2024 NBA Draft Tracker: First Round

Welcome to the 2024 NBA Draft tracker from Hoops Wire. We’ll be posting each first-round selection here as soon as it’s available, along with analysis of the prospects/picks, so be sure to check back for the latest. The second round is set for Thursday.

2024 NBA Draft Tracker


1) Atlanta Hawks: Zaccharie Risacher, F, France

Good athlete and talented all-around player who can play at both ends. Called an intelligent defender who can guard positions 1 through 4. Not a creator for others, but has an excellent feel for the game.

2) Washington Wizards: Alex Sarr, F/C, France

Great size, instincts and agility. Covers ground like a wing. An impactful defender who can guard out on the perimeter and protect the basket. Can space the floor. Explosive.

3) Houston Rockets: Reed Sheppard, G, Kentucky

Perhaps the best shooter in the draft, Sheppard can ill it up from everywhere. Tremendous feel for the game. Terrific mechanics and deep range on the jumper. Poised, efficient, makes good decisions with the ball. Pesky defender and strong passer.

4) San Antonio Spurs: Stephon Castle, G, UConn

Big playmaker who can man either guard position. Utilizes size and strength to score. Has good pace and body control. Unselfish, stays within team concept. Gritty defender.

5) Detroit Pistons: Ron Holland, G/F, G League

Aggressive wing and thrives in transition. Finishes through contact. Can defend multiple positions. Great attitude and a player known for lifting up teammates.

6) Charlotte Hornets: Tidjane Salaun, PF, France

Long and athletic with rising skills. Scores in a multitude of ways, improving as a shooter. Agile and plays with a high motor. Should be a good NBA defender.

7) Portland Trail Blazers: Donovan Clingan, C, UConn

Mobile and defensive-minded center who covers a lot of ground, protects the rim. Great hands make him a true lob threat. Decent passer, especially from the post.

8) San Antonio Spurs: Rob Dillingham, G, Kentucky

Reportedly headed to the Timberwolves. Elusive. Great shot-creator, lightning in a bottle. Tough to defend off the dribble. Finishes through contact with either hand. Good long- and mid-range shooter.

9) Memphis Grizzlies: Zach Edey, C, Purdue.

Huge interior presence with outstanding post skills. Uses size, effort and touch to overwhelm defenders and draw fouls. Has a competitive streak and is still developing. Will a the very least fill space in the NBA.

10) Utah Jazz: Cody Williams, G/F, Colorado

Excels at catch-and-shoot situations. Has size and length to become an NBA impact defender. Good vision and creativity as a passer. Big upside as a playmaker.

11) Chicago Bulls: Matas Buzelis, F, G League Ignite

Highly skilled wing, boasts strong feel for game. Talented ball-handler for his size. Great range and can attack off the dribble. Smart, versatile defender. Good shot-blocker.

12) Oklahoma City Thunder: Nikola Topic, PG, Adriatic League

Creative playmaker with size. Forces nothing, gets to his spots. Thrives in pick-and-roll situations. Makes quick reads. Can get to the lane and finish.

13) Sacramento Kings: Devin Carter, PG/SG, Providence

Tough, versatile guard. A winner through and through. Very good rebounder for his size. Takes great pride in lockdown defense, can guard multiple positions. Evolving as a perimeter defender.

14) Washington Wizards: Carlton Carrington, G, Pittsburgh

Big combo guard with a smooth game. Strong in the mid-range as a versatile scorer. Fluid playmaker, to boot. Active defender and solid defender.

15) Miami Heat: Kel’el Ware, C/F, Indiana

Runs floor, block shots. Great length. Improving shot from the perimeter. High motor. Puts pressure on the rim at both ends of the court. Continuing to get better with great upside.

16) Philadelphia 76ers: Jared McCain, G, Duke

Elite shooter with deep range and a quick release. Moves well without the ball. High basketball IQ. Underrated finisher off the dribble. Tireless and fiery.

17) Los Angeles Lakers: Dalton Knecht, G/F, Tennessee

Dynamic and versatile shooter with great range. Good athlete who can shoot off screens or off the bounce. Great scoring instincts. Strong and can finish through contact.

18) Orlando Magic: Tristan da Silva, F, Colorado

Versatile forward with good feel for the game. High-level passer for his size and has a nice touch — both from the perimeter and around the basket. Competitive, smart defender.

19) Toronto Raptors: Ja’Kobe Walter, G, Baylor

Dynamic shooter with nice range. Tough to defend as he gets great elevation on his shot. Excellent size and length at the wing spot. Competitive and athletic defender.

20) Cleveland Cavaliers: Jaylon Tyson, G/F, California

Strong, long-armed powerful wing. Good shooter. Has some point guard skills and is a good rebounder. Finds ways to score, finished third in the PAC-12 at 19.6 ppg. First Cal player since 1997 to record six straight games of 20 or more points since 1997. Versatile and underrated passer.

21) New Orleans Pelicans: Yves Missi, C, Baylor

Great athleticism and effort. Long, fluid and explosive. Great rim runner and finisher of lobs. Can defend the paint and switch onto small players.

22) Denver Nuggets: DaRon Holmes II, PF/C, Dayton

Versatile defender and rebounder who can play in the pick-and-roll. Can space the floor with a decent outside shot. Still a little raw and inconsistent, but outstanding at protecting the basket.

23) Milwaukee Bucks: AJ Johnson, Australia (USA), G

Good shooter with decent range, played for the Illawarra Hawks in the NBL’s Next Stars program. Finds his spots and never forces anything. Hustle player who steps in passing lanes defensively. Heady with a strong motor.

24) Washington Wizards: Kyshawn George, G/F, Miami

Strong 3-point shooter with quick release. Good size for a wing, has drawn comparisons to Cam Johnson of the Nets. Ability to shoot off the catch and off the dribble could make him immediate NBA contributor.

25) New York Knicks: Pacome Dadiet, G/F, France

Spent last season in Germany’s top league at just 18 years old. Big, strong wing. Good shot-maker at 6-foot-9. Can stretch the floor. Will need to develop defensively, particularly against fellow wings.

26) Oklahoma City Thunder: Dillon Jones, G, Weber State

Good ball-handler who can score through contact. Outside shot needs work but finds ways to score. Endless energy and gets after it defensively.

27) Minnesota Timberwolves: Terrence Shannon Jr., F, Illinois

A one-time contender for National Player of the Year. Has all the tools to succeed at the next level. Excellent athlete with great strength. Explosive and can bully his way to basket.

28) Denver Nuggets: Ryan Dunn, 

Excellent wing defender. Plays above the rim offensively. Good one-on-one player who finishes well at the basket. Limited range on the jump shot but developing. Finds ways to score.

29) Utah Jazz: Isaiah Collier, PG, USC

Skilled, physical guard. Excels in pick-and-roll and in transition. Creates well for others, home-run passer. Talent is undeniable, gets to his spots. Strong finisher.

30) Boston Celtics: Baylor Scheierman, G/F, Creighton

Stretch wing who can bury 3-pointers and rebound. Led Big East in double-doubles (points and rebounds) and threes made per game. Not real quick but knows how to get open and knock ’em down.

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