Clutch Points

● By Brett Siegel
There are just about two weeks between now and the start of the 2024 NBA Draft. Once again, the focus leading up to the draft spotlights the decision that the Atlanta Hawks will be making with the first overall pick. Alex Sarr and Zaccharie Risacher are both in consideration for this top pick, but the Hawks can only end up with one of them. So far, very little separates the two French products during the pre-draft process. That is why various NBA mock drafts continue to argue in different directions regarding Sarr and Risacher. The key question heading into the NBA Draft isn't necessarily about Sarr and Risacher at the top of the draft. It is about Donovan Clingan, who many tend to believe is the best collegiate player in this draft class. A two-time national champion at UConn, Clingan has displayed all the tools to be an impactful two-way center in this league for many years to come. That is the reason why the Hawks have done their homework on him and why several other organizations are attempting to move up in this draft to snag him.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 30 of our

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