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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:52 am    Post subject: NBA 2024 Draft Mock Ups

Thanks, NBA.com, for compiling these. I used to go to each website over the years and have to find them. I will update these as the sites continue to update them as well.

For now, early mock ups for the NBA Draft 2024. The top ones here are just picks 1-14. Will find more later:

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MOST COMMON PICKS

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No. 1 (Hawks): Zaccharie Risacher (4), Alex Sarr (4)

No. 2 (Wizards): Alexandre Sarr (4)

No. 3 (Rockets): Reed Sheppard (4)

No. 4 (Spurs): Nikola Topic (3)

No. 5 (Pistons): Matas Buzelis (3)

No. 6 (Hornets): Stephon Castle (3)

No. 7 (Trail Blazers): Donovan Clingan (4)

No. 8 (Spurs): Nikola Topic (3)

No. 9 (Grizzlies): Dalton Knecht (3)

No. 10 (Jazz): Robert Dillingham, Ron Holland, Cody Williams (2)

No. 11 (Bulls): Ron Holland (3)

No. 12 (Thunder): Cody Williams (3)

No. 13 (Kings): Devin Carter, Ja’Kobe Walter (2)

No. 14 (Trail Blazers): Ron Holland, Kel’el Ware (2)


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1. Alexandre Sarr | Atlanta Hawks

Perth Wildcats (Australia) | Position: F/C | Height: 7-1
Status: International
Most Common: 1,2 (4)

An impact player on defense who’s been growing into a larger role at the other end. Should offer immediate complementary help with the potential for more.

2. Zaccharie Risacher| Washington Wizards

JL Bourg-en-Bresse (France) | Position: G/F | Height: 6-8
Status: International
Most Common: 1 (4)

Looks the part and has all the two-way ability to deliver on that potential. The floor is high, but so is the ceiling. What will he reach?

3. Reed Sheppard | Houston Rockets

Kentucky | Position: G | Height: 6-3
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 3 (4)

Sharpshooting and award-winning freshman for the Wildcats, who elevated right on up the Draft boards, especially given the open field.

4. Donovan Clingan | San Antonio Spurs

Connecticut | Position: C | Height: 7-2
Status: Sophomore
Most Common: 7 (4)

A defensive anchor for the back-to-back NCAA champs, and should provide a steadying presence once he’s adjusted to the pro game. The offensive potential is there.

5. Stephon Castle| Detroit Pistons

Connecticut | Position: G | Height: 6-6
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 6 (3)

Will do what needs to be done, whatever it is, whichever end of the floor. A move on the ball could unlock another level.

6. Matas Buzelis | Charlotte Hornets

G League Ignite | Position: F | Height: 6-8
Status: G League
Most Common: 5 (3)

Big forward with a shooting touch that escaped him in a single season playing for Ignite. Its return could deliver a big win for a team willing to bank on that.

7. Nikola Topic | Portland Trail Blazers

KK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) | Position: G | Height: 6-6
Status: International
Most Common: 4 (3)

A tall guard with a deft passing touch and the ability to create opportunities for himself and others, the upside play here is a bet that the knee is stable and the outside shot comes around.

8. Dalton Knecht | San Antonio Spurs

Tennessee | Position: G/F | Height: 6-6
Status: Senior
Most Common: 9 (3)

Capitalized on a transfer to Tennessee, putting up 25-plus points while scoring all kinds of ways, but especially from deep. The seasoned transition could be smoother than most.

9. Tidjane Salaun | Memphis Grizzlies

Cholet Basket | Position: F | Height: 6-9
Status: International
Most Common: 8 (2), 12 (2)

Raw 18-year-old projects as a rangy, switchable defender who can capitalize on strong off-ball instincts and a developing shot from range.

10. Robert Dillingham | Utah Jazz

Kentucky | Position: G | Height: 6-3
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 9 (2), 10 (2)

The shooting is there, and he’s a certified bucket. But the size limitations kick in when playmaking isn’t the thing, which means adjust or overcome.

11. Ron Holland | Chicago Bulls

G League Ignite | Position: F | Height: 6-6
Status: G League
Most Common: 11 (3)

Athletic and explosive swingman who held his own in the G League, even as turnover problems and shooting woes put a cap on his game.

