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NBA Draft Odds: Who Will Be the No. 4 Pick?

Aidan Cotter
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Less than a week remains before the 2024 NBA Draft, but there's already plenty of ways to get in on the action via the NBA Draft odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

FanDuel has markets for which player will be selected at each specific pick for each of the top 10 picks in addition to where and when Bronny James will be drafted.

Let's dig into the No. 4 pick.

The San Antonio Spurs currently own the fourth pick, and three prospects are ahead of the pack odds-wise. Let's dive into the odds and break down the top contenders to hear their name called fourth.

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NBA Draft No. 4 Pick Odds

Number 4 Pick
Odds
Stephon Castle+200
Reed Sheppard+340
Matas Buzelis+350
Zaccharie Risacher+650
Donovan Clingan+1000
Rob Dillingham+2500
Nikola Topic+2500
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Stephon Castle (+200)

As of the Friday before the draft, former UConn Huskies guard Stephon Castle is the favorite to go No. 4 overall.

Castle surged up draft boards following his lone season in Storrs. The 19-year-old averaged 11.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game with the Huskies en route to a National Championship.

While Castle shot only 26.7% from three, his 47.2% FG% and 75.5% FT% provide optimism he can develop into a serviceable outside shooter.

At 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, he has the size to defend multiple positions -- something he was tasked to do often during UConn's championship run. Though Castle wasn't UConn's lead guard, he envisions himself as a point guard at the NBA level.

Regardless of which position he plays, Castle profiles as one of 2024's top prospects. He's the top player on Kevin O'Connor's most recent big board and sixth on Jonathan Givony's top 100 prospect list.

Mock drafts are all over the place on Castle, though the NBA's latest consensus mock does have him going fourth to San Antonio. It's not hard to imagine Castle fitting seamlessly alongside Victor Wembanyama. The two would give the Spurs a sound defensive foundation going forward.

Reed Sheppard (+340)

Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard has the second-shortest odds to go No. 4 in the NBA Draft at +340.

The former four-star recruit is coming off an uber-efficient freshman season at UK where he averaged 12.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. One of the top shooters in the class, Sheppard shot 53.6% from the floor, 83.1% from the free-throw line, and 52.1% from beyond the arc (on 4.4 attempts per game).

With Sheppard standing at 6-foot-2 with just a 6-foot-3 wingspan, size is a concern, though that may be the only flaw in his profile. He was a solid defender in college despite his stature and may be the most polished offensive guard in the draft.

Sheppard is fourth on both O'Connor's big board and Givony's top 100 list. But the consensus mock has him going third to the Houston Rockets -- a team that's reportedly separated Sheppard and Donovan Clingan from the rest of the pack. Sheppard boasts +100 odds to be the No. 3 pick.

If Clingan goes to the Rockets, the Spurs would have their pick of the litter at guard. Sheppard's offensive prowess makes for an obvious fit next to Wemby, though it remains to be seen if he falls to No. 4.

Matas Buzelis (+350)

G League Ignite wing Matas Buzelis is right behind Reed Sheppard with +350 odds to go No. 4 overall.

Buzelis was a top high school prospect before electing to play for the G League Ignite. He averaged 14.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Ignite, shooting 44.5% overall, 67.9% from the free-throw line, and 27.3% from three (on 3.4 attempts per game). Buzelis really took off down the stretch, cracking 20 points in four of his final nine games.

The lengthy forward checks in as O'Connor's third-ranked prospect and is fifth on Givony's top 100 list.

While the Spurs are clearly in the market for a guard, they don't necessarily have to address that need at No. 4. They also have the eighth pick, and they've been linked to Providence guard Devin Carter after he reportedly impressed in a private workout. Carter is tied for the shortest odds to be the No. 8 pick at +380.

It's not like San Antonio would be punting on shot creation with Buzelis, either. He profiles as a point forward, someone who can space the floor and help create off the ball.

The Spurs could be enamored with his potential defensive fit alongside Wembanyama, too. Buzelis stands at 6-foot-9 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, and he used that size to great success on the defensive end last year. Across 26 games for the Ignite, Buzelis averaged 2.1 blocks and 0.9 steals per game.

The NBA's consensus mock has Buzelis going fifth to the Detroit Pistons. He's the favorite to go there on FanDuel Sportsbook, sporting +200 odds to be the No. 5 pick.

Other Notables

French wing Zaccharie Risacher is the only other player with