The draft night dust has settled. As we sift through the night's biggest , one thing has become increasingly clear to me: the Hawks and Mavericks were the clear-cut champions of the event. Both swung for the fences early, with Dallas getting Slovenian star Luka Doncic, and Atlanta getting 3-point savant Kevin Huerter to put alongside their top pick, Trae Young.
Whether Doncic or Young develop into the type of players both franchises foresee them becoming is a topic for a day down the road. But it's clear both were enamored with their top guys, and they made every effort to get them. They both earn A's for their draft night performance across the board.
As for the rest of the field ... I'll be as nice as possible. Let's take a look at the report cards.