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2024 NBA mock draft: Atlanta Hawks projected to take Alex Sarr with No. 1 pick

The NBA Draft Lottery is over, and the were the big winners.

The NBA draft combine begins Monday in Chicago with more than 70 draft prospects expected to participate. Teams will have several executives and scouts in attendance as they begin to dig deeper into their draft analysis and who makes sense to draft.

The draft is wide open, even at the top where there is no consensus No. 1 pick 鈥 it could be Alex Sarr or Zaccharie Risacher, both from 91影视.

Who will the Hawks draft? What will the do with two top-eight picks? Can the find a player who can help turnaround losing seasons?

Let鈥檚 take a look at the post-draft lottery mock draft:

2024 NBA mock draft

1. Atlanta Hawks: Alex Sarr, Perth (Australia) Wildcats

Alex Sarr dunks during a game between Perth Wildcats and Tasmania Jackjumpers at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia on March 8, 2024.

Forward-center, 7-feet-1, 216 pounds, 19 years old

2023-24 stats: 9.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 51.6% FG, 71% FT

A strong defender and shot-blocker who plays with force on both ends; has good hands, uses his body well and though he doesn鈥檛 have the prettiest shot, he gets it to go in. His brother player, Olivier, is on two-way G League contract with Oklahoma City.

2. Washington Wizards: Zaccherie Risacher, JL Bourg (91影视)

Forward, 6-8, 200, 19

2023-24 stats: 9.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 42.8% FG, 34.1% 3PT, 71.3% FT

Has the scoring ability, size, length, quickness and athleticism teams are seeking in today鈥檚 NBA. Quick release on catch-and-shoots, is able to create off the dribble and runs the court well.

3. Houston Rockets Nikola Topic, KK Crvena Zvezda

Guard, 6-6, 200, 18

2023-24 stats: 18.4 ppg, 7.3 apg, 3.9 rpg, 50% FG, 25.8% 3PT, 86.2% FT

The Serbian point guard, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, has great size for his position; loves to drive to the rim and can finish with either hand; can shoot the 3 but will need to improve his percentage. Strong passer, not flashy, but sees the court and can make the right pass.

4. San Antonio Spurs: Rob Dillingham, Kentucky

Guard, 6-3, 176, 19

2023-24 stats: 15.2 ppg, 3.9 apg, 2.9 rpg, 47% FG, 44% 3PT, 80% FT

As a smaller guard, he is elite at creating own shot, through spot-up shooting or dribble penetration because of his speed and ball-handling. Will need to get stronger and improve shot selection. Even though Kentucky lost in the first round, Dillingham is a hot prospect.

5. Detroit Pistons: Stephon Castle, UConn

Guard, 6-6, 215, 19

2023-24 stats: 11.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.9 apg, 47.2% FG, 26.7% 3PT, 75.5% FT

While his stats don鈥檛 jump out, he is a big guard, who can slide in at the 4 when a situation dictates. Can create own shot but will be most useful on the defensive end to start career. He doesn鈥檛 force shots, picks his spots and was tough to defend in the tournament, scoring 21 against Alabama in the semifinals and 15 against Purdue in the final on a combined 13-for-26 shooting.

6. Charlotte Hornets: Reed Sheppard, Kentucky

Guard, 6-3, 187, 19

2023-24 stats: 12.5 ppg, 4.5 apg, 4.1 rpg, 2.5 spg, 54% FG, 52% 3PT, 83% FT

Can flat out score, especially off screens, using floaters or pulling up in transition. Lacks elite athleticism but handles ball well enough to warrant look at point guard. Will compete defensively, and rebounds well for his size.

7. Portland Trail Blazers: Donovan Clingan, UConn

Center, 7-2, 280, 20

2023-24 stats: 13 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.5 bpg, 63.9% FG, 58.3% FT

Clingan really improved his draft position as UConn won its second consecutive title. A strong big man with capable hands who is tough to defend in the low post; a worker on the glass, especially offensively and can operate in pick-and-rolls as the screener going to the basket. Has rim protecting skills. Playing away from the basket on both ends will be his challenge in the NBA.

8. San Antonio Spurs: Dalton Knecht, Tennessee

Guard, 6-6, 213, 23 (fifth season)

2023-24 stats: 21.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 47.4% FG, 40.5% 3PT, 75.8% FT

Strong on catch-and-shoot 3s, can drive to the basket with power and finesse and is athletic. Will need work defensively, and yes, he鈥檒l be 23 years old by the draft, but that shouldn鈥檛 be a detractor. He delivered great offensive performances late in the season, scoring 40 against Kentucky and 37 against Purdue in the Elite Eight.

