2024 NBA Mock Draft: Grizzlies add key piece in lottery, Pistons get future star

The Grizzlies select a high-upside forward in this mock draft.

2024 NBA Draft, Alex Sarr
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11. Chicago Bulls draft Rob Dillingham

Dillingham has been outstanding as Kentucky’s sixth man this season. He is averaging 14.4 points, 4.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in just 22.4 minutes per game through 14 contests. The 19-year-old is shooting 44.4 percent from 3-point range over 54 attempts and is playing a crucial role in a crowded backcourt for the Wildcats.

The 6’2 guard is a strong playmaker and shot creator. There are defensive questions, which could limit his minutes in the NBA. Dillingham has the potential to grow into an elite scorer and playmaker. Teams will be interested in the lottery, but can they hide an undersized guard who projects to struggle on defense?

His overall defense have not been problematic at Kentucky. Dillingham creates steals and should be able to hold his own during his prime. That belief could make him a top-ten pick on draft night.

The Chicago Bulls put Zach LaVine on the trade block and could look extremely different after the deadline. They need a point guard and could be searching for a lead ball-handler to build around in this draft.

Rob Dillingham is one of the best players left on the board, but the undersized guard may struggle at the next level. If he just becomes a bucket-getting sixth man like Lou Williams or Jamal Crawford, that is a win.