Mavericks trade up for No. 3 pick, Luka Doncic in last-minute deal with Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks — who were reportedly struggling to finish a deal in recent days — finally got it done.

Dallas and Atlanta traded the No. 3 and No. 5 picks in the NBA draft on Thursday night, sending Euroleague star Luka Doncic to the Mavericks.

Along with the fifth pick in the draft, the Mavericks will also send the Hawks their 2019 protected first-round pick in the deal.

The Mavericks then drafted Oklahoma guard Trae Young with the No. 5 pick in the draft, who will be sent to the Hawks to complete the trade.

The move for the Mavericks could play out well, as Doncic is widely considered one of the best European prospects in recent history. And with Dirk Nowitzki entering his 21st season in the NBA, and on the verge of retirement, the Mavericks could start to build their franchise around the 19-year-old Real Madrid star.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Deandre Ayton poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Marvin Bagley III poses after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Luka Doncic poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 21: Jaren Jackson Jr. shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected number four overall by the Memphis Grizzies during the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Trae Young poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Mavericks during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Mohamed Bamba poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted sixth overall by the Orlando Magic during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Wendell Carter, Jr. (Duke) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number seven overall pick to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Collin Sexton (Alabama) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number eight overall pick to the Cleveland CAvaliers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Kevin Knox (Kentucky) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Mikal Bridges (Villanova) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number ten overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number eleven overall pick to the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Miles Bridges (Michigan State) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twelve overall pick to the LA Clippers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Jerome Robinson (Boston College) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number thriteen overall pick to the LA Clippers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Michael Porter, Jr. (Missouri) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number fourteen overall pick to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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