Busting Brackets

Mock NBA Draft 2024: Picks and predictions for all 58 picks in draft

With the NBA draft approaching, this is how you can expect picks to be made
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29. Utah Jazz - DaRon Holmes, C, Dayton

Holmes is coming off an All-American season out of Dayton. At 10, Utah took the injured Nikola Topic to address a need for another guard. Meanwhile, after trading Kelly Olynyk at last year’s deadline, the Jazz could use another big man. Outside of Walker Kessler, the cupboards are pretty bare in terms of big men in Utah. Holmes is also an excellent defender and can anchor Utah’s first or second unit if he can beat out Walker Kessler for the starting center position. 

30. Boston Celticsc - Dillon Jones, F/W, Weber State

Jones consistently had the ball in his hands at Weber State. As a result, he’ll need to get accustomed to playing a role for the Celtics and finding ways to make an impact without the ball. However, Jones is a sturdy 6’4.5” with a massive 6’11” wingspan and a sturdy 237 lbs. He can score, playmake, and rebound. While the Celtics need another big man behind oft-injured Kristaps Porzingis and soon-to-be 39 year old Al Horford, Jones can play bigger than his size as a small ball four while also being able to move like a wing, which gives Joe Mazzulla plenty of options in terms of lineup configurations with Jones. 

Second Round

1. (31) Toronto Raptors - Pacome Dadiet, F, France

Dadiet is still just 18 years old and has the highest upside left of anybody remaining in the second round. He flashes on-ball potential as well as shooting ability. At such a young age playing in a professional league, he is a great combination of potential and production. He’s the type of forward Toronto typically covets. 

2. (32) Utah Jazz - Bobi Klintman, F, Cairns

Klintman played one year at Wake Forest before playing for the Cairns Taipans of the NBL. During his time in Australia, he greatly improved as a shooter and showed versatility on both ends of the ball. This is the Jazz’s third pick of the draft so they could afford to take a swing on a guy like Klintman.