2018 NBA Draft: Ayton and Bagley go 1 & 2, Distraught Porter dropped to No. 14

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DeAndre Ayton goes No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns/Yahoo.

Ayton goes No. 1, Embiid disagrees.

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BROOKLYN — For the first time in franchise history, the Phoenix Suns selected at the top of the NBA Draft and, if everything goes as planned, they won’t have to do it again. That’s because the moribund Suns snatched Deandre Ayton with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s draft from Brooklyn, New York — making the former Arizona center one of an NBA record-tying 18 one-and-done players selected. “Having my name called being the first pick for the Phoenix Suns was mind-blowing,” Ayton said.

“Having all that confidence leading up to that point when I saw [NBA commissioner] Adam Silver come out, I was just waiting for my name,” Ayton continued. “He just called it and my mind went blank. I just did the routine everyone else is supposed to do and I just soaked in and enjoyed the moment.

“I saw the reaction on my mom’s face and it was just priceless.”

Ayton has already drawn comparisons to Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid. Both standing over 7-feet, their physical traits are similar. But, according to Embiid, that’s about all they have in common.

“Don’t compare Ayton to me…,” Embiid tweeted.

“I play DEFENSE!”

Damn, that’s cold.

Duke forward Marvin Bagley was selected with the second overall pick.

Oklahoma guard Trae Young went 5th.

Mizzou star Michael Porter dropped all the way to 14th.

Ouch!

Did you watch the draft?

If so, who were the winners and losers?

Share your thoughts below.

22 comments

  1. JesusismyKing777

    Kings Summer League going to be LIT…Harry Giles, Bogdan, Marvin Bagley, DeAaron Fox…Frank Mason, Justin Jackson…dang

  2. Wtf Michael porter jr no.14

  3. Mpj is about to be a problem 👀, in my opinion he’s about to prove so many people wrong & show that he is the best player in this draft 💪🏼

  4. Deandre Ayton is only 19 and engaged/married already? Lol I’m pretty sure most of their gfs now will either stay for their riches or leave them

  5. HT logistics3434

    The fashion in this draft is hilarious 😅😅😅😅😅

  6. Winner of this draft: the suns
    Loser of this draft: the sixers

  7. Long Live Waydrek

    76ers did Mikal dirty.

  8. Micheal Powell

    Now maybe Trae Young can afford to buy some pants

  9. Feel sad for Mikal Bridges he looked excited and ecstatic to be a 76er only to get traded 40 minutes later, I knew something like this would happen though 76ers weren’t to big in this year’s draft not many players can add to this 76ers team other than depth this proves they will be going all out for LeBron.

  10. Deandre Ayton is going to be the next Michael Olowokandi. All this hype just to be another bust.

  11. The winners of this Draft are Nuggets definetely, Michael Porter will be next KD believe me…

  12. I’m afraid trae Young’s hair will fall off

  13. Kevin Goatrant for MVP #ItsStillFuckStephCurry

    This proves the 1 and done rule is bullshit. Michael Porter would have went #1 overrall in last years draft coming out of high school. But they made him go to college and he ended up getting hurt and lost millions of dollars all because of some dumb rule

  14. The real winner of this draft is the Dallas Mavericks

  15. Winners- Dallas(luka) and suns (ayton)
    Losers- knicks
    Steals- lakers (moritz) hornets (miles bridges) denver(porter) cleveland (sexton)

  16. mrcooldeadly85

    Biggest Loser is Lavar Ball and the BBB. Kinda hurts your brand if Gelo ends up in the G-league. Don’t know why fans think Lavar this genius in basketball when he was garbage player himself.

  17. Nuggets, Suns, Mavs won the draft by selecting MPJ, Ayton, and Luca. Sixers, Kings lost the draft by trading away twice and took Bagley over Doncic

  18. Aint no white boy going number 1 ever😂😂😂

  19. Marvin Bagley = BUST

  20. Dallas got a good ass pick

  21. NBA hates whites

    this is officially a black league

  22. the NBA is gay

    the NFL is better

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