When the Dallas Mavericks selected Luka Doncic in the 2018 NBA Draft, they knew they were doing so with the future in mind. Luka is a generational talent that has already shown that he can be a star in this league, and the Mavs knew they had to have him. Despite falling in the 2018 draft on lottery night, the Mavs made the necessary move to get their guy.
This move had some important changes with it, though. Dallas had the third worst record in the league and the third best odds to get the top pick.