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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14. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Rockets) snag Justin Edwards

Edwards entered the season as a projected top-five pick but has struggled at Kentucky. The 6’8 wing is averaging 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in just 24.7 minutes per game. He was projected to be their go-to scorer but has not been able to take over that role.

Edwards’ 3-point shooting and playmaking were questionable entering the year, and the 20-year-old has done little to solve them. He has made just eight of his first 31 tries from long range and is dishing out less than one assist each night. The 6’8 wing cannot get by without passing or spacing the floor in the NBA.

His size and athletic ability will have teams interested. He was the number three player in this class coming out of high school. Edwards’ stock will continue to drop if his play does not improve, but he would not be the first Wildcat to struggle in their one year at Kentucky only to blossom in the NBA.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the perfect team to take a chance on him. They have a roster loaded with young talent and can give him time to develop. Is he more the prospect scouts saw coming out of high school or at Kentucky? The Thunder have experience developing prospects and could get the most out of him.