Luka Doncic's 2018 NBA Draft Scouting Video | DraftExpress | ESPN

  • Published on Jun 12, 2018
  • DraftExpress breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Real Madrid's Luka Doncic, the Euroleague MVP and Finals MVP who some believe could go No. 1 overall to the Phoenix Suns or No. 2 overall to the Sacramento Kings in the 2018 NBA draft.
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  • Fernando
    Fernando 13 days ago

    Once Luka gets that NBA body he’ll be a phenom.

  • LeBeautiful
    LeBeautiful Month ago +4

    Yeah, I'm just one of those guys that JUST happened to need to go back and see Luka Doncic's draft video, and compare how he's killing the NBA rn today.

  • Infinity Mixtapes
    Infinity Mixtapes 2 months ago

    Nah he’s definitely gonna be a bust. Prolly won’t get drafted

  • Austin Farrell
    Austin Farrell 2 months ago +1

    This dude is already Roy in February

  • Super_B
    Super_B 2 months ago +1

    He does look really impressive. I don't know though. We've heard all this before. Could be another Eurobust.

    • Super_B
      Super_B 2 months ago

      I’m just messing with you. Luka is a future Hall of Famer, no question.

    • Jarel
      Jarel 2 months ago

      Super_B Jeremy lin average 4 points in his first year. Luka is averaging 20+ LOL and he nearly made all star. No other rookie in his draft class even close for now

    • Super_B
      Super_B 2 months ago

      Jeremy Lynn looked really impressive his first year too...

    • Jarel
      Jarel 2 months ago +1

      Lmao his currently the unanimous roty

  • Bilel Fetouri
    Bilel Fetouri 2 months ago

    as luka said it`s just basketball

  • jerlorenzo
    jerlorenzo 2 months ago +1

    this kid. this is the modern day Larry Bird

  • Isaac Green
    Isaac Green 3 months ago

    He was murking people in euroleague

  • Corey Cooper
    Corey Cooper 3 months ago

    Could be the best player in the NBA in a few years

  • Glenn Angala
    Glenn Angala 3 months ago +1

    Update he destroying the competition ROY 2018-2019 season

  • Young Money Entertainment

    He's not 6'8, he's 6'6

  • Young Money Entertainment

    A star in the making

  • Nadia Passarelli Carvalho
    Nadia Passarelli Carvalho 4 months ago +2

    Just passing by to say that:
    Luka Doncic made big plays against Harden and Irwing, and denied LeBron not once but twice

  • Ritsu Boii
    Ritsu Boii 4 months ago +2

    What now people? Luka average? Fuck off.

  • G1oria Borger
    G1oria Borger 4 months ago +5

    damn this is one good scout.

    • youso91
      youso91 2 months ago

      No bullshit 🔥

  • ScorpionMassive
    ScorpionMassive 4 months ago +5

    He is a basketball genius. His game IQ and court vision like no other. His deadly weapon - step back jumper.

  • chad casimire
    chad casimire 5 months ago +8

    His confidence and senses for the game remind you of Larry Bird dare I say?

  • Chrisxulo
    Chrisxulo 5 months ago +2

    I know this guy sinve he was 13 and he is a beast. Even when I olayed against him I was shock how the youth are becoming more technical with the ball. See him now. In the NBA and being a legend in Europe.

  • Chrisxulo
    Chrisxulo 5 months ago +2

    White James Harden

    • 23
      23 4 months ago

      Nooooooo... 🗑😕💯

  • Everett Cox
    Everett Cox 5 months ago +4

    He has to lose weight he's just not quick enough at 230lbs. I think 215 would be an ideal weight for him to get quicker on defense and offense too. He needs to work on quickness drills as well b/c he can't continue to watch these guys blow by him time after time. And here I'm talking about guys around his size not the little guards.

    • stoic romulan
      stoic romulan 3 months ago

      He quicker than he seems...but u right. His gotta paul pierce/melo body lol. Cardio and modern nutrition should be the main focus for him.

  • Nic Reyes
    Nic Reyes 6 months ago +3

    Luka Doncic is a modern day Larry Bird. He's gonna bring the Dallas Mavericks back to prominence.

  • jtreynol
    jtreynol 6 months ago +4

    How was this dude not the #1 pick?

    • jtreynol
      jtreynol 6 months ago

      Is he injury prone or something?

  • DrKub007
    DrKub007 6 months ago +3

    last year real madrid team was so delightful to watch.....

  • Greg's court
    Greg's court 6 months ago

  • Thomas T.
    Thomas T. 6 months ago +1

    3 years from now i would like to see GIANNIS and LUKA in the same NBA team..

