Forgrave: Doncic Could Be Absolute Superstar

Luka Doncic will be one of the top picks in the NBA Draft on Thursday

Taz and the Moose
June 20, 2018 - 9:31 am

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If you look at NBA mock drafts, you’ll see a lot of familiar names among likely lottery picks, from DeAndre Ayton to Marvin Bagley III, from Trae Young to Wendell Carter. 

Luka Doncic, who played last season for Real Madrid, might be the name you don’t recognize. Well, that will likely change soon. The 19-year-old might be the best playmaker in the draft.

“He’s NBA-ready,” college basketball and NBA Draft analyst Reid Forgrave said on Taz & The Moose. “He just won MVP of the second-best league in the world. He had basically a dream season in Europe when he was 18, 19 years old. Just destroyed that league. 

“Some people question his athleticism, but to me, in today’s NBA, athleticism is important and I think he can improve under an NBA strength regimen, but his IQ, the way he looks at basketball, is the best in this draft. He’s so smart. He sees plays two or three plays before other guys on the court see it. He plays with such confidence. 

“I think Doncic has a possibility – maybe not as high as (Mo) Bomba’s and maybe not as high as Ayton’s – but a possibility to be an absolute superstar from this draft.”