12. Cody Williams | Oklahoma City Thunder

Colorado | Position: F | Height: 6-9
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 12 (3)

Brother of Thunder prodigy Jalen, Cody has the game and physique to cleanly fit most styles, and all it takes is one team to believe the upside is real for a surprise shot up the board.

13. Devin Carter | Sacramento Kings

Providence | Position: G | Height: 6-2
Status: Junior
Most Common: 12 (2), 13 (2)

A defensive standout with offensive potential to grow into, the ‘3-and-D’ mold seems like a firm floor. Combo guard with the chance to develop as a leading man.

14. Ja’Kobe Walter | Portland Trail Blazers

Baylor | Position: G/F | Height: 6-5
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 13 (2)

The shooting and defensive potential are there, and there’s a knack for finding ways to the line. Quick contributions could come, and playmaking might follow with time.


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ESPN.com

1. Zaccharie Risacher
2. Alexandre Sarr
3. Reed Sheppard
4. Stephon Castle
5. Matas Buzelis
6. Robert Dillingham
7. Donovan Clingan
8. Tidjane Salaun
9. Dalton Knecht
10. Nikola Topic
11. Ron Holland
12. Devin Carter
13. Ja’Kobe Walter
14. Cody Williams
Last updated: May 31


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The Ringer

1. Zaccharie Risacher
2. Alexandre Sarr
3. Donovan Clingan
4. Matas Buzelis
5. Reed Sheppard
6. Tidjane Salaun
7. Stephon Castle
8. Nikola Topic
9. Kel’el Ware
10. Cody Williams
11. Devin Carter
12. Zach Edey
13. Dalton Knecht
14. Ron Holland
Last updated: June 4


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The Athletic

Alexandre Sarr
Zaccharie Risacher
Reed Sheppard
Stephon Castle
Matas Buzelis
Dalton Knecht
Donovan Clingan
Nikola Topic
Robert Dillingham
Cody Williams
Ron Holland
Tidjane Salaun
Devin Carter
Jared McCain
Last updated: June 5


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Yahoo Sports

Zaccharie Risacher
Alexandre Sarr
Stephon Castle
Reed Sheppard
Tidjane Salaun
Matas Buzelis
Donovan Clingan
Ron Holland
Dalton Knecht
Robert Dillingham
Nikola Topic
Cody Williams
Kyshawn George
Kel’el Ware
Last updated: June 4


Code:
Bleacher Report

Zaccharie Risacher
Alexandre Sarr
Reed Sheppard
Nikola Topic
Cody Williams
Donovan Clingan
Dalton Knecht
Stephon Castle
Robert Dillingham
Ron Holland
Matas Buzelis
Tidjane Salaun
Devin Carter
Kel’el Ware
Last updated: May 30


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NetScouts Basketball

Alexandre Sarr
Zaccharie Risacher
Reed Sheppard
Nikola Topic
Donovan Clingan
Stephon Castle
Robert Dillingham
Tidjane Salaun
Matas Buzelis
Dalton Knecht
Ron Holland
Cody Williams
Ja’Kobe Walter
Yves Missi
Last updated: May 30


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CBS Sports (Gary Parrish)

Alexandre Sarr
Reed Sheppard
Zaccharie Risacher
Nikola Topic
Matas Buzelis
Stephon Castle
Donovan Clingan
Ja’Kobe Walter
Dalton Knecht
Robert Dillingham
Isaiah Collier
Cody Williams
Kyle Filipowski
Ron Holland
Last updated: May 14


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CBS Sports (Kyle Boone)

Alexandre Sarr
Zaccharie Risacher
Donovan Clingan
Reed Sheppard
Dalton Knecht
Tidjane Salaun
Stephon Castle
Nikola Topic
Matas Buzelis
Ron Holland
Kyshawn George
Devin Carter
Johnny Furphy
Ja’Kobe Walter
Last updated: May 24


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SB Nation

Alexandre Sarr
Nikola Topic
Robert Dillingham
Ron Holland
Zaccharie Risacher
Matas Buzelis
Donovan Clingan
Stephon Castle
Reed Sheppard
Cody Williams
Isaiah Collier
Kyle Filipowski
Dalton Knecht
Tidjane Salaun
Last updated: May 12


Code:
USA Today/FTW

Alexandre Sarr
Nikola Topic
Reed Sheppard
Zaccharie Risacher
Matas Buzelis
Stephon Castle
Cody Williams
Rob Dillingham
Donovan Clingan
Dalton Knecht
Kyle Filipowski
Yves Missi
Isaiah Collier
Tidjane Salaun
Last updated: May 12


When time allows I will update this to show more than picks 1-14
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:35 am    Post subject:

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1. Atlanta Hawks — Donovan Clingan, 7-2, 280 U. of Connecticut.

