Updated 2024 NBA Mock Draft And Draft Lottery Results

NBA Draft Lottery

Draft Lottery day is always one of the most exciting days of the year for draft nerds. We go through months of mock drafts not knowing what the actual draft order will be or which teams will be picking at the very top of the draft. Then there’s the lottery show itself, the suspenseful spectacle of the presentation of the results, leading up to the big reveal of which team has won the top pick.

The Hawks have won the 2024 draft lottery and will have the dubious honor of trying to pick the best player out of a group of good but not great prospects. Will they add Alexandre Sarr to their front court? Or perhaps go with one of the talented wings? It seems like it’s time for some sort of shake up in Atlanta, either with a big trade of one of their star guards or some other move. Adding Sarr (or whoever they pick at no.1) will be a step in the right direction.

The Wizards have been one of the doormat franchises in the NBA for the past two seasons but now have a chance to add another key piece to the rebuild with the no.2 pick. I’d be leaning towards a high usage guard like Nikola Topic but it’s hard to know what they will do with this pick. This is going to be one of those drafts where we don’t know what’s going to happen until it happens.

The Rockets jumped up to the no.3 spot and will have a very interesting decision to make. There will be a handful of big time talents on the board with that pick. Will they go with a primary ball handler like Topic or Rob Dillingham, a wing like Risacher or add depth and talent to their front court with Sarr or Donovan Clingan. In this mock I have them selecting Clingan to anchor the defense, although it’s kind of an awkward fit with emerging star Alperen Sengun.

Zaccharie Risacher might be the first pick in the draft (he’s no.1 on multiple big boards and mocks) but in this mock I have him falling a few spots to the Spurs at no.4. He’d be a good fit in San Antonio and would provide a French connection with Wemby.

The Raptors lost out today with their pick falling to no.8 and so conveying to the Spurs. They tanked hard over the second half of the season but, despite their best efforts, weren’t able to land a high lottery pick this year.

Here are the lottery results

  1. Hawks!!Alexandre SarrC – Perth Wildcats, NBL (France) – HT: 7-1 – WT: 217 – WING: 7-5 – Int.05 – The Hawks have won the NBA Draft Lottery and could look to add the immensely talented Alexandre Sarr to their front court. Sarr has a chance to be really good and would bring a whole new dimension to the ATL team. He’s got elite defensive traits and big upside on the offensive side as well. Top French Prospects
  2. WizardsNikola TopicPG – Serbia – HT: 6-6 – WT: 201 – WING – Int.05 The Wizards need help at the point guard position and are now in a great position to add an elite passer with awesome court vision and basketball instincts in Nikola Topic. Topic is back in action after missing time with an injury and is regaining a lot of draft buzz. Elite 15
  3. RocketsDonovan ClinganC – UConn – HT: 7-2 – WT: 260 – WING: NA – So – The Rockets could go a number of ways here but in this mock they add an elite defensive anchor and emerging offensive talent in Donovan Clingan. Clingan flew up draft boards over the second half of the season and is now very much in the top 5 conversation.
  4. SpursZaccharie RisacherSF – JL Bourg (France) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 6-10 1/2 – Int.05 – If Topic is off the board the Spurs could look to add another Frenchman in Risacher, who has had an up and down year but his productivity playing against pros at just 18 years old can’t be overlooked. He’d bring size on the wing with excellent shooting and standout defense. Top French Prospects
  5. PistonsStephon CastleSG – UConn – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – Even though the Pistons need shooting help they should go with the best player available here. Castle brings defensive intensity and athleticism to the guard position and this addition could open up the option for the team to trade either Ivey or Thompson.
  6. HornetsMatas BuzelisSF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-10 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-10 – USA04 – The Hornets didn’t have any lottery luck but can still add another talented piece in Buzelis, who is probably more of a high-end role player than a star. After a slow start Buzelis improved over the course of the season and is very much in the high lottery conversation. He’s an all around talent who can dribble, pass and shoot, although he needs to get more consistent from 3 and from the FT line. Elite 25
  7. BlazersDalton KnechtSG – Tennessee – HT: 6-6 – WT: 204 – WING: NA – Sr – A big time shooter and a big time athlete with a pro ready game, Dalton is a fierce competitor and clutch shot-maker. He’d be a dream pick for a playoff-ready team but could also bring a steady presence to the young Blazers roster.
  8. Spurs (from Raptors) – Robert Dillingham –  PG – Kentucky – HT: 6-2 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – A walking bucket at the PG position, Dillingham can score off the bounce and from deep and has really proved himself as a passer. He’s a bit undersized for the pro game but is a dynamic player who changes the pace of the game when he’s on the court. He’s be an awesome addition to the Spurs backcourt.
  9. GrizzliesCody Williams –  SF – Colorado – HT: 6-8 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – Williams had an up and down year but his flashes of upside are special. He’d be a nice addition on the wing for the Grizzlies, giving them a high upside talent to develop.
  10. JazzReed Sheppard –  SGKentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 187 – WING: NA – Fr – An elite 3pt shooter with high BBIQ and feel for the game, Reed finished the season shooting a ridiculous 52% from 3pt land. He’s also a pesky defender with great hands, who plays with intensity. He has some limitations but the production is off the charts and the tape doesn’t lie. The Jazz need a lead guard and Sheppard would be an interesting pairing with Keyonte George
  11. BullsRon Holland –  SF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-8 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – Holland is a powerful and explosive athlete on the wing who has shown huge improvements in his shot-making and self-creation abilities but still has a lot of development ahead of him. If his 3pt shot is for real he’ll be a high level starter and possible star. He’s one of the youngest players in the draft class.
  12. Thunder (from Rockets) – Tidjane SalaunPF – Cholet, France – HT: 6-10 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-4 – Int.05 – The Thunder have a stacked roster and can afford to swing for the fences here. Saluan is a long, athletic and talented combo forward with immense upside. He’s a high energy player, an awesome driver and impressive 3pt shooter for his size (although the percentages need to improve). He has a chance to be special – a boom or bust, home-run swing type of pick. Top French Prospects
  13. KingsZach Edey –  C – Purdue (Canada) – HT: 7-3 1/4 – WT: 306 – WING: 7-10 1/2 – Sr – The Kings could use a difference maker in the paint. Edey has some question marks about how his game will translate to the NBA; can he defend at the NBA level and keep up with the speed of the game? But he’s also an impactful presence in the paint and could bring big production in short spurts.
  14. Blazers (from Warriors) – Yves MissiC – Baylor (Cameroon) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Fr – The Warriors pick stays at no.14 and is conveyed to the Blazers. They could use a young, mobile and athletic big like Missi who has huge upside as a defender. His best basketball is far ahead of him and he’s just scratching the surface of how good he can be. He’s getting more comfortable with the ball in his hands and showed impressive flashes on the offensive end during his freshman season.

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Here are the lottery odds for each non-playoff team

Team nameNo. 1 pick oddsTop 3 pick odds
Pistons14%40.1%
Wizards14%40.1%
Hornets13.3%38.6%
Trail Blazers12.5%36.6%
Spurs10.5%31.6%
Raptors (1-6, if 7+ conveys to Spurs)9%27.6%
Grizzlies7.5%23.4%
Jazz (1-10, if 11+ conveys to Thunder)6%19%
Rockets (via Brooklyn)4.5%14.5%
Hawks3%9.9%
Bulls2%6.6%
Rockets (1-4, if 5+ conveys to Thunder)1.3%4.3%
Kings1%3%
Warriors (1-4, if 5+ conveys to Blazers)0.5%1.7%