books. Former Arizona star Deandre Ayton, as predicted, was the No. 1 overall pick to the Phoenix Suns. Marvin Bagley wound up going No. 2 to the Sacramento Kings. After that, it got interesting.

Atlanta had the No. 3 pick and selected Slovenian star Luka Doncic, who played for Real Madrid. But Doncic is actually headed to Dallas via a trade. The Mavericks swapped the No. 3 and No. 5 picks. The Hawks also got a 2019 pick as part of the deal.

Here are the first 10 picks of the draft. Two former Duke stars - Bagley and Wendell Carter Jr. - were selected.

  1. Deandre Ayton (Arizona) - Phoenix Suns
  2. Marvin Bagley III (Duke) - Sacramento Kings
  3. Luka Doncic (Real Madrid) - Atlanta Hawks (traded to Dallas)
  4. Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State) - Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Trae Young (Oklahoma) - Dallas Mavericks (traded to Atlanta)
  6. Mo Bamba (Texas) - Orlando Magic
  7. Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke) - Chicago Bulls
  8. Collin Sexton (Alabama) - Cleveland Cavaliers
  9. Kevin Knox (Kentucky) - New York Knicks
  10. Mikal Bridges (Villanova) - Philadelphia 76ers

There are four picks left as part of the lottery. The Charlotte Hornets are on the clock.

The biggest question mark of the draft so far? Luka Doncic, the 19-year-old Slovenian star who led Real Madrid to the EuroLeague title earlier this week. Will his game translate to the NBA? The Mavericks have had success mining Europe before - we'll see if they've done it again.