Perhaps why there’s been so many rumors about so many potential No. 1 picks. Since the lottery last month, the consensus top pick has been one of the French guys, Zaccharie Risacher or Alex Sarr. But with Clint Capela rumored in trade, Onyeka Okongwu too slight for the middle as we saw against the Bulls in the play-in, and the Hawks without a lot of their future draft picks from the Dejounte Murray trade, a young project player doesn’t make sense. Clingan isn’t quite Karl-Anthony Towns, but he’s huge, has moved better and is closer to helping whomever remans between Murray and Trae Young.

2. Washington Wizards — Alexandre Sarr, 7-0, 225, Perth/France.

They do have time since they’re probably half a decade from the play-in. Sarr had been an early top projection with size and athletic ability at 19 years old, but he declined to work out for the Hawks. Looks like Trae’s reputation for waving his man through got overseas. Size is a good start and they need to start somewhere.

3. Houston Rockets — Stephon Castle, 6-6, 210. U of Connecticut.

Kentucky uncanny shooter Reed Sheppard has gotten the most mention here, but Ime Udoka prioritizes defense and as much as they need shooting (as most everyone but Boston does) it’s hard to see Houston with a 6-foot-1 defensively challenged guard who looks like a reserve. It’s why there’s been some interesting speculation about trading with Memphis for tough guy Marcus Smart, whom Udoka used to coach in Boston. If not, Castle fits the mold with size, defensive desire and Fred VanVleet is 30.

4. San Antonio Spurs — Zaccharie Risacher, 6-9, 200 France.

The U.S. can be a lonely place, so a friend for Wemby? He’s been projected in most mock drafts as the No.1 pick, a long, athletic, though being a project is sort of the problem for a team that indicated a commitment to expedite Wembanyama’s winning process. Probably too potentially talented to pass up.

5. Detroit Pistons — Matas Buzelis, 6-9, 200, G League Ignite.

The Hinsdale product via Lithuania has all that good stuff with versatility, shooting, athleticism. The problem with the Pistons and who knows with now new management and coaching staff and a demand from the owner to finally improve is how they can do it with another baby, albeit talented. Maybe Zach LaVine? It’s another pick that probably will be in play, though this isn’t a draft with teams knowing who’s worth giving up stuff for. It’s so confusing my prepositions are even going wild.

6. Charlotte Hornets — Dalton Knecht, 6-6, 215, U. of Tennessee.

He seems as certain as perhaps anyone in this draft as maybe not a star prospect, but a natural shooter and scorer who’ll fit in anywhere and make shots. The Hornets also have a new staff and similar to Detroit a community that needs some reward. They’re slowly adding talent and need shooting like you know, everyone, though LaMelo Ball’s health remains their pivot point.

7. Portland Trailblazers — Cody Williams, 6-6, 180 U. of Colorado.

They’re a hard to figure team with no apparent direction, though Jerami Grant may finally be on the way out. So Williams would be a reasonable wing replacement. They’re still sort of a schoolyard team and you wonder how long a run Chauncey Billups has there.

8. San Antonio Spurs — Reed Sheppard, 6-3, 180, U. of Kentucky.

The Spurs need shooting around Wembanyama, and Sheppard’s got the best percentages in the draft. He’d generally been speculated as a top three to five selection, so he’d make sense here. And a defender like Wembanyama can cover up for his on ball weaknesses, though with quick hands he gets steals like Chris Paul.

9. Memphis Grizzlies — Kel’el Ware, 7-0, 230, Indiana U.

This is a stretch for this first round, though as everyone reminds everyone we all have little idea who’ll eventually project higher. The Grizzlies are loaded with returning guards and wings, but have almost no one inside other than Jaren Jackson. Some of the mock drafts have Ware into the late 20s and some into the late teens. And if he’s not Edey huge, he’s mobile and perhaps vital support for Jackson.

