James was the top pick in the 2003 NBA Draft after a spectacular high school career in which a number of his games were nationally televised.
Why trade two picks to move up four slots?
Luka Doncic wasn't there, so never say never, but about 20 other NBA Draft prospects - all the Green Room invites, minus Robert Williams, who dropped out - answered questions about the process and about what would happen the following evening.
Doncic's elevation within the Hawks organization reflects a leaguewide belief that Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III could go 1-2 to Phoenix and Sacramento, respectively, to open the draft, league sources said. That's not all, however.
The Atlanta Hawks are sending the rights to Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the rights to Trae Young and the Mavs' 2019 first-round draft pick, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver announced. The first trade of the night has reportedly just gone down and it includes a former college star.
The Mavericks will send a future first round pick (top-5 protected), along with the No. 5 pick to the Hawks.
The Hawks will wind up with Oklahoma point-guard sensation Trae Young, among the more polarizing but electric players in the draft. Stay tuned for further drama as the draft unfolds.