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2024 NBA Mock Draft: Kentucky’s Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard go Nos. 2-3; Lakers go together with Zach Edey

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Projected Group

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

9.7

RPG

4.4

APG

0.9

3P%

29.8%

This draft class could not possess a real “generational” expertise, however Sarr continues to be a strong comfort prize. Sarr is without doubt one of the finest two-way skills within the draft, and his capturing generally is a actual swing ability. The Hawks may have a foundational piece to construct round heading right into a (possible) rebuild if Sarr lives as much as the hype.

Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’1″

/ 165 lbs

Projected Group

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

thirteenth

POSITION RNK

fifth

PPG

15.2

RPG

2.9

APG

3.9

3P%

44.4%

Watching Dillingham at Kentucky final season jogged my memory of two former guards John Calipari coached throughout his tenure in Lexington: Malik Monk and Tyrese Maxey. Dillingham is an elusive playmaker who can get to the basket with ease. Whereas there could also be considerations about his measurement and protection on the subsequent degree, the upside makes him a candidate to grow to be one of the best participant within the class when it is all mentioned and performed.

Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 181 lbs

Projected Group

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

seventh

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

12.5

RPG

4.1

APG

4.5

3P%

52.1%

Sheppard compiled one of the environment friendly seasons in faculty basketball historical past whereas coming off the bench for Kentucky. Sheppard is a gifted athlete and an elite shooter. Each of these abilities will translate to the subsequent degree and will make him the purpose guard of the long run for the Rockets.

Connecticut

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Group

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

third

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

11.1

RPG

4.7

APG

2.9

3P%

26.7%

The Spurs hit the lottery (actually and figuratively) final yr after they chosen Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 decide. The Spurs are in a chief place to make one other splash with two top-10 picks. San Antonio’s largest want is level guard, and Fort has expressed a need to play that place on the subsequent degree. If Fort improves his 3-point capturing, the Spurs may have one other constructing block for his or her rebuild.


Zaccharie Risacher


SF

France

• 6’9″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Group

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

10.6

RPG

3.6

APG

1.0

3P%

38.8%

Risacher is a talented ahead with super capturing upside, which is why he is one of many prime candidates to be chosen No. 1 total. The Pistons ought to take one of the best accessible participant left on the board. If Risacher falls to No. 5, Detroit should not hesitate to make him the choice.

Tennessee

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Group

Charlotte

PROSPECT RNK

eighth

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

21.7

RPG

4.9

APG

1.8

3P%

39.7%

Knecht took faculty basketball by storm this previous season by reworking from mid-major star to first-team All-American. In a draft crammed with unproven prospects, Knecht is without doubt one of the most secure bets due to his elite shotmaking capacity. With the Hornets already having a franchise level guard in LaMelo Ball, Knecht can be an ideal 1-2 punch subsequent to former No. 2 decide Brandon Miller.

Connecticut

• Soph

• 7’2″

/ 280 lbs

Projected Group

Portland

PROSPECT RNK

eleventh

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

13

RPG

7.4

APG

1.5

3P%

25%

With the Path Blazers having a crowded backcourt crammed with younger stars, it is sensible to take Clingan right here. The previous UConn star can grow to be the defensive anchor within the center that each staff covets. Clingan had a block share of 11.4% (per Kenpom.com) — ok for seventh within the nation.


Matas Buzelis


SF

G League Ignite

• 6’8″

/ 209 lbs

Projected Group

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

sixth

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

14.3

RPG

6.9

APG

1.9

3P%

27.3%

Buzelis’ draft vary appears to be a combined bag. The Spurs should not go up the chance to draft a talented wing. Buzelis might want to develop his isolation scoring, as he tends to show the ball at a excessive price when in isolation.

Windfall

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Memphis

PROSPECT RNK

ninth

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

19.7

RPG

8.7

APG

3.6

3P%

37.7%

The Grizzlies want a win-now kind participant from this class, and Carter suits that invoice completely. Carter is a tough-nosed defender who can rebound at a excessive degree. His testing numbers on the NBA Draft Mix had been among the many finest in his class.


Nikola Subject


PG

Serbia

• 6’6″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Group

Utah

PROSPECT RNK

fifth

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

15.1

RPG

3.4

APG

5.7

3P%

30.6%

The most recent harm information about Topić’s knee is trigger for concern and will lead to him dropping on draft night time. The Jazz seem like in rebuild mode and would have the luxurious of letting him take his time to heal (nonetheless lengthy which may be) to be their level guard of the long run. Topić is not going to blow you away together with his velocity with the ball, however he performs in management. He is well worth the swing at No. 10.


