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NBA Draft

The best quotes from top picks at the NBA Draft

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Trae Young speaks with media (Getty Images)

The star-studded 2018 NBA Draft class features a number of players expected to make an immediate impact with their respective teams.

Follow live for the best quotes from each of the top picks as they sit down to talk with the media…

Deandre Ayton, Suns

"I want to be the best two-way player in the NBA."

On playing with Devin Booker: "Next to Devin Booker, the two-man game will be very deadly."

On making an immediate impact: "I will let my work ethic speak for itself"

Marvin Bagley III, Kings

"Live in the moment, be in the moment, never take anything for granted."

On the hardest part of being a rookie: "Adjusting and learning about new parts of the game."

Jaren Jackson Jr., Grizzlies

"You have to embrace that type of pressure… I'm coachable on and off the court."

On playing with Mike Conley: "He's an All-Star… one of the most humble guys…He leads by example. Him, Marc Gasol and all those guys…it's going to be fun."

Luka Doncic, Mavericks

"I want to make the playoffs with the Dallas Mavericks"

On playing with Dirk Nowitzki: "Amazing. He's a legend everywhere. I'm really happy to be a part of his career…he will be a great mentor."

Collin Sexton, Cavaliers

"LeBron let's make history. You came up short last year, but let's change it."

On the possibility of playing with LeBron : "I'd be able to learn a whole lot and get better. It doesn't really matter (if he does or doesn't leave), I will do whatever the team needs me to do."

Michael Porter Jr., Nuggets

"I expect to be the best player in this class, but every player should expect that. So it's no disrespect to any of these guys."

On his health and frustrations with being taken 14th: "I'm doing good, I'm feeling good. I'm not disappointed at all, this is all a blessing."

Kevin Knox, Knicks

On impressing the crowd: "Porzingis got booed 100 times…the booing means nothing… A lot of people were iffy about the decision but I'm here to prove people wrong."

Mo Bamba, Magic

"I thnk I have all the intangibles to be a star in this league. But what's most important to me is making an impact."

On the parallels between playing chess and basketball: "It's all about strategy and it's all about thinking…Defense leads to offense and when you can trick the opposing player, it tends to be pretty good."

On playing for the Magic: "It's not a one-man show down there… When I look at the roster, we have a great team. Between Aaron (Gordon), Jonathan (Isaac) and Bismack (Biyombo), I'm excited to get down there and learn from them."

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