Trail Blazers 2024 NBA Mock Drafts: Projecting all 4 of Portland's picks

If the season ended today, here's what could happen for the Blazers in the draft.

(l to r) Donovan Clingan, Stephon Castle, Alex Karaban; Connecticut Huskies
(l to r) Donovan Clingan, Stephon Castle, Alex Karaban; Connecticut Huskies / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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No. 34: Tristan da Silva, F, Colorado

Cody Williams is the draft headliner for the Buffalos, but da Silva was the player who made the offense roll in Boulder. He's a versatile 6-foot-9 forward who's extremely unselfish but has the skill set to score when he has the space.

Da Silva averaged 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals while turning the ball over less than 2 times per game despite usually having the ball in his hands and playing almost 34 minutes a game for Colorado.

He's an excellent 3-point shooter - he shot 39.4 and 39.5 from deep in his junior and senior seasons, respectively. He also shot 49 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the free-throw line this year.

Da Silva would fit perfectly in Portland as a high-level role player or even as a fifth starter. He could take a chunk of Toumani Camara's minutes as a far more offensively gifted and versatile player.