  • Mang ng
    Mang ng 6 months ago

    he gone show up

  • John Paul Mary
    John Paul Mary 7 months ago +1

    5:23 magic touch wtf

  • Neal
    Neal 7 months ago +1

    NBA is about team defense, so he’ll be alright.

  • Ed Eduard
    Ed Eduard 7 months ago +1

    he will be just fine. .

  • Ming Yuen
    Ming Yuen 7 months ago

    He's a bust.

    • Sssaga Benches
      Sssaga Benches 5 months ago


    • mejo
      mejo 6 months ago +5

      Now all see you know nothing abaut basketball 😊👏👏

  • jason robbins
    jason robbins 7 months ago +1

    The last player to remind any of us of Larry Bird would be Dirk... Though even a Dirk in his prime couldn't pass like Larry nor could play defense like Larry... Nor the BB IQ Bird had... Im not saying Luka will be Larry Bird... But if you watch highlights of Luka play, he plays a lot like Bird... For being so young his IQ for the game is special... No one disputes his passing ability... If Luka can develop & get really consistent with his shot, thats the only thing that can hold him back from being really special... If Luka can shoot in the NBA & create for others like many think he can... Hes gonna remind a lot of people of Larry Bird! Bird wasn't some athletic freak... Larry could shoot, run the offense, play defense, rebound, all around player... Luka I think is the closest player the NBA has seen that can play a similar style to Larry Bird. Anyone know what Larry's Rookie stats?

  • Dakid015
    Dakid015 7 months ago +4

    This guy will be something scary

  • AbsorbtheEarth
    AbsorbtheEarth 7 months ago

    Uhhhhhh, did yall really see James Harden when yall watched this highlight film for real??? I dont even watch basketball too much anymore but come on man..... like i want him to be good too but let's just keep it almost real at least, i'll settle for almost real because I'm sure people like him a lot but come on man haha

  • Sergio Garcia
    Sergio Garcia 7 months ago +3

    2:56 *Ouch*

  • BremmLife
    BremmLife 7 months ago

    Another mike Miller at best. Smh

  • Acester
    Acester 8 months ago +1

    Him, with Dennis Smith JR & DeAndre Jordan, is going to be a PROBLEM. ROTY no doubt.

  • sam millr
    sam millr 8 months ago

    Tough to project out to the NBA. Great skillset, low athletic ceiling. Fortunately he's not 7'3" like kristaps, so should have a relatively long, injury free career in which to develop.

  • VaingloryScithiro
    VaingloryScithiro 8 months ago +2

    His only question mark is his athleticism he was a kid playing against grown men let him grow into his body and he's going to be great

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 7 months ago +2

      Yea and if you watch him full speed he's pretty fast. And his athleticism already improved a lot in the last year

  • Jonas Juarez
    Jonas Juarez 8 months ago

    A lot of people like to disregard physical athleticism when it comes to basketball. Correct, basketball is a very technique and skill driven sport but athleticism is so important in this game. I'd even go as far as saying about 70% of NBA players could of easily became professional track athletes; with the right training of course (Not bashing on Track at all) But just the rawness of these athletes that play in the NBA is absurd...

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 7 months ago

      Definitely not track athletes. People 6'6 or over generally are slow with only a few exceptions. Compare centers/powerforwards even small forward speed with other sports and you'll see how slow they are. And if u watch doncic run full court you can see he's got good speed for his size

  • Hakura Orihara
    Hakura Orihara 8 months ago +4

    Hopefully he will be the next superstar for mavs next to dirk. I see yhis guy as a possible harden 2.0/ ginobili 2.0/ gordon hayward 2.0

  • Balthazar
    Balthazar 8 months ago +2

    KP,Janis,Jokic,Marrkanen and Doncic,new era of euro players.

  • Arguing With Stupid People

    Mark my words, pundits will label him with typical NBA racist stereotype assumptions: "Not very athletic, but has a high basketball IQ." He will ultimately be relegated to a 3-point specialist.

  • Treat Judlin
    Treat Judlin 8 months ago

    Go mavs

  • Dex 23
    Dex 23 8 months ago

    I’m not buying in to the hype

  • Seven Grand
    Seven Grand 8 months ago

    Where'd they get those phony stats? Luka averaged 15 and 5 a game not 22-8-7

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 7 months ago +2

      Those stats are per 40 meaning per 40 minutes. Because in europe basketball games are shorter and theres a lot of rotation he didnt play as many minutes as nba players do.

