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Months of speculation, rumors, analyzing (and plenty of overanalyzing) have led us to the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft, one of the NBA's biggest yearly events. The 2024 NBA Draft will begin Wednesday night, where all the questions we have -- about who goes No. 1, about where Bronny James will land, about how far Donovan Clingan slips -- will finally be answered.

With the draft officially on our doorstep, I've got one final mock to end all mocks in the space below. It's the only on the website that goes two rounds deep replete with all 58 picks, and will be updated continuously over the next day if trades roll in and as we gather more intel on potential landing spots.

There remains lots of balls in the air as teams jockey to the finish line and posture up until the final hour. As we've seen in recent years, even the most consequential picks may not be decided -- or at least revealed -- until draft day itself. That'll keep us on our toes up until the draft, and we'll be prepared to be flexible with our projections until the draft gets started on Wednesday.

Let's dive in.

Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Zaccharie Risacher SF
France • 6'9" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
PPG
10.1
RPG
3.8
APG
0.9
3P%
35.2%
The betting markets have flipped in recent days to launch Risacher over Alex Sarr as the favorite to go No. 1 overall. Atlanta is reportedly still considering both Frenchmen as well as Donovan Clingan, and I'm not yet counting out Sarr entirely, but Risacher is looking like the pick for now.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Alex Sarr C
France • 7'0" / 224 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
PPG
9.7
RPG
4.4
BPG
1.3
Sarr looks like the pick for Washington at No. 2 as things stand. He's a big and skilled center with excellent shot-blocking abilities and promising shooting potential.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Kentucky • 6'2" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
PPG
12.5
RPG
4.1
APG
4.5
3P%
52.1%
Houston grabs the most potent 3-point shooter in the draft. Sheppard rated in the 100th percentile (!) in jump shots as a true freshman at Kentucky and was aces as a catch-and-shoot weapon to boot. He adds playmaking on both ends as a passer and defender.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Connecticut • 6'6" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
San Antonio
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
PPG
11.1
RPG
4.7
APG
2.9
3P%
26.7%
Spurs need backcourt help to surround Victor Wembanyama, and they get it here with a potential star in Stephon Castle. He's a defensive stalwart at the point of attack and a selfless do-it-all guard who can create when necessary.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Matas Buzelis SF
G League Ignite • 6'9" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
2nd
PPG
14.1
RPG
6.6
APG
1.9
3P%
27.3%
Buzelis has been rising behind the scenes in recent weeks and seems to be in the mix for Detroit here with his blend of size and shooting ability. He had a down season shooting the ball with G League Ignite but has a smooth shooting stroke that should translate and make him a supersized combo forward who can space the floor.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Tennessee • 6'5" / 212 lbs
Projected Team
Charlotte
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
PPG
21.7
RPG
4.9
APG
1.8
3P%
39.7%
Knecht was the best player in the SEC with Tennessee last season after a winding career that started in the JUCO ranks. He's a five-year college player who turned 23 earlier this year but has an exciting blend of athleticism and shot-making that should translate from day one.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Connecticut • 7'2" / 282 lbs
Projected Team
Portland
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
2nd
PPG
13
RPG
7.4
APG
1.5
BPG
2.5
Clingan has the second-best odds to go No. 1 overall on draft night but could be a potential faller if he doesn't go to Atlanta with the top pick. The fits for teams picking in the top six may not be ideal for varying reasons, but Portland stops the slipping here to pair him with 2023 No. 3 pick Scoot Henderson.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Tidjane Salaun PF
France • 6'9" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
San Antonio
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
4th
PPG
9.0
RPG
4.0
APG
1.0
3P%
32.9%
San Antonio adds another French star to its ranks in Salaun, who has familiarity with Victor Wembanyama, with both their sisters having played together previously on the FIBA circuit. Salaun's a stellar shooter with length.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Colorado • 6'7" / 178 lbs
Projected Team
Memphis
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
3rd
PPG
11.9
RPG
3
APG
1.6
3P%
41.5%
Despite playing through multiple injuries last season at Colorado, Williams as a freshman thrived with the Buffaloes as a do-it-all combo guard who shot lights out from 3 and profiles as a catch-and-shoot threat. That's a skill set that could make him a nice role player even on a deep Grizzlies team expecting to be a factor in the West.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Nikola Topic PG
Serbia • 6'6" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Utah
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
3rd
PPG
18.4
RPG
3.6
APG
7.1
Topic is a wild card after being diagnosed earlier this month with a partially torn left ACL. He's the best passer in this draft and was a top-five talent prior to the injury, though, so a smart team might be wise to take the discount and think longer term.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Providence • 6'2" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
4th
PPG
19.7
RPG
8.7
APG
3.6
3P%
37.7%
Few have had a better pre-draft process than Carter, who broke a combine record in the 3/4-court sprint and tied for the best max standing vertical leap at 42 inches. He's coming off a Big East Player of the Year season for Providence and has improved as a shooter. That could make him a ready-made 3-and-D weapon with playmaking to boot.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Ron Holland SF
