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2024 NBA Draft: Number 2 Overall Pick Odds

After the Atlanta Hawks get the 2024 NBA Draft wheels in motion with the first pick, what could be in store for the Washington Wizards with the No. 2 pick?

The Wizards will be on the clock after the first pick is made.

Let’s break down the betting odds and discuss what could transpire at No. 2.

2024 NBA Draft No. 2 overall pick odds

Alex Sarr

-600

Zaccharie Risacher

+500

Donovan Clingan

+1600

Reed Sheppard

+2000

Stephon Castle

+2800

Ron Holland

+5000

Alex Sarr -600

Alex Sarr was the consensus top pick right when the draft lottery was conducted last month, but that has changed amid reports the Atlanta Hawks, who hold the first pick, have not been able to schedule a workout with him.

Suddenly, the 7-foot-1 center is the favorite to go No. 2 overall.

Also from France, Sarr is similar to Risacher in that he has plenty of future upside but may not make a huge impact right away. In Australia's NBL, Sarr consistently flashed his shot-blocking ability and also shot decently from three-point range.

Zaccharie Risacher +500

Risacher is a 6’9’’ Frenchman who played in France’s professional league this past season. At 19 years old, Risacher arguably has more potential than anyone else in this class to emerge as a star on the offensive end of the floor. 

He is a long-term project. Immediate production at a level along the lines of 2023 No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama is unlikely.

Risacher projects as a 3-and-D wing, which is a role NBA teams covet these days.

Sarr does possess decent shooting touch for a big man, but he is a work in progress from an offensive standpoint.

Donovan Clingan +1600

With Sarr the new favorite to be selected second-overall, Clingan is now +1600 to go to the Wizards - or whichever team ends up selecting second in the event of a trade.

Clingan has been a household name among basketball fans in the United States since he starred for two years and won two championships with the UConn Huskies. 

The 7-foot-2 center is a force on the defensive end of the floor and showed flashes of offensive prowess throughout his college career.

He averaged 13.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game as a sophomore while shooting 63.9 percent from the floor.

Reed Sheppard +2000

The son of former Kentucky star Jeff Sheppard has left the Wildcats after just one season and a total of five games started. In 28.9 minutes per contest (mostly off the bench), Sheppard contributed averages of 12.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

The combo guard shot 53.6 percent overall and 52.1 percent from three-point range. 

NBA scouts will love Sheppard’s shooting ability, plus some grit on the defensive end of the floor only increases his value.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time. 

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