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

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#8: San Antonio Spurs select Tidjane Salaun 

Salaun has been rocketing up draft boards due to his combination of size, defense on the perimeter and ability to knock down 3-point shots. 

If the latter develops, he has star potential, as he is a big wing player who is active defensively and has plus athleticism. 

Putting a big wing who has shooting upside around Wemby and Dillingham makes sense, and Salaun also gives them a chance at a higher upside guy. Even though Wemby is going to be an MVP candidate soon, there is no need to rush for the Spurs, who add two complementary pieces.