The Ringer's 2024 NBA Draft Guide

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Welcome to The Ringer's 2024 NBA Draft Guide. Looking at this year's draft class is like heading to your favorite steakhouse only to find out they’re out of steak. Sure, there are still plenty of other delicious options: your trusted bigs, two-way upside wings, and guards who can cook up their own shots. But there’s no Wagyu porterhouse like Victor Wembanyama last year. There isn’t even a consensus on which entrées are the best. Teams will need to make the most of the available menu items to find talent and the best supporting pieces to add to their existing cores. Organizational objectives and philosophies will lead to more disagreement than usual on draft boards, and that’s no different with my own rankings. Lots will change between now and June 26 (and June 27, thanks to the first two-day draft), but here’s my first big board of the year.

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Mock Draft By Kevin O'Connor

You’re reading Kevin O’Connor’s mock draft, his forecast for how the first 30 picks could unfold on June 26. Without a Victor Wembanyama type prospect in the mix, this draft is as wide open as can be. Let’s get to the first mock of the year.

Standings are up to date as of January 24.