2024 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Spurs solve PG woes, Pistons go upside at 1

The Spurs use both of their top ten picks to get playmaking guards in this mock draft.
2024 NBA Mock Draft, Alex Sarr
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The 2024 NBA Draft is still six months away, but it will be here before fans know it. There is still plenty to sort out. The class has no surefire top pick and even more uncertainty down the board. Ron Holland entered the season at number one but has struggled. The first pick will likely depend on who holds the selection.

It is a massive draft for the Spurs. They could have four first-rounders but are most likely to have two. They desperately need a point guard and would love a young option that can grow next to Victor Wembanyama. There may be no stars in this class, but they could get a long-term starter.

The NBA regular season is one-third of the way complete, but plenty has changed since our last mock draft and more alterations will happen before draft night. The order is based on the standings on the morning of Dec. 21, and here is a look at where this class stands.

1. Detroit Pistons select Alex Sarr

The Pistons have won just two of their first 28 games and figure to finish with the league’s worst record. It has been a disastrous season that will evoke change. It is clear that Cade Cunningham is not a superstar, and Detroit needs more top-end talent.

Sarr has immense potential. He is a 7’1 big man with a 7’4 wingspan. The teenager can protect the rim and guard on the perimeter. NBA scouts are drooling over his defensive potential. He could be one of the top defensive bigs in the league in his prime, which would be massive as the Pistons give up 119.0 points per 100 possessions this season.

Sarr’s offensive game will determine his upside. The 18-year-old has shown shooting, ball-handling, and scoring ability, but lacks the consistency. ESPN’s Jeremy Woo did an outstanding job breaking down his game (subscription required) and one standout offensive skill could make him the unquestioned number one pick.

Alex Sarr offers immense upside as a stretch four. The Pistons have Jalen Duren and Isaiah Stewart but need to shoot for a star. Sarr offers a unique skill set that could allow him to quickly pass both players in Detroit’s rotation and become a standout next to Cade Cunningham in the Motor City.