  • Seven Grand
    Seven Grand 8 months ago

    If harden was still known as a selfish scorer Luka fans would be like lebron 2.0 lol

  • MrKareem 726
    MrKareem 726 8 months ago

    Mavs get the 8 spot.. Luka plus d Smith and d Jordan looks nice

  • MrKareem 726
    MrKareem 726 8 months ago +1

    Mavs won

  • Raphael Barreto
    Raphael Barreto 8 months ago +1

    this guy is going to be insane he has great fundamentals and he is basically a 6'8 GUARD thats amazing he is as tall as Bron like wtf

  • VinBones
    VinBones 8 months ago


  • Hasif Shaikh
    Hasif Shaikh 9 months ago

    He looks like a better Jason kidd with slightly less passing ability which may develop

  • Guy Ben Moshe
    Guy Ben Moshe 9 months ago

    Deni Avdija is going to be the next Doncic of Europe. Take a look on this guy, he's a beast at only 17 years old.

  • Geert Matthys
    Geert Matthys 9 months ago

    This dude going back to Europa land after 3 abysmal years

  • Zane
    Zane 9 months ago +2

    I think Doncic>Ayton>Bagley III. The reasoning is that Doncic proved at 19y old he can carry a team by being mvp in the euroleague during playoffs. Ayton is very talented but less established and I think Bagley III does not have the same potential as doncic or ayton.

  • runningsuperska
    runningsuperska 9 months ago

    How tall is he? I'm not sure he mentioned it

  • Eddie Doyle
    Eddie Doyle 9 months ago +2

    Love people who are hating on this dude. Calling him trash and already labeling him a bust just because he’s from Europe. Wonder where those people went after the likes of Nowitzki and Porzingis blew up.

  • elsipotesal marroquin
    elsipotesal marroquin 9 months ago +1

    I give him 4 years to win nba championship and mbp garantee !!

  • archyleach
    archyleach 9 months ago

    Yeah, plays most like Harden but with less wiggle and is bigger and a little slower. But big enough to be more of a post threat and better rebounder, especially if gets a little stronger. Also a bit like magic and bird, should really study those two who excelled despite limited athletic ability. And should keep working on ball handling and shot.

  • HansBricks14
    HansBricks14 9 months ago

    Fuse him with Ricky Rubio.

  • Da Mobb
    Da Mobb 9 months ago

    shit, another 'great white hope' hype!

  • Dusty151
    Dusty151 9 months ago

    I’m excited about seeing him but I don’t expect too much for the first few years. 15 points 7 rebounds and maybe 4 assists a game would be a good rookie performance. He’s still really young.

    • Francisco Prieto
      Francisco Prieto 9 months ago

      I think he can average more assist and less rebounds. Only I miss a true shooter in Dallas. But Dirk opening the 4th and Smith creating with drible...maybe Luka should play P&R, P&P with Dirk and Jordan...good opportunity to increase his assit potential

  • Gabriel Miramontes
    Gabriel Miramontes 9 months ago +1

    This past draft was a horrible draft class. I do not believe anyone from this draft will be relevant in 4 years. There is a sad downward trend in 🏀

    • Francisco Prieto
      Francisco Prieto 9 months ago

      Not. Knox, Sexton, Ayton, Young...maybe none will be All Star in 2-4 years, but surely great players with talent and great roles in their teams. I guess Knox and Luka fight for ROY

    • Gabriel Miramontes
      Gabriel Miramontes 9 months ago +1

      Luka might be the only exception. Maybe.

  • Jomanro
    Jomanro 9 months ago

    Now, the Mavericks have him, Deandre Jordan AND Dennis Smith Jr. The NBA just got a lot more interesting.

  • wow956
    wow956 9 months ago

    He just needs more athleticism.

  • Tony Montana
    Tony Montana 9 months ago +1

    Better than lonzo hands down

  • Tyler Sykes
    Tyler Sykes 9 months ago +5

    So he a white lebron 😂..nice. this kid has a good future ahead. I hope his defense increases. Dirk will help him get better also.

  • Sam H
    Sam H 9 months ago

    DeAndre Doncic

  • t_goat
    t_goat 9 months ago +1

    Take away the traditional athleticism from Lebron and put in a perfectly balanced shot and threat beyond the arc, you have Doncic. The court vision and bball IQ are very very comparable.

