Sir Charles In Charge

● By Michael Saenz
In the latest edition of our NBA Mock Draft, a big-name prospect takes a tumble down draft boards because of an injury and the Memphis Grizzlies trade up for a defensive big. A little more than two weeks away, the 2024 NBA Draft is nearly here. Teams in the lottery are continuing to find more clarity on what their plans may be on NBA Draft night and prospects in this year's class are beginning to separate themselves ahead of the final push. One unfortunate note, Nikola Topic, a projected lottery pick, is likely to tumble down draft boards over the final two weeks after it was revealed he has a partially torn ACL. Originally injuring his knee in January, he reaggravated the injury in April. At the moment, it's unclear what the rehab process will be for Topic and how this could possibly impact his rookie season, but you'd have to imagine it's going to hurt his draft position. At the very least, teams are going to think twice about taking him in the top 10.

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