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.
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20. Cleveland Cavaliers draft Jaylon Tyson

The Cavs are facing an uncertain offseason. Donovan Mitchell becomes extension-eligible as he enters the final year of his contract. If Cleveland cannot work out a long-term contract, the Cavaliers must explore his trade market. They are also trying to figure out if Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen can share the frontcourt. Cleveland needs more wings and versatility on their roster.

Tyson continues to improve, despite playing for three different colleges in three years. He started at Texas but appeared in just eight games as a freshman. The 6’7 wing transferred to Texas Tech where he became a starter before finally landing at Cal. He broke out during his junior season and vaulted himself into first-round pick conversation.

Tyson averaged 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.2 steals in 34.3 minutes per game. He shot 46.5 percent from the field, 36.0 percent on his threes, and nearly 80 percent from the foul line. Tyson fits the mold of the 3-and-D wing every team wants, and the 21-year-old continues to improve.

Isaac Okoro is a restricted free agent this summer and Caris LeVert has just one season remaining on his contract. Cleveland would love to add some size on the wing and may need another option. Tyson should be NBA-ready quickly and a consistent role player for years.