  • Sport School
    Sport School 9 months ago +4

    It's so funny how people say Doncic is gonna be a bust... anyone that says that clearly is ignorant of the game of basketball... NO ONE WITH GREAT FUNDAMENTALS IS EVER A BUST... And to those geniuses that say that he's a bad athlete... he's not... he's an average athlete... so is Harden... but he's the MVP I think... hmmm... I guess Harden must have cheated...
    Anyway, the point is, whoever says Doncic will be a bust has no idea what basketball is and how it's really played...

  • Eric Jefferson
    Eric Jefferson 9 months ago

    Darko looked great also and that was per Joe Dumars.

    • Francisco Prieto
      Francisco Prieto 9 months ago

      In the past, the Gasol's and Dirk's hype made a disaster. Every 7 ft that can shoot was the next big thing...Nikola Thisisbilly (¿?), Milicic, even Bargiani...In Spain for example, the teams are very polite to give the team keys to a younger promise in this skills, Gasol was a risk when Barcelona decide to turn him into the starting five, he was gold, but a risk. Also his brother has to pass through a smaller team like Girona to show the Barsa staff that he can be a good spanish Sabonis, as he shown in the last 6 years, creator, rebounder and defender in the post position.

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 9 months ago

      Not really darko didnt do that much in europe. And it was the pistons fault not europe

  • treyla502
    treyla502 9 months ago

    let him get on a NBA regimine workout..speed and handle drills...and he will probably get ROTY

  • Yeral Yamil
    Yeral Yamil 9 months ago +4

    Phoenix and Sacramento will regret passing on him

  • Doubletake Broom
    Doubletake Broom 9 months ago +1

    Natural athleticism is always preferred but you can change your body and make yourself more quick and smooth in your movements. He should also strengthen his core and focus on explosiveness and handling. He could be a very good player.

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 9 months ago

      A lot of other players have to work on those things too. And doncic has a good base, 6'8-230, decent speed and hops.

  • That Dude Tyrell
    That Dude Tyrell 9 months ago

    They need some music to T-Up to instead of that Bs they played

  • Texas Cat
    Texas Cat 9 months ago +2


  • The Black Wing HQ
    The Black Wing HQ 9 months ago

    Doesn’t box out but he’s an “elite” rebounder? Struggles against athletic and long defenders? Gee... I wonder what type of players are predominantly in the L???? 🤔 He can’t stay in front of Euro league top talent.... and he’s going to somehow do that now vs NBA level talent???

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 9 months ago +1

      He was 18 playing against guys who were 30 and 260 pounds ofcourse its gonna be hard to box out. In college he would have had an easy time rebounding. And he doesnt really struggle against athletic/long defenders, he had one game where he didnt play well and ppl like to point to that. Everyone in the draft have had bad games and against way worse players than doncic. And he can stay infront of people.

  • Mad Wired 1
    Mad Wired 1 9 months ago

    Got a very good basketball mind but his quickness ain't great, no way he play point in the NBA. Like his size and weight but it's going to be difficult to separate from NBA players. Not as great in this era, would have been more dominate in Dirk's era, if you can't defend in this NBA you are getting exposed badly. Talented bud the lack of athleticism and lack of foot speed are huge red flags.

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 9 months ago

      Yea but so did every guy in college you wont beat your man every time. And the thing with him is in a lot of those clips he was 17, 18 playing against veterans with way more experience, so at times he will struggle against them. I honestly believe if you had put him in college, he'd been one of the better defenders because his IQ translates to defense too, and he's got good size, can steal/block and stay infront of most.

    • Mad Wired 1
      Mad Wired 1 9 months ago

      Moritz Sk No I like his game a lot I think he is mad talented but I'm a defensive guy just as much as I'm a offensive guy. Honestly I don't see the quick first step and at times he struggled against some Euro player of the dribble. Yes in transition he picks up a lot of speed but he also got burned quite a few times in iso situations. Let's just see what happens but he's a great offensive player with a high IQ!!

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 9 months ago

      Luka doncic doesnt have a bad first step for someone who's 6'8. We have to look at the plays he goes full speed not when he goes slow and looks for a pass. And he's made so many defensive plays in his career already, and has shown that he can move his feet. Because of his size and good hands he can switch on multiple positions too. And I wouldnt say harden is a supreme athlete. And curry definitely isnt. They get past defenders with handles not speed. To me the defense criticism is mainly because you ant really find much else to criticise him for, I guarantee he wont be a defensive liability moreso the opposite.

    • Mad Wired 1
      Mad Wired 1 9 months ago

      Moritz Sk Curry doesn't have great top speed but his first step is actually very good. Harden is a supreme athlete with one of the best 1st steps in the leauge, just doesn't have defensive skills. Also being 6'8 he needs to have quick feet and unfortunately he doesn't, he might get better if he trims down but at this point it looks like he might struggle a bit on defence.

