Thing about Doncic is even if we luck out and have a shot at him, where do we play him? If all goes as we hope and Hayward is back 100%, you have GH, J Brown, J Taytum, M Morris, Semi Ojeleye at the wing. Do you honestly draft Doncic to take minutes from that crew or back up Kyrie instead of taking one of the very talented players available at the 4 or 5?
I think you’d need to be convinced LD’s ceiling was much higher than the bigs. Someone like Ayton has a grown man body now - 7-foot and 260, lean and strong. There’s a picture of him next to D Howard at age 17 - he’s got the same body type(!) very fluid, and he can shoot. Barring an issue with his motor or B.B. IQ, someone like that slots into Baynes’ spot at 20 minutes/game right away and provides a major upgrade in talent.
All a pipe dream of course, barring lottery luck.... but hard not to indulge a little.