G League Ignite • 6'7" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Oklahoma City
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
3rd
PPG
19.5
RPG
6.7
APG
3.1
3P%
24%
A former Texas signee who spent last season with G League Ignite, Holland has the physical frame and multi-faceted toolset to become the best player in a wide-open class. The former No. 1 recruit could find a home in OKC where Sam Presti tends to bet on toolsy wings with upside.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Baylor • 6'4" / 198 lbs
Projected Team
Sacramento
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
2nd
PPG
14.5
RPG
4.4
APG
1.4
3P%
34.1%
Walter showed all the tools that made him a five-star prospect during his one season at Baylor. He has the array of athleticism and quick-trigger shooting to make for an easy NBA projection. He'll need to improve his shooting and touch overall, but at 19 years old with his track record as a gunner, I'd buy into him here at the back of the lottery.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Kentucky • 6'1" / 164 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
2nd
PPG
15.2
RPG
2.9
APG
3.9
3P%
44.4%
Washington reportedly acquired this pick on draft night in sending Deni Avdija to Portland. The deal would net the Wizards a second lottery pick to pair with Alex Sarr, and here, we have them taking one of the most electric offensive guards in the class in Dillingham, whose defensive questions are glaring but whose offense is as dynamic as any in the draft.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Miami (Fla.) • 6'8" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
8th
PPG
7.6
RPG
3
APG
2.2
3P%
40.8%
Miami keeps a local talent close to home in selecting Miami product Kyshawn George, a Swiss star, in the city. George had a superb freshman season with the Hurricanes where he shot 40.8% from 3 and flashed the size-skill-scoring combo to become a potentially dynamic wing in the league.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Colorado • 6'8" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
6th
PPG
16
RPG
5.1
APG
2.4
3P%
39.5%
Da Silva is a big wing who was a great shooter at Colorado. He's one of the oldest prospects in the draft but also one of the most NBA-ready players because of his ability to score off cuts, catch-and-shoot attempts, dribble handoffs and in isolation.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Duke • 6'2" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Lakers
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
6th
PPG
14.3
RPG
5
APG
1.9
3P%
41.4%
After hiring a podcaster to become its head coach earlier this week, L.A. may find part-time TikToker McCain an appealing option here at No. 17. It helps that his game would fit in L.A., too. He can do a little of everything from either guard spot and shot nearly 42% from 3-point range last season.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Pittsburgh • 6'5" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Orlando
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
7th
PPG
13.8
RPG
5.2
APG
4.1
3P%
32.2%
A diverse shot-maker and creator, Carrington is seen as a potential lottery talent who has the tools to develop into something special. He was a surprise one-and-done who could help add to Orlando's diverse young roster.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Purdue • 7'4" / 299 lbs
Projected Team
Toronto
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
7th
PPG
25.2
RPG
12.2
APG
2.0
A Toronto native who dominated the last two seasons in college basketball at Purdue, Toronto brings one of its own back home at No. 19. Edey is a polarizing prospect in draft circles but his size, developmental trajectory and sheer dominance at the highest level of the sport can't be ignored.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Kansas • 6'8" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
5th
PPG
9
RPG
4.9
APG
1
3P%
35.2%
You have to do some projecting here to buy into Furphy because of his limited role at Kansas and hit-or-miss production. However, he can shoot it great from anywhere on the floor and has the ball skills to be an attacker off the bounce. Could be a nice developmental piece for the Cavs, who don't quite have a player stylistically who plays like him.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Baylor • 6'11" / 229 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
PPG
10.7
RPG
5.6
APG
0.4
In a draft where two 7-footers might go inside the top three picks, Missi -- somehow -- has been overlooked after a solid freshman season at debut. He was good as a shot-blocker and rated out well as a roll man.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Marquette • 6'1" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Phoenix
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
8th
PPG
15.3
RPG
4.9
APG
7.7
3P%
38.8%
Phoenix is seemingly very interested in Kolek given his prolific college career and win-now skill set that could help with Kevin Durant in town. He's an elite distributor who plays a selfless style and has developed into a well-rounded offensive weapon as a scorer, too.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Virginia • 6'6" / 214 lbs
Projected Team
Milwaukee
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
5th
PPG
8.1
RPG
6.9
APG
0.8
3P%
20%
The best and most NBA-ready defensive prospect in this draft lands in Milwaukee. Dunn has some question marks about his offensive skill set but his playmaking on defense should earn him a role in the NBA.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Duke • 6'11" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
New York
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
3rd
PPG
16.4
RPG
8.3
APG
2.8
3P%
34.8%
New York adds some insurance to its frontcourt and its various moving pieces with a 7-footer in Kyle Filipowski who led Duke in scoring last season and shot 35% from 3-point range as a sophomore. He's a huge body with a modern game ready to contribute for a Knicks team that's primed to compete atop the East.