    • Moritz Sk
      Moritz Sk 9 months ago

      Not true. Curry, Harden, Kyrie and a bunch of other guys are a lot worse defenders than doncic and mvp candidates. And he doesnt really lack athleticism, if you watch him in transition you can see he's fast for 6'8-230, faster than a lot of nba players, and he can jump too.

  • Alper Ozcan
    Alper Ozcan 9 months ago

    As much as I love to see Luka play, "does things never done before in Europe" is much far fetched. Drazen (RIP), Sabonis, Naumoski, Bodiroga comes to mind very quickly and countless others have been equally if not more successful at his age and his level. Let's wait and see, but I would love to see him grow into the best European PG ever.

  • Carefreeblues
    Carefreeblues 9 months ago

    Consider that porzingis, who is now an all star, did not perform anywhere near doncic’s level during his time in Europe.

    • Jan Bremec
      Jan Bremec 9 months ago

      He played for Sevilla which is not in Euroleague and he was in B team.

  • will carter
    will carter 9 months ago

    A 6”8 point 🤔

  • Gareth Baker
    Gareth Baker 9 months ago

    Mario Hezonja

  • J
    J 9 months ago +2

    From these clips Luka looks to be just fine athletically...yea he’s not Russ or Lebron out there but who is?

  • jord9308
    jord9308 9 months ago +2

    The Hawks trading this guy is the main reason NOBODY will go to their games. Shoddy organization- no star NBA players want to come there.
    Plz sell the team to somebody with brains AND $$$

  • 1891 Hoops
    1891 Hoops 10 months ago +4

    We think Luka's going to be ROY.

  • GeneralEY 23
    GeneralEY 23 10 months ago +2

    With athleticism being truly his only question mark, I can see him immediately making an impact in Dallas. Will be in the top 3 for ROY, predicting averaging around 16/5/6 a game.

  • LQI
    LQI 10 months ago

    trim a little fat, develop some muscles, try to remove his habitual stepbacks

    CHRISPY68 10 months ago

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  • Andre Darden
    Andre Darden 10 months ago

    Another Ricky Rubio.

    • Francisco Prieto
      Francisco Prieto 9 months ago

      With better shooting skils. For sure. And less ath. skils, bigger but strongher.

  • Shannon Sharpe
    Shannon Sharpe 10 months ago

    and hes really a big body at 6'8 nearly 230 pounds. big body? 6'8? 230 pounds? excuse lebron James 6'8 280 pounds BIG BODY

  • Michael O
    Michael O 10 months ago +2

    he gonna go captain america on you guys

  • Meen Balla
    Meen Balla 10 months ago

    LETS BE REAL, he cant get past a Black man, he's food

  • Meen Balla
    Meen Balla 10 months ago

    NBA is gonna expose this lil boy, 1st of all he wont be a PG, hes gonna be a SF 2nd of all hes not athletic so he wont even be able to guard Justice Winslow let alone a Otto Porter Jr or a Giannis Antetokounmpo...We're looking at an 11 5 and 5 player...DiVincenzo would bruise him

    • Matej -Mak-Jerman
      Matej -Mak-Jerman 3 months ago

      HA HA HA

    • andz c
      andz c 10 months ago

      Meen Balla haha same thing they exposed curry? do u understand team defense? dirk was not known one on one defender but when he is in the game team plays more defense

  • lil Coolio
    lil Coolio 10 months ago

    he's about to get killed

  • Michael Boluso
    Michael Boluso 10 months ago

    Better than lonzo🤐🤐🤐🤐

  • TheLongWind 1984
    TheLongWind 1984 10 months ago

    Are we sure he's not just good against Porzingas?

  • Eswebb Walker
    Eswebb Walker 10 months ago

    if this kid fails in the nba, he will make nba teams think harder on euro players

  • Niel Magat
    Niel Magat 10 months ago

    more like lebron but not that athletic

    • andz c
      andz c 10 months ago

      yup more of a james harden

    • AlphaDwg
      AlphaDwg 10 months ago +1

      Nah if he pans out he's going to be James Harden 2.0

  • Steve710
    Steve710 10 months ago

    Once he hits the court against some real players he won't look as good. He's in for a rude awakening. He might eventually develop. But he will have to work very hard.

  • RJ Buckets
    RJ Buckets 10 months ago +1

    Luka The Euro MVP 🇸🇮 Wonder Boy ✨