10. Utah Jazz — Nikola Topic, 6-6, 205, Serbia.

Without the ACL injury, he was a top three to five pick for this draft as an impressive scoring point guard. The Jazz isn’t overtaking anyone in the loaded Western Conference and badly need a point guard, so he’s probably worth the wait.

11. Chicago Bulls — Devin Carter, 6-3, 195, Providence.

Once Alex Caruso was traded, he instantly made the most sense. There’s been noise about him and the Bulls and an alleged promise since the Combine in May. He’s not Caruso, but he does those things, defending with relentless abandon with an improving distance shot. Sure, the Bulls need size, but he could grow well with their new guard core.

12. Oklahoma City Thunder — Ron Holland, 6-7, 200 G League Ignite.

They like those big, athletic, switchable players and he’s a plus with good defense. He can add to a stable of impressive young athletes, though they still could use more shooting. OK, just ditto that for every team.

13. Sacramento Kings — Zach Edey, 7-4, 300, Purdue.

Did anyone say they need size and defense? Not sure about his defense in the wild wide open West, and perhaps a chance to trade since the Trailblazers even with Deandre Ayton are said to covet Edey but unsure about taking him with the No. 7 pick. Domantas Sabonis can’t do it alone.

14. Portland Trailblazers — Tidjane Salaun, 6-9, 200, France.

More from that French connection as the NBA is continuing to appreciate that French cuisine. He’s another who can cook in that profile of long and athletic, and perhaps just a best available here in their hodge podge of a roster.

15. Miami Heat — Rob Dillingham, 6-1, 165, U. of Kentucky.

After Kyle Lowry, he won’t look much bigger but better. We know Jimmy Butler wants to hang onto the ball, but Dillingham is more of the point guard they need and a good shooter who’ll work to become cultured.

16. Philadelphia 76ers — Jared McCain, 6-2, 205, Duke.

With pretty much no one on the payroll but Embiid and Maxey they could go in many directions. So default to shooting to continue to surround Embiid, who needs to get inside more. And if they have more shooters maybe he’ll avoid so many threes.

17. Los Angeles Lakers — Ja’Kobe Walter, 6-5, 200, Baylor.

Though we’ve heard this LeBron off the ball stuff before as the new coach suggested, but believe it when we see it and all that. LeBron always needs shooters around him, and assuming he’s seen enough of his son this guy will make some shots.

18.  Orlando Magic — Isaiah Collier, 6-3, 205, USC.

Said to personally know Bronny. They’ve stumbled around trying to find a playmaking guard, though their forwards do most of the facilitating. He’s a physical player who’ll defend and another guy worth a look at the point.

19. Toronto Raptors — Bub Carrington, 6-4, 200, U. of Pittsburgh.

Scottie Barnes is going to have the ball for them, but Carrington can be in support at the point as a tough shotmaker and playmaker.

20. Cleveland Cavaliers — Tyler Kolek, 6-1, 200, Marquette.

An older, senior player who can fit in with the rumors that they’ll look to trade Darius Garland and invest in Donovan Mitchell. He’s more ready to play with good shooting range.

21. New Orleans Pelicans — Terrence Shannon Jr., 6-6, 220. U. of Illinois.

You get the feeling someone may get a steal given the uncertainty regarding him with the since disposed of court case. They’re in for some changes, but he’s more ready to play and fits with the likes of Herb Jones with the toughness they want to bring to the game.

22. Phoenix Suns — Tyler Smith, 6-9, 225, G League Ignite.

They’re got the scorers and the shooters, so they need size. He’s also more on the offensive side, but that should mean plenty of opportunities considering his teammates.

23. Milwaukee Bucks — Tristan Da Silva, 6-8, 220, U. of Colorado.

He’s an excellent shooter with size who could play off Giannis, Lillard and Middleton. Could be a replacement for Bobby Portis if they’re in the trade market.

24. New York Knicks — Ryan Dunn, 6-6, 215 U. of Virginia

He’s defense and that’s Thibs. Some scouts label him the best defender in the draft class, though a poor shooter. But who knows with all those draft picks flying around from the Tuesday late night trade involving Mikal Bridges.

