2024 NBA Mock Draft 6.0: Spurs attack needs, Hornets make shock selection

The 2024 NBA Draft will be a franchise-altering night for the Spurs.
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10. Utah Jazz select Rob Dillingham

Dillingham was a second Kentucky freshman who made a massive leap. The 6’2 guard came off the bench and was not projected as a top-ten pick coming into the season, but his play was too strong to ignore. Dillingham averaged 15.2 points, 3.9 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 23.3 minutes per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 44.4 percent on his threes.

The former Wildcat is a bucket. He should quickly make an impact as a scorer and playmaker off the bench. Dillingham will create shots and space the floor. His offensive impact will be strong, but there are worries.

Having a 6’2 guard with a slight frame is problematic on defense. Teams will hunt Dillingham and challenge his D. There are questions about his ability to hold up. He must add strength and improve defensive IQ to reach his ceiling. If not, Dillingham may be stuck as a sixth man.

The Jazz love bucket-getters. Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton, and Keyonte George all fit a similar mold to Rob Dillingham. Some have the Kentucky guard going higher, but his lack of defense likely forces his stock to slide. Do not be surprised to see the Jazz take him in hopes of molding him into more than a bench scorer.