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. 40: Harrison Ingram, F, North Carolina

Grabbing a combo forward like Ingram would be the perfect way to round out draft night for the Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-7, 235-pound junior was a Swiss army knife for the Tar Heels this season. He nearly averaged a double-double with 13.4 points and 9.7 rebounds while adding 1.5 steals per game.

With his athleticism, length and strength, Ingram defended guards, wings, forwards and even some small-ball centers for UNC. He flashed skill as a scorer as well, specifically as a shooter. He hit 38.5 percent of his threes while playing off of guards like Elliot Cadeau and ACC Player of the Year RJ Davis and spacing the floor for All-American center Armando Bacot.

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Ingram would be a solid replacement for Jerami Grant whenever Portland decides to move on from the veteran forward. What the Carolina product might lack in scoring, he would make up for in other areas as a better defender and rebounder than Grant.