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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22. Phoenix Suns take Kyshawn George

The Suns need depth around their three stars. They ran out of options in the playoffs and should be searching for a role player capable of blossoming into a key contributor amid their spending issues.

George shot over 40 percent from 3-point range during his lone season at Miami and has intriguing upside. The 6’8 wing has shown some playmaking flashes. The 20-year-old may be ready for a small role as a rookie but could blossom into a coveted wing that Phoenix desperately needs in their rotation.

23. Milwaukee Bucks (via Pelicans) select Yves Missi

Missi could blossom into Brook Lopez’s replacement as the veteran enters the later stages of his career. The 6’11 big man played just 22.3 minutes per game during his lone season at Baylor, but still averaged 10.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. Teams are intrigued by his athletic ability and his upside as a lob finisher and defender in space.

The Bucks likely want a stretch five, but targeting a big man with a 7’5 wingspan could help their defense. Things took a massive step backward after the departures of Jrue Holiday and Mike Budenholzer. Missi may help them find regain that elite defense and could make an instant impact off the bench for the title hopefuls.

24. New York Knicks (via Mavericks) choose Tyler Kolek

Kolek just kept getting better. He averaged 15.3 points, 7.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in 33.0 minutes per game as a senior at Marquette. He shot 49.6 percent from the field and 38.8 percent on his threes. His shooting improvements over the last two seasons have boosted his draft stock.

The 6’1 point guard may blossom in the Big Apple. The Knicks have had success in developing lead ball-handlers. Kolek must prove he can hang defensively, but there is upside for him to quickly make an impact off the bench with room to grow.