9. Memphis Grizzlies: Ron Holland, G League Ignite

Guard, 6-8, 206, 18

2023-24 stats: 19.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.4 spg, 45.5% FG, 23.7% 3PT, 72.8% FT

Sustained season-ending thumb injury but showed his potential as a high-flying wing who flourishes off the dribble and in transition and likes to score; solid shot-blocker for his size; good body control while in the air. His 3-point shot needs improvement.

10. Utah Jazz: Matas Buzelis, G League Ignite

Forward, 6-10, 209, 19

2023-24 stats: 14.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.9 bpg, 45.3% FG, 26.1% 3PT, 69.6% FT

Good leaping ability, surprises with his dunks, soft shooting touch, plays through contact.

11. Chicago Bulls: Cody Williams, 91影视

Forward, 6-8, 190, 19

2023-24 stats: 11.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 55.2% FG, 41.5% 3PT, 71.4% FT

Williams鈥 perimeter defense and scoring ability make him a prime candidate for a top-five pick. Can get to the rim with ease, and finishes with power although listed at 6-8, 190 lbs. Has 3-point range, and his mid-range game is solid at the college level.

12. Oklahoma City Thunder: Isaiah Collier, Southern California

Guard, 6-5, 210, 19

2023-24 stats: 16.3 ppg, 4.3 apg, 2.9 rpg, 1.5 spg, 49% FG, 33.8% 3PT, 67.3% FT

Should be healed from hand injury suffered during season. Has an NBA-ready frame and gets to the rack and finishes. Still needs to work on inconsistent jump shot and can be a shut-down defender if he puts his mind to it.

13. Sacramento Kings: Ja'Kobe Walter, Baylor

Guard, 6-5, 195, 19

2023-24 stats: 14.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 37.6% FG, 34.1% 3PT, 79.2% FT

Typical 3-and-D player who will fit NBA teams looking for a shotmaker. Will need to make up deficiencies, such as questionable ball-handling skills. He competes defensively and rebounds well for a two-guard.

14. Portland Trail Blazers: Jared McCain, Duke

Guard, 6-3, 197, 20

2023-24 stats: 14.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg, 46.2% FG, 41.4% 3PT, 88.5% FT

An efficient scorer on a talented team, McCain has range from 3 and can shoot it off the dribble or on the catch. Made eight 3-pointers in a game twice this season, including 8-for-11 against James Madison in the NCAA Tournament.

15. Miami Heat: Tidjane Salaun, Cholet (91影视)

Forward, 6-9, 205, 18

2023-24 stats: 8.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 37.2% FG, 35.2% 3PT, 76% FT

Another athletic and lengthy wing from 91影视 who has immense offensive potential as a scorer. Can handle the ball and is focused on making the right play. The success of NBA rookies Victor Wembanyama and Bilal Coulibaly this season has put a spotlight on these young French players.

16. Philadelphia 76ers: Devin Carter, Providence

Guard, 6-3, 195, 22

2023-24 stats: 19.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.8 spg, 47.3% FG, 37.7% 3PT, 74.9% FT

Strong, physical guard who can score from multiple spots on the court and will post-up smaller guards. Provides outstanding rebounding and shot-blocking from his position. Son of former NBA guard Anthony Carter.

17. Los Angeles Lakers: Tristan da Silva, 91影视

Forward, 6-9, 220, 22

2023-24 stats: 16.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg, 49.3% FG, 39.5% 3PT, 83.5% FT

Displays a versatile and savvy skillset offensively, including ability to shoot 3s, cut to the rim, post up and run the offense. He played well in the tournament, making 9 of 16 3s.

18. Orlando Magic: Kyle Filipowski, Duke

Center, 7-0, 248, 20

2023-24 stats: 16.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.5 bpg, 1.1 spg, 50.6% FG, 34.8% 3PT, 67.1% FT

A low-post big who uses his size, strength and athleticism. As the screener on pick-and-rolls, he can step outside and hit 3s and go to the bucket for dunks and layups.

19. Toronto Raptors: Yves Missi, Baylor

Center, 7-0, 235, 20

2023-24 stats: 10.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 61.4% FG, 61.6% FT

Good athlete and is an effective rim protector and rebounder, but must work on offensive game, especially establishing post moves, to justify a possible lottery pick. Has trouble at free throw line and could add pounds to body to boost draft stock.

20. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kel'el Ware, Indiana

Center, 7-0, 242, 20

2023-24 stats: 15.9 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 1.5 apg, 58.6% FG, 42.5% 3PT, 63.4% FT

Solid defender and rebounder and runs the floor well for a 7-footer. Has tendency to disappear in games but is effective on pick-and-rolls and pick-and-pops. Tends to struggle defensively against bigger, stronger foes, but has an offensive game that can translate.

21. New Orleans Pelicans: Tyler Smith, G League Ignite

Forward, 6-11, 224, 19

2023-24 stats: 13.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 bpg, 47.4% FG, 36% 3PT, 73.2% FT

Definition of a stretch 4 and as a lefty, he can pick his spots and extend shooting range beyond free-throw line. Ability to space floor, but improvement on defensive end could set him apart from other bigs in this draft class.

22. Phoenix Suns: Zach Edey, Purdue

Center, 7-4, 300, 22

2023-24 stats: 25.2 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 2.2 bpg, 62.3% FG, 71.1% FT

Edey was outstanding in the tournament, leading Purdue to the title game where had 37 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the loss to UConn. Had 40 points and 16 against Tennessee in an Elite Eight game. Edey is a bear to defend in the low post, and he may just win the college player of the year award. But in the NBA, is he mobile enough, especially defensively, to keep up with style and pace?

23. Milwaukee Bucks: Bobi Klintman, Cairns (Australia) Taipans

Forward, 6-8, 225, 21

2023-24 stats: 9.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 44.3% FG, 79.3% FT

Likes to run the court, can score in transition or on drives to the bucket; does not have a textbook jump shot, but gets it to go down. Played one season at Wake Forest before going to Australia to start his pro career.

24. New York Knicks: Kevin McCullar Jr., Kansas

Guard, 6-7, 212, 23

2023-24 stats: 18.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.5 spg, 45.4% FG, 33.3% 3PT, 80.5% FT

Injury concerns aside, McCullar is an outstanding defender and productive scorer. One of oldest prospects in draft class, can also be a playmaker, and is slotted at a 2 or 3 at the next level.

25. New York Knicks: Kyshawn George, Miami

Guard, 6-8, 205, 20

2023-24 stats: 7.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 43% FG, 41.7% 3PT, 77.8% FT

Born in Switzerland, George is inconsistent as a scorer and playmaker, but has the ability to knock down 3s. Has shown enough as a scorer and rebounder with his size to attract first-round attention.

26. Washington Wizards: Tyler Kolek, Marquette

Guard, 6-3, 195, 23

2023-24 stats: 15.3 ppg, 7.7 apg, 4.9 rpg, 1.6 spg, 49.6% FG, 38.8% 3PT, 85.1% FT

A playmaker and scorer, especially off the dribble, Kolek sees the court well, operates with savvy in the pick-and-roll and is clever with his finishes at the rim. He has six double-doubles in points and assists this season.

27. Minnesota Timberwolves: Carlton Carrington, Pitt

Guard, 6-5, 190, 18

2023-24 stats: 13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.1 apg, 41.2% FG, 32.2% 3PT, 78.5% FT

Great size for guard who can play point and off the ball. Has range with his shot (he needs to become more proficient) and does a little bit of everything offensively, keeping teammates involved with his passing. He is a solid rebounder.

28. Denver Nuggets: Johnny Furphy, Kansas

Guard, 6-9, 202, 19

2023-24 stats: 9.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 46.6 FG%, 35.2% 3PT, 76.5% FT

Has moved up draft boards, especially with his play in Big 12 regular-season games but dropped a bit after conference and NCAA tournaments. Runs the court well, finishes in transition and can knock down spot-up 3s.

29. Utah Jazz: Ryan Dunn, Virginia

Guard, 6-8, 216, 21

2023-24 stats: 8.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.3 bpg, 1.3 spg, 54.8% FG, 20% 3PT, 54.8% FT

Dunn excels in transition but will need to improve his outside shot and offensive skills in halfcourt offense. Outstanding defender on the ball and as a shot-blocker using his length, strength and athleticism.

30. Boston Celtics: DaRon Holmes II, Dayton

Forward, 6-10, 235, 21 years old

2023-24 stats: 20.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.1 bpg, 54.4% FG, 38.6% 3PT, 71.3% FT

Holmes combines strength, finesse and footwork for a game that works well at the rim. He can finish with either hand, operates in the pick-and-roll. He鈥檚 a not a high-volume 3-point shooter, but has shown improvement and an ability to make the shot.

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