25. New York Knicks — Kyshawn George, 6-7, 210, U. of Miami.

Sort of coming to the best available category, though the Knicks picks are in play and you know they aren’t using multiple firsts from this draft. He’s a late comer to this draft with improved shooting and a good upside project.

26. Washington Wizards — Yves Missi, 6-11, 230 Baylor.

You could probably pencil them in (does anyone use pencils anymore?) for about anyone. So why not the size, and their top pick is the more athletic. Missi emphasizes the defense to provoke the misses.

27. Minnesota Timberwolves — Baylor Scheierman, 6-6, 205, Creighton.

He’s an older player who’d fit Minnesota’s ready-to-contend model with a reliable shot.

28.  Denver Nuggets — DaRon Holmes, 6-9, 235 Dayton.

Why do I start humming when I think about him, Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron. Perhaps the Nuggets will with their need for at least backup front court size and a feeling that they need to meet him on a Monday and have their heart stand still.

29. Utah Jazz — Johnny Furphy, 6-8, 190, U. of Kansas.

A good shooting prospect who began gaining attention from teams and was projected higher.

30. Boston Celtics — Kyle Filipowski, 6-11, 230 Duke.

More of a perimeter big man who can make shots and fits the Boston style like an Al Horford replacement, eventually.

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Pick 1
Zaccharie Risacher SF
FRANCE • 6'9" / 204 LBS

Pick 2
Alex Sarr C
FRANCE • 7'0" / 224 LBS

Pick 3
Reed Sheppard SG
KENTUCKY • FR • 6'3" / 181 LBS

Pick 4
Stephon Castle PG
CONNECTICUT • FR • 6'6" / 210 LBS

Pick 5
Matas Buzelis SF
G LEAGUE IGNITE • 6'8" / 209 LBS

Pick 6
Dalton Knecht SG
TENNESSEE • SR • 6'6" / 213 LBS

Pick 7
Donovan Clingan C
CONNECTICUT • SOPH • 7'2" / 280 LBS

Pick 8
Tidjane Salaun SF
FRANCE • 6'9" / 212 LBS

Pick 9
Cody Williams SG
COLORADO • FR • 6'7" / 178 LBS

Pick 10
Nikola Topic PG
SERBIA • 6'6" / 201 LBS

Pick 11
Devin Carter PG
PROVIDENCE • JR • 6'3" / 195 LBS

Pick 12
Ron Holland SF
G LEAGUE IGNITE • 6'7" / 197 LBS

Pick 13
Ja'Kobe Walter SG
BAYLOR • FR • 6'5" / 197 LBS

Pick 14
Kyshawn George SG
MIAMI (FLA.) • FR • 6'7" / 209 LBS

Pick 15
Rob Dillingham PG
KENTUCKY • FR • 6'1" / 165 LBS

Pick 16
Tristan da Silva SF
COLORADO • SR • 6'8" / 217 LBS

Pick 17
Jared McCain PG
DUKE • FR • 6'2" / 203 LBS

Pick 18
Carlton Carrington PG
PITTSBURGH • FR • 6'4" / 195 LBS

Pick 19
Zach Edey C
PURDUE • SR • 7'4" / 299 LBS

Pick 20
Johnny Furphy SG
KANSAS • FR • 6'8" / 189 LBS

Pick 21
Yves Missi C
BAYLOR • FR • 6'11" / 229 LBS

Pick 22
Tyler Kolek PG
MARQUETTE • SR • 6'2" / 195 LBS

Pick 23
Ryan Dunn SF
VIRGINIA • SOPH • 6'6" / 213 LBS

Pick 24
Kyle Filipowski C
DUKE • SOPH • 6'11" / 230 LBS

Pick 25
Isaiah Collier PG
USC • FR • 6'3" / 205 LBS

Pick 26
Cam Christie SG
MINNESOTA • FR • 6'5" / 190 LBS

Pick 27
Terrence Shannon Jr. SG
ILLINOIS • SR • 6'6" / 220 LBS

Pick 28
DaRon Holmes II PF
DAYTON • JR • 6'9" / 235 LBS

Pick 29
AJ Johnson PG
NBL AUSTRALIA • 6'4" / 167 LBS

Pick 30
Baylor Scheierman SG
CREIGHTON • SR • 6'7" / 201 LBS

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