Round 1 - Pick 25
USC • 6'3" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
New York
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
5th
PPG
16.3
RPG
2.9
APG
4.3
3P%
33.8%
Collier's a dynamic downhill driver who has excellent court vision and plays an exciting brand of basketball as a scorer and distributor. He could give the Knicks a change of pace when Brunson takes breathers and develop into a key piece of the team's foundation in time.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Minnesota • 6'5" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
11th
PPG
11.3
RPG
3.6
APG
2.2
3P%
39.1%
With Sarr already in the fold, Washington takes a swing on a young developmental player in Christie who has a ton of upside as a long wing with shooting skills.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Illinois • 6'6" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
8th
PPG
23.0
RPG
4.0
APG
2.3
3P%
36.2%
Shannon was found not guilty in his rape trial earlier this month, potentially clearing the way for teams to feel more comfortable taking him in the first round. He was one of the best players in the Big Ten last season and could add depth to a contending Wolves team.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Dayton • 6'9" / 236 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
1st
PPG
20.4
RPG
8.5
APG
2.6
3P%
38.6%
There's been plenty of buzz around Holmes in recent weeks after a strong pre-draft process in which he impressed NBA teams with his maturity and poise. He was one of the most productive players in college hoops last season for Dayton, where he averaged 20.4 points per game and dominated both inside and out.
Round 1 - Pick 29
AJ Johnson SG
NBL Australia • 6'4" / 167 lbs
Projected Team
Utah
PROSPECT RNK
46th
POSITION RNK
12th
PPG
2.9
RPG
1.3
APG
0.7
The counting stats playing in the NBL last season don't jump off the page, but Johnson is a former five-star recruit who is seemingly in the process of turning promise and potential into production after catching the eyes of evaluators at the combine.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Creighton • 6'6" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Boston
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
6th
PPG
18.5
RPG
9
APG
3.9
3P%
38.1%
Scheierman was one of the big winners of combine week after standing out in the scrimmages. He's an older prospect but could produce instant value for a contenting Celtics team that has shown it values size and shooting.


Mock Draft
Round 2
Round 2 - Pick 31
Kentucky • 6'6" / 209 lbs
Projected Team
Toronto
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
7th
PPG
8.8
RPG
3.4
APG
0.9
3P%
36.5%
Ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Prospect Rankings entering the 2023-24 season, Edwards dominated in Canada for Kentucky before underwhelming as a freshman. Toronto brings him back up north to see if it can revive his old form as a former five-star with lottery tools.
Round 2 - Pick 32
Sweden • 6'9" / 212 lbs
Projected Team
Utah
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
9th
PPG
9.7
RPG
4.8
APG
0.7
3P%
36%
Klintman has a great frame and a shot that looks like it will project. At 6-9 with his movement skills, there's a lot to like about his long-term potential as a do-it-all wing.
Round 2 - Pick 33
California • 6'6" / 218 lbs
Projected Team
Milwaukee
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
7th
PPG
19.6
RPG
6.8
APG
3.5
3P%
36%
Tyson was a breakout star in college hoops last season for Cal, averaging 19.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He's a strong rebounder for his position and a versatile offensive weapon who could add spacing around Giannis in Milwaukee.
Round 2 - Pick 34
Kansas • 6'5" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
Portland
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
10th
PPG
18.3
RPG
6
APG
4.1
3P%
33.3%
Portland adds to its supporting cast with another big wing shooter in McCullar who had a career year last season with Kansas and has consistently shown improvement since beginning his college career at Texas Tech.
Round 2 - Pick 35
Juan Nunez PG
Spain • 6'4" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
San Antonio
PROSPECT RNK
48th
POSITION RNK
13th
A Spanish point guard with great passing vision and creative handles, Nunez could bolster the Spurs' attempt at deepening their backcourt via the draft to help pair with No. 4 overall pick Stephon Castle.
Round 2 - Pick 36
Pacome Dadiet SF
France • 6'7" / 187 lbs
Projected Team
Indiana
PROSPECT RNK
61st
POSITION RNK
8th
PPG
6.4
APG
0.3
RPG
1.6
Dadiet grew up playing point guard before booming up to 6-foot-9 and slotting into more of a wing role. He's versatile on and off the ball with his unique background.
