2024 NBA Mock Draft

By Mike Elworth.

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Updated: Jan. 24, 2024.




Mike’s 2024 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 16-30

1. San Antonio Spurs: Alexander Sarr, PF, France

The huge 7-foot big man is an elite athlete and a defensive monster who has so much two-way talent. The Spurs just need to pick the biggest talent available, which is Sarr. Also, he would fit with Victor Wembanyama well.

2. Detroit Pistons: Ja’Kobe Walter, G, Baylor

The Pistons have a ton of young talent, so they would just be wise to take the best prospect who makes the most sense. Walter is a pure scorer and a big-time shooter at 6-foot-5 who would fit to perfection with Cade Cunningham for Detroit.

3. Washington Wizards: Isaiah Collier, PG, USC

The 6-foot-5 Collier is a very talented scorer and playmaker, and as the Wizards need a point guard and simply, talent, the fit is strong. He also has all-star potential, which they need.

4. Charlotte Hornets: Nikola Topic, G, Serbia

The 6-foot-7 point guard has elite scoring and point guard skills, averaging 20-8 in the Adriatic League, which is a very talented international league. He would be a perfect fit for the Hornets.

5. Portland Trail Blazers: Zaccharie Risacher, F, France

Risacher is an elite foreign prospect who at the minimum will be a big-time three-and-D player, but also has the potential to be a star. Assuming they trade Jerian Grant, forward will be a huge need for the Trail Blazers.

6. Utah Jazz: Reed Sheppard, G, Kentucky

The 6-foot-3 guard is one of the biggest college prospects of the decade, according to advanced statistics. He is one of the country’s elite defenders and shooters and has shown strong playmaking talents. The Jazz could use a 3-and-D talent of his skill next to the very promisng Keyonte George.

7. Memphis Grizzlies: Matas Buzelis, F, USA

The 6-foot-10 Buzelis is with the Ignite, and although he recently had a severe ankle injury, he has the size, athleticm and skill of an uber-talented starter. The Grizzlies still need a small forward to replace Dillon Brooks.

8. Houston Rockets: Cody Williams, F, Colorado

The 6-foot-8 forward is a big-time scoring prospect who is incredibly efficient and will continue to improve his scoring with time. The Rockets have an abundance of young talent, but Williams fits as a scoring combo forward.

9. Atlant Hawks: Kyle Filipowski, PF, Duke

The Hawks need a scoring big man and simply, talent, as they are about to retool. Filipowski is 7-foot and arguably the No. 1 scoring big for the 2024 NBA Draft. He can also play the four and the five, giving him increased value as a pro.

10. San Antonio Spurs: Ron Holland, F, USA

The 6-foot-7 Holland has had a pretty mediocre season for the Ignite, but he is still a big-time offensive talent. The Spurs simply must add talent, and Holland could start as a rookie.

11. Chicago Bulls: Donovan Clingam, C, Connecticut

The 7-foot-2 big man is one of the nation’s elite rebounders and shot-blockers, plus is a strong and efficient scorer. The Bulls need a young big man, and Clingam could become their next starting five.

12. Cleveland Cavaliers: Zach Edey, C, Purdue

The 7-foot-4 center could win his second Big Ten Player of the Year award, averaging 22-10 and two blocks for a contender. The Cavaliers could really use a scoring big man, and Edey’s fit with Evan Mobley would be almost perfect.

13. Los Angeles Lakers: Kel’el Ware, C, Indiana

Ware has had an excellent sophomore season, and he was quite smart to return to college and transfer out of Oregon. He’s an efficient scorer who has some range and blocks almost two shots a game. The Lakers really need a quality center, and Ware fits their need.

14. Orlando Magic: Yves Missi, C, Baylor

Missi is a legitimate center prospect with great vertical pop on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he is one of the best rim protectors in college basketball. His great catch radius and athletic ability, meanwhile, make him a lob threat at all times offensively. Missi doesn’t bring much of post game, hasn’t attempted a three and is a poor free throw shooter, but he will be a valuable presence around the rim for any team that selects him.

15. Portland Trail Blazers: Robert Dillingham, G, Kentucky

The electric 6-foot-3 guard is an elite scorer and shooter, a talented playmaker and a pesky defender. He would be a steal for the Trail Blazers and could become an ace sixth man.


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By Mike Elworth.

Follow Mike @MikeElworth24. For site updates follow @walterfootball.






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