Ron Holland


SF

G League Ignite

• 6’7″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Group

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

20.6

RPG

6.6

APG

3.2

3P%

24%

It is fairly surprising how Holland is not a consensus lottery decide. Whereas Holland’s athleticism is obvious, his defensive potential intrigues me. He has fast palms and tends to get into passing lanes whereas defending off the ball. When unsure, take the participant who was previously the top-ranked participant in his recruiting class.

Colorado

• Fr

• 6’7″

/ 178 lbs

PPG

11.9

RPG

3

APG

1.6

3P%

41.5%

Williams to the Thunder is sensible for a mess of causes. The apparent one is his older brother, Jalen Williams, is a rising star on the Thunder. The opposite is that he might be one of the best two-way wing within the class. The Thunder have a treasure chest of future picks, and drafting a participant who as soon as had buzz as a possible No. 1 total decide is super worth on the finish of the lottery.

Dayton

• Jr

• 6’9″

/ 235 lbs

Projected Group

Sacramento

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

20.4

RPG

8.5

APG

2.6

3P%

38.6%

Sacramento Kings common supervisor Monte McNair has tended to draft older gamers (Tyrese Haliburton, Davion Mitchell, Keegan Murray, Colby Jones, and so forth) together with his draft picks since taking on the group. Holmes suits that invoice and would fill a necessity on Sacramento’s roster for a rim-protecting stretch massive.


Tidjane Salaun


SF

France

• 6’9″

/ 212 lbs

Projected Group

Portland

PROSPECT RNK

tenth

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

9.0

RPG

4.0

APG

1.0

3P%

32.9%

Salaün is hovering up draft boards as of late, and there is a actual probability he’ll find yourself as a lottery decide. On this mock, the Path Blazers chosen Clingan with their first lottery decide. Drafting Salaün on the finish of the lottery fills the necessity for a wing on a roster filled with gifted guards.

Colorado

• Sr

• 6’8″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Group

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

thirtieth

POSITION RNK

tenth

PPG

16

RPG

5.1

APG

2.4

3P%

39.5%

Da Silva is an enormous wing who was a terrific shooter at Colorado. Da Silva is without doubt one of the oldest prospects within the draft. He’s additionally one of the NBA-ready gamers due to his capacity to attain off cuts, catch and shoot makes an attempt, dribble handoffs, and in isolation.

Duke

• Fr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Group

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

fifteenth

POSITION RNK

sixth

PPG

14.3

RPG

5

APG

1.9

3P%

41.4%

Arguably one of the best 3-point shooter in his class, McCain was elite in flattening pictures from past the arc in transition. McCain initiatives as extra of an off-ball guard on the subsequent degree, however his robust rebounding abilities make him outfitted to thrive on the subsequent degree.

Purdue

• Sr

• 7’4″

/ 299 lbs

Projected Group

L.A. Lakers

PROSPECT RNK

twenty seventh

POSITION RNK

fifth

PPG

25.2

RPG

12.2

APG

2

3P%

50%

Edey is arguably essentially the most polarizing participant on this class due to how assorted his draft vary is. The 2-time Naismith Participant of the 12 months was essentially the most dominant power within the sport due to his measurement and energy. Edey may function the Lakers’ backup heart to Anthony Davis or play subsequent to him whereas holding down the paint.

Baylor

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Group

Orlando

PROSPECT RNK

seventeenth

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

14.5

RPG

4.4

APG

1.4

3P%

34.1%

Walter’s 3-point capturing will likely be his swing ability. As for all the pieces else, he’ll have to be extra aggressive in driving to the basket and attending to his spot on mid-range jumpers. Walter shot 214 3-pointers, in comparison with 160 pictures from contained in the arc.

USC

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Group

Toronto

PROSPECT RNK

twelfth

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

16.3

RPG

2.9

APG

4.3

3P%

33.8%

The previous No. 2 recruit from the 2023 cycle handled a hand harm mid-way by means of his season at USC that sidelined him for a few month. After his return, Collier confirmed why he was among the best freshmen in his class. Collier is some extent guard constructed like a center linebacker, and his robust body permits him to bully his solution to the rim. The numbers additionally do not do it justice to how expert of a passer Collier is.


Tyler Smith


PF

G League Ignite

• 6’9″

/ 224 lbs

Projected Group

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

thirty first

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

13.4

RPG

5.0

APG

1.2

3P%

36.4%

Smith knocked down 36% of his 3-pointers this previous season for G-League Ignite. The southpaw can stretch the ground, and his wingspan (7-foot-1) may intrigue NBA decision-makers.

Baylor

• Fr

• 6’11”

/ 229 lbs

Projected Group

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

twenty second

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

10.7

RPG

5.6

APG

0.4

3P%

0

Missi is one in every of my favourite prospects on this class due to his ability set as a rim runner and shot blocker who can be very fluid together with his actions. Missi is not going to knock down a ton of jumpers and 3-pointers within the NBA, however his athleticism can fill a necessity for a Pelicans staff in want of a backup heart.

Pittsburgh

• Fr

• 6’4″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Phoenix

PROSPECT RNK

twentieth

POSITION RNK

seventh

PPG

13.8

RPG

5.2

APG

4.1

3P%

32.2%

In his first sport as a school participant, Carrington recorded a triple-double. He is a stat sheet stuffer who may give the Suns an affordable and dependable choice at level guard. Carrington has been a draft riser all through the method. His flooring seems to be within the mid-to-late first spherical.

Duke

• Soph

• 6’11”

/ 230 lbs

Projected Group

Milwaukee

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

16.4

RPG

8.3

APG

2.8

3P%

34.8%

Filipowski might be essentially the most expert participant offensively his measurement on this class. He can stretch the ground and bruise inside. Filipowski is extra of a 4 than a 5 on the subsequent degree, however his archetype is what NBA groups are in search of.

Indiana

• Soph

• 7’0″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Group

New York

PROSPECT RNK

thirty seventh

POSITION RNK

sixth

PPG

15.9

RPG

9.9

APG

1.5

3P%

42.5%

With Isaiah Hartenstein set to grow to be a free agent this offseason, the Knicks may benefit from drafting a middle. After an up-and-down freshman season at Oregon, Ware transferred to Indiana, the place he turned his profession round and put himself again within the dialog as a first-round decide.

Kansas

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 189 lbs

Projected Group

New York

PROSPECT RNK

twenty first

POSITION RNK

fifth

PPG

9

RPG

4.9

APG

1

3P%

35.2%

Furphy continues to be a uncooked prospect, however he confirmed flashes in his restricted manufacturing at Kansas on why his abilities can translate. Furphy has good measurement for an off-ball guard or massive wing, and his 3-point capturing is his biggest energy.

Sweden

• 6’9″

/ 212 lbs

Projected Group

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

twenty fifth

POSITION RNK

eighth

PPG

10.2

RPG

4.7

APG

0.9

3P%

33.7%

The previous Wake Forest ahead took his skills abroad and performed for the Cairns Taipans of the Australian Nationwide Basketball League (NBL) this previous season. Klintman is without doubt one of the largest boom-or-bust prospects within the draft. He’s a confirmed 3-point shooter, and his defensive versatility is a swing ability.

Creighton

• Sr

• 6’7″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Group

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

thirty third

POSITION RNK

eighth

PPG

18.5

RPG

9

APG

3.9

3P%

38.1%

Scheierman will flip 24 this September, which suggests he may have an opportunity to grow to be the oldest first-round decide since Chris Duarte went thirteenth total in 2021. Scheierman is a high-volume shooter from distance who can rating in varied methods from exterior.

California

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 218 lbs

Projected Group

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

twenty fourth

POSITION RNK

seventh

PPG

19.6

RPG

6.8

APG

3.5

3P%

36%

Tyson can be the right decide for an skilled staff lower than a yr faraway from successful an NBA title. Tyson was Cal’s No. 1 choice final season. He’s a confirmed two-way wing who may contribute to the rotation from Day 1.

Weber State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 235 lbs

Projected Group

Utah

PROSPECT RNK

nineteenth

POSITION RNK

fifth

PPG

20.8

RPG

9.8

APG

5.2

3P%

32.4%

Jones is one in every of 4 gamers because the 1992-93 faculty basketball season to publish not less than 1,500 factors, 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists, and 200 steals in a profession. The Jazz are heading towards a rebuild, so touchdown Topić and an in-state faculty star (Jones) can be a major haul.

Marquette

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Boston

PROSPECT RNK

thirty second

POSITION RNK

eighth

PPG

15.3

RPG

4.9

APG

7.7

3P%

38.8%

The Celtics are on the verge of successful their first title since 2008. There aren’t many holes on one of many deepest rosters within the affiliation, however they might profit from including a confirmed guard like Kolek, who can run the purpose in a backup function.

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