Round 2 - Pick 37
Indiana • 7'0" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
6th
PPG
15.9
RPG
9.9
APG
1.5
3P%
42.5%
I'd be a bit surprised if Ware fell this far -- much less out of the first round -- but his range feels wider than most projected first-rounders. The former five-star is coming off a career year at Indiana after transferring to Oregon and has seemingly answered questions about his drive and work ethic that plagued him early as a prospect.
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Round 2 - Pick 38
San Francisco • 6'6" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
New York
PROSPECT RNK
63rd
POSITION RNK
7th
PPG
14.2
RPG
10.2
APG
3.6
With a 7-2 wingspan and a 9-foot standing reach, Mogbo's blend of ball-handling and passing at his size caught the eyes of onlookers at the combine. That's helped him climb into early second-round territory.
Round 2 - Pick 39
Tyler Smith PF
G League Ignite • 6'9" / 224 lbs
Projected Team
Memphis
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
4th
PPG
13.4
RPG
5.0
BPG
1.0
Smith is a stretch big who quietly had a strong season for G League Ignite shooting it from deep and showcasing his athleticism. He has a five-star pedigree and flashed enough to get first-round looks for a team in this range looking to develop a big for the future.
Round 2 - Pick 40
Houston • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Projected Team
Portland
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
9th
PPG
12.9
RPG
3.7
APG
6.3
3P%
30.9%
Unanimous vote-getter on the First Team All-Plays The Right Way. Shead's a demon on defense who can dazzle with his speed and passing. Dynamic scorer.
Round 2 - Pick 41
Clemson • Sr • 6'8" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
3rd
PPG
18.3
RPG
6.4
APG
1.4
3P%
31.5%
The on-court/off-court metrics for Clemson with and without Hall last season are staggering. The big man has a skilled game on the interior and is coming off a career year in which he averaged 18.3 points per game.
Round 2 - Pick 42
Weber State • 6'6" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Charlotte
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
10th
PPG
20.8
RPG
9.8
APG
5.2
3P%
32.4%
A four-year college player at Weber State, Jones developed into a force as the alpha for the Wildcats, eventually winning Big Sky POY honors as a senior. He's got a menu of skills and a willing worker whose game will fit -- in some way -- in the NBA.
Round 2 - Pick 43
Arizona • 6'6" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
47th
POSITION RNK
13th
PPG
11.5
RPG
5.9
APG
1.8
3P%
38.7%
One of the most explosive forwards in the class. He's an older prospect who spent five years in college, but he consistently got better each year, culminating with a career final season with Arizona.
Round 2 - Pick 44
Washington State • 6'6" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
54th
POSITION RNK
18th
PPG
12.6
RPG
4.6
APG
1.2
3P%
41.7%
Wells has been a consistent riser during the predraft process but piqued the most interest after producing at a high level after as a transfer to Washington State from Sonoma State. Big frame, great shooter who has length on defense.
Round 2 - Pick 45
North Carolina • 6'5" / 234 lbs
Projected Team
Sacramento
PROSPECT RNK
36th
POSITION RNK
11th
PPG
12.2
RPG
8.8
APG
2.2
3P%
38.5%
After transferring from Stanford to UNC, Ingram embraced a new role and flourished as a glue guy who added size, toughness, rebounding and shooting. He made a career-best 38.5% from 3-point range largely off catch-and-shoot plays.
Round 2 - Pick 46
UCLA • 6'8" / 243 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Clippers
PROSPECT RNK
38th
POSITION RNK
7th
PPG
12.4
RPG
5.9
APG
1.2
It's hard to find role players this late in the draft but Bona and his always-hot motor might be one. He's a gifted vertical athlete who brings energy and anticipation to the defensive side, where he thrives as a shot blocker.
Round 2 - Pick 47
Nikola Djurisic SF
Serbia • 6'7" / 209 lbs
Projected Team
Orlando
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
11th
PPG
14.4
RPG
2.7
APG
3.4
3P%
33.0%
In an interview with HoopsHype this month, Djurisic described himself like this: "I would say I'm like a less athletic, like taller, Anthony Edwards. Not like the dunking and all that stuff, but like three-level scorer ..." That's either the best description a player has made of themself or the funniest. Either way, it seems like theft getting a taller Anthony Edwards at 47 for Orlando.
Round 2 - Pick 48
Baylor • 6'7" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
San Antonio
PROSPECT RNK
62nd
POSITION RNK
19th
PPG
12.2
RPG
5.7
APG
1.4
3P%
41.2%
Bridges made significant strides last season as a 3-point shooter at Baylor, burnishing his reputation as a 3-and-D prospect. He rated 85th percentile on catch-and-shoots and was 91st percentile on 3-pointers, per Synergy data.
Round 2 - Pick 49