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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5. Pacome Dadiet, Guard/Forward, Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)

Frenchman Pacome Dadiet averaged only 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game on 53/38/78 shooting splits with Ratiopharm Ulm in the competitive G-BBL league. As evidenced by his stats, Dadiet is a very raw prospect and, as a result, would be a more high-risk, high-reward pick than these sleeper prospects. However, he is efficient, suggesting there's room for upside if he increases his volume and opportunity in a more prominent role. That is precisely the type of player the Trail Blazers should be targeting.

Especially if he's available in the second round, it's not a significant setback if Dadiet doesn't pan out. With four draft picks, the Blazers can afford to take gambles on a few prospects who are more developmental flyers. Dadiet fits Portland's rebuilding timeline exceptionally well since they aren't in any rush to contend and can afford to be patient with his progression.

Dadiet is an intriguing do-it-all forward with tremendous positional size at 6-foot-8. He's well-rounded but not elite in any particular area, which could make it more difficult for him to carve out a niche role and stick in the NBA. But at 18 years old, Dadiet is one of the youngest prospects in the draft and has plenty of time to gain experience.