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Former NBA coach David Blatt predicts that 19-year-old Dallas Mavericks player Luka Dončić will be named 2019’s Rookie of the Year. “I told everyone he was the best player in the draft,” Blatt said Monday, speaking at Calcalist’s Forecast 2019 conference in Tel Aviv. “Stephen A. Smith is clueless at basketball,” Blatt said, referring to several comments made by the ESPN commentator favoring 2018 first draft pick DeAndre Ayton. “(Dončić) is hands down the best player in the draft,” Blatt said. – via