5 Sleepers Portland Trail Blazers should target in 2024 NBA Draft

The Blazers should strongly consider these high-upside 2024 NBA Draft prospects.
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4. Tyler Smith, Forward, G League Ignite

G League Ignite forward Tyler Smith was in consideration for a lottery pick earlier in the season, even being mentioned as a prospect the Trail Blazers could potentially target with the Warriors pick that turned out to be No. 14 overall. Instead, he seems closer to a late first or early second-round range selection.

ESPN's Jonathan Givony has Smith going to the Milwaukee Bucks at pick No. 33 in his latest mock draft; this suggests that Smith very well could be available for the Blazers when they are on the clock at No. 34. The Blazers should seriously consider drafting Smith if he does happen to fall to the second round. He could return the lottery pick value he was previously projected to have.

Smith is a modern-day power forward with his 6-foot-10 frame and athleticism, which was on display this season with the G League Ignite. He's a tremendous pick-and-roll threat and would give Scoot Henderson another weapon at his disposal. Additionally, Smith is a solid shooter, connecting on 36.3 of his three-point attempts this season. Smith would help bolster their forward rotation, fill a need with his shooting, and have a high upside as he is only 19 years old.