2024 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Hawks play it safe, Wizards go big, Spurs fill two needs

The 2024 NBA Draft is just weeks away and there are plenty of questions about which top prospect will go where but here is the latest version of the mock draft.
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30) Boston Celtics-Jaylon Tyson

Lastly, the Boston Celtics, who are currently competing in the NBA Finals, will have a chance to add to their roster. Generally, teams picking 30th in the draft tend to go for older players who have plenty of college experience and a better chance of carving out a role in the NBA. As a result, Jaylon Tyson might be the name that is called come draft night.

Tyson is an interesting prospect given his size at 6'7 and his versatility as a scorer. He posted 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists and he also shot 36% from deep on 4.5 attempts per game for Cal this season. He showed off his ability to score in multiple ways, whether in the post, backing down smaller defenders, spotting up, or using ball screens to get open.

Although he probably wouldn't play much for the Celtics next season, having a player who is seemingly ready to step in and contribute is always a plus. As the Celtics get more expensive, they could be forced to make a move like letting Derrick White walk after next season, so they might see Tyson as a potential long-term replacement option on the wing.