SB Nation

● By Ricky O'Donnell
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder in the 2024 NBA Draft. An entire draft cycle has come and gone without the emergence of a clear No. 1 overall prospect. This is the type of draft bound to cause massive disagree on individual boards for executives even within the same team. A few storylines have emerged. Three young French players — Alex Sarr, Zaccharie Risacher, and Tidjane Salaun — each become earmarked as lottery picks, with Sarr and Risacher each reportedly earning heavy consideration for the top overall pick. Kentucky guards Rob Dillingham and Reed Sheppard zoomed past their more highly-touted teammates to become likely top-10 selections. The G League Ignite had such a bad year that the NBA shut the program down permanently, and all of their ballyhooed prospects have slipped since our earliest projections. With so much disagreement running through this class, I took a crack at the pick I would make for every team. Let’s jump into it.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 30 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.