2024 NBA Mock Draft: International players go 1-2-3, Raptors land a stud at No. 6

2024 is a Wide-Open Draft

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Colorado. Cody Williams. 81. SF. Williams 6. . . Cody Williams. player. 6

If the Raptors put Scottie Barnes in Pascal Siakam's old power forward spot, they could draft a wonderful wing replacement in Williams. While he's a bit skinny, Williams has been crushing on both ends of the floor, as no one in this class gets to the rim and finishes quite like he does. Toronto would be thrilled if he is here.

NBA Mock Draft: Cody Williams could help the Toronto Raptors.

. . SF/PF. G League Ignite. 211. Buzelis 7. Matas Buzelis. Matas Buzelis. player. 7

Buzelis struggled heavily when he arrived in the G League, but he seems to have steadied the ship of late. The 6-11 Buzelis can handle the ball snipe from deep, and find the open man with ease. After a down year due to injuries, Memphis' offese could hit the warp speed button with Buzelis starting in Grizzlies blue.

. Donovan Clingan. UConn. player. . Donovan Clingan. 169. Clingan 8. C. 8

Clingan is a mammoth of a big man at 7-2 and 280 pounds. While he isn't going to unseat Alperen Sengun any time soon, Clingan can help dominate on the glass and block shots while growing into his body. Ime Udoka is never going to turn down a gargantuan shot-blocker who can shoot upwards of 6o0% from the field.

Dillingham 9. . 125. PG. Rob Dillingham. 9. . Kentucky. Rob Dillingham. player

With trade rumors swirling around Dejounte Murray, Atlanta would be forward-thinking if they draft a replacement. Dillingham is another poor defender, but he's proven to be a certified bucket early in his college career thanks to a lethal 3-point shot and cavalier attitude with the ball in his hands. The Hawks might draft a Sixth Man of the Year candidate this time around.

. Duke. 10. 34. C. player. Filipowski 10. . Kyle Filipowski. Kyle Filipowski

With Deandre Ayton underwhelming this season and Portland's frontcourt depth an area of severe need in the offseason, Filipowski helps the Blazers address both issues. While he can lumber a bit, the Duke star will have no trouble rebounding and scoring at an NBA clip early in his career, which could make it easier for them to possibly start planning an exit for Ayton.

. PG/SG. 11. Kentucky. player. Sheppard 11. . Reed Sheppard. Reed Sheppard. 24

Sheppard's 3-point shooting numbers are so impressive they almost look fake. As both a point guard who doesn't turn the ball over and a shooting guard who doesn't miss, the Bulls can slot him into what has become a very languid offensive team as Chicago tries to get back on the right track.

Salaun 12. . Tidjane Salaun. 149. PF. Tidjane Salaun. 12. player. Cholet Basket (France).

Salaun comes from the Aleksej Pokusevski school of positionless European players who will skate but on athleticism in his first few seasons. With the Thunder's rotation starting to take shape, the French big man might be a nice developmental gamble for Oklahoma City due to his improving shot, mobility, and defensive potential.

player. Stephon Castle. 13. . SG. UConn. Stephon Castle. Castle 13. . 149

Castle isn't a very good scorer right now, but he does a little bit of everything well right now. Defensively, there might not be a better college guard in this class. If Oklahoma City can teach him to shoot and be more aggressive, he and Cason Wallace can form a hellacious bench tandem.

Ware 14. Kel'el Ware. Kel'el Ware. . C. Indiana. player. . 14. 69

The Pelicans need to come up with a potential succession plan for Jonas Valanciunas while guarding against the possibility of more Zion Williamson injuries. After a tough freshman year at Oregon, Ware has been such an offensive force with Indiana due to exemplary touch aroud the basket that he is a virtual Top 20 lock.