2024 NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Spurs find point guard, Raptors keep lottery selection

Nailing the 2024 NBA Draft is a must for the Spurs to upgrade around Victor Wembanyama.
2024 NBA Draft, Zaccharie Risacher
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The 2024 NBA Draft is taking shape. UConn winning a second straight national title closed the NCAA season. European leagues are still playing, but most of the prospects are gearing up for the combine and pre-draft workouts. There is still time to impress scouts and move up in this class. Several players could be the number one pick, and it likely comes down to which team wins the lottery on May 12.

The Spurs need some more lottery luck this year. They won in 2023 and earned the right to draft franchise-changer Victor Wembanyama. All-Stars and prospects are already dreaming of playing next to the 7’4 big man. The Spurs would love nothing more than to snag the number one pick again and could get a second lottery selection if the Raptors fall to seventh or below.

International prospects are currently leading the race for the top selections. The order is based on the standings on the morning of the final day of the regular season. The lottery and performances will stir things up, but here is a look at how things stand in mid-April.

1. Detroit Pistons select Zaccharie Risacher

The 19-year-old from France has risen to be the top pick by showing off a versatile skill set every contender needs. He has made 39.1 percent on his 179 3-point attempts this season after inconsistent shooting in his first three professional seasons in Europe. Scouts are always interested in a 6’8 wing with defensive versatility, but being a plus-shooter raises Risacher’s profile.

The Pistons have a difficult decision to make with this pick. Alex Sarr has the most upside in this class, but Detroit already has Jalen Duren and Isaiah Stewart at the five. Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey should be their ball-handlers and offensive creators of the present and future.

They need a wing capable of spacing the floor, defending multiple positions, and thriving without the ball. Risarcher is that player. He may never be an All-Star, but has a safe floor and could be a starter for the next 15 years in the NBA.

If Zaccharie Risacher goes first overall, the Wizards will be ecstatic that Alex Sarr dropped to them at two.

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