The triumph capped the Euroleague season,
quickly turning attention to whether or not Doncic will leave
Spain to join the NBA next season.
"I will tell about all at the right time," Doncic, who scored 15
points on eight field-goal attempts in the win, told ESPN after
the game. "Right now I just want to celebrate with my team. Soon
I will tell."
The 19-year-old Slovenian star told Eurohoops.net last week that
he was not yet sure about his NBA plans, saying, "We have yet to
make this decision. Perhaps after the season."
Doncic has until June 11 to withdraw from the NBA draft, which
will be held June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The 6-foot-8 point forward is widely considered a top-five
prospect and a possible contender to go first overall to the
Phoenix Suns, who won last week's lottery. Newly hired Suns head
coach Igor Kokoskov coached Doncic and the Slovenian national
team last year as it won the first European Championship in the
The Suns are also expected to consider Arizona center DeAndre
Ayton and Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, among others, and
general manager Ryan McDonough said earlier this week he is open
to a trade.
If Doncic doesn't go first overall, ESPN reports the "growing
consensus among NBA decision-makers" at Sunday's championship
game is that the Sacramento Kings (picking second) and the
Atlanta Hawks (third) would pass on the Slovenian for a
state-side talent, making it possible Doncic could be available
to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 or Dallas Mavericks at No. 5.
--Field Level Media
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