2024 NBA draft combine preview: Top prospects, new rules

Two-time champion Alex Karaban makes our list of prospects to watch at the NBA combine. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The beginning of the 2024 NBA pre-draft process officially kicks off Saturday when an expected 123 players, including Alex Sarr, Donovan Clingan, Zach Edey and Alex Karaban, will congregate in Chicago for the NBA draft combine, G League Elite Camp and agency pro days.

On Sunday, NBA teams and the players participating in this coming week's combine await the results of the draft lottery (3 p.m. ET, ABC), which will set up the final order of the draft's first round. The NBA draft is approaching soon, as the first two-day event will take place on June 26-27 (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN) in New York.

Hosted at Wintrust Arena on the South side of Chicago, the combine and Elite Camp will put players through drills, measurements, athletic testing, medical examinations, team interviews and competitive 5-on-5 scrimmaging. The combine offers a significant opportunity for players to improve their standing in front of hundreds of NBA team representatives. Derek Fisher, an 18-year NBA veteran and former New York Knicks and Los Angeles Sparks coach, will oversee the camp.

There's a lot to take in from this combine, including which players could improve their draft stock, which could withdraw their names from the draft and which prospects will participate in team interviews, medical testing, on-court shooting drills and more.

Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo detail what they're hearing, what to expect this week and highlight five prospects among the 123 to keep a close eye on.

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