NBA mock draft: Pick predictions after withdrawal deadline

Which teams do our ESPN draft insiders project Stephon Castle, Rob Dillingham and Zaccharie Risacher to be drafted by? Check out their latest 2024 mock draft. Illustration by ESPN

With less than a month before the 2024 NBA draft begins, players are making big-time decisions that will impact their futures.

With the NCAA's early-entry withdrawal deadline passing on Wednesday, several prospects withdrew their names from the draft process in order to return to their prior college program or transfer to a new one. Take former BYU 6-foot-7 wing Jaxson Robinson, who told ESPN on Thursday that he is out of the draft and has committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats. Robinson joins other high-profile players, such as Alabama's Mark Sears, UConn's Alex Karaban and Arizona's Caleb Love, who withdrew their names and are returning for another year of collegiate eligibility.

The top prospects who are staying in the draft and hope to hear their names called in the new two-day event (June 26-27 in New York) include Johnny Furphy (a 6-9 guard out of Kansas who ranks No. 18 in ESPN's Top 100), Bronny James (a 6-3 guard out of USC) and David Jones (a 6-5 forward out of Memphis).

Now, NBA teams are jumping into individual workouts that will help them narrow down their boards and get a handle on whom they might draft. The Atlanta Hawks secured the No. 1 pick, and then the draft turns to the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets at Nos. 2 and 3.

Draft experts Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo considered the draft board and the likely players available at each spot to update the ESPN 2024 NBA mock draft accordingly. Their latest mock, which reflects a long period of exhaustive evaluation of the 2024 draft class and considers intel gathered from conversations with scouts and front office personnel, also accounts for picks owed and owned by all 30 teams.

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1. Atlanta Hawks