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2024 NBA Mock Draft: Hawks go with Alex Sarr after winning top pick in lottery; Stephon Castle to Wizards

2024 NBA Mock Draft: Hawks go with Alex Sarr after winning top pick in lottery; Stephon Castle to Wizards

Atlanta grabs Trae Young some help at No. 1, while Detroit snags a falling Frenchman at No. 5

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The bouncing ping-pong balls have settled and the 2024 draft order is officially set after the conclusion of yet another drama-filled NBA Draft Lottery on Sunday in Chicago that saw the Atlanta Hawks — for the first time in franchise history! — win this year’s event. Now it’s time to project the landing spots.

Our first NBA mock draft after the lottery officially has every team slotted in its proper spot following tiebreaker drawings and the highly-anticipated lottery from Sunday, which was, per usual, filled with chaos and unexpected results. Atlanta had just a 3% chance to win the No. 1 pick but moved up nine spots to No. 1, the second-largest leap in lottery history. Meanwhile, the Pistons fell from No. 1 to No. 5, the worst possible outcome for a Detroit franchise that had the same fortunes one year ago. 

This draft is as wide-open as one has been in several years, though, so projecting the top of this draft isn’t as simple as, say, the Victor Wembanyama draft or Zion Williamson draft. That means Atlanta gets first stab in an underwhelming class, and also means Detroit might just have the best prospect in the class fall to it at No. 5. Ya never know. 

Our latest NBA mock draft is below.

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