Memphis Commercial Appeal

● By Damichael Cole
The clock is ticking, and we’re just about three weeks away from the 2024 NBA Draft. This class is expected to be a talented one, but there doesn’t appear to be a can’t-miss prospect who can change a franchise, like Victor Wembanyama in 2023 or Paolo Banchero in 2022. The Memphis Grizzlies and the other teams projected to pick in the top 10 have their work cut out for them. There isn’t much separation at the top of the class, which means player workouts, evaluations and interviews are all vital to determining which teams can land its missing piece. Here’s our first mock draft ahead of the real one, which begins June 26 at Barclays Center in New York.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 30 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.