2018 NBA Draft: 5 first round steals

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2018 NBA Draft
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Many NBA franchises should be ecstatic about how their nights went, but these five players look like the biggest steals from the 2018 NBA Draft.

The 2018 NBA Draft lived up to the hype. Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III went first and second, but then chaos ensued. The highlight of the night had to be the trade of Luka Doncic for Trae Young. Both guys’ careers will be tied forever now. After the top five, the big men dominated the next couple of picks.

Every year, poor picks are made, letting great players slip to great teams. Sometimes that spills over into the second round. We saw that last year with Jordan Bell and Jonah Bolden both going outside the top 30. Guys like Eli Okobo and Mitchell Robinson fell this year as possible second round steals, but they weren’t the only ones.

First round steals were aplenty as well. Questionable picks allowing this to happen, including Grayson Allen at No. 21 to the Utah Jazz and Donte DiVincenzo at No. 17 to Milwaukee. Teams in the late 20s had a plethora of talent to choose from.

Between the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks, they had their picking of several great prospects. So without further ado, let’s take a look at who the five biggest first round steals were on draft night. Some solid guys who just missed the cut off were Landry Shamet at No. 26 to the Sixers and Josh Okogie at No. 20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves.