2024 NBA Mock Draft: Pistons get defensive, Bulls, Thunder get steals

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#7: Portland Trail Blazers select Ron Holland 

You have to think the Blazers will be active this summer, as they were horrible this season and facing the luxury tax for a team that won 21 games. Not ideal. They are one of the teams the Pistons might be in a position to take advantage of this summer.

We’ll likely see Jerami Grant and Malcolm Brogdon hit the trade market and for Portland to lean into a youth movement around Scoot Henderson, Shaedon Sharpe, Anfernee Simons and this pick. 

Holland is raw offensively but his defense on the wing should play right away and be a nice complement to their other young players. 

If he develops a shot, he could end up being a Jaylen Brown light, which would be a coup for Portland.