2024 NBA Lottery Mock Draft: Blazers swing for upside, Spurs stockpile guards

The Portland Trail Blazers swing for upside in this 2024 NBA lottery mock draft.
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11. Chicago Bulls select Cody Williams

In this scenario, the Bulls steal Williams just before the Thunder, who have Cody’s brother, Jalen Williams, on their roster. The Bulls are another team that needs help at practically every position and can go with the best available at pick No. 11. At Colorado, Williams averaged 11.9 points, three rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game on 55/42/71 shooting splits. As the numbers suggest, he’s a relatively raw prospect.

One cause for concern for Williams is whether or not he can be a legitimate three-point threat in the NBA. He shot 41.5 percent from three, but his poor free-throw shooting of 71.4 percent suggests that his three-point accuracy may have been a fluke, especially when factoring in his low volume.  Besides the shooting, another question mark is Williams’ lack of aggressiveness. At times, he appeared to be too nonchalant at Colorado.

But Williams has enough upside to warrant a lottery pick. At 6-foot-8 with solid ballhandling, he’s a versatile forward who can play multiple positions in the NBA if needed. If the Bulls take Williams, they can pair him with rising star Coby White as part of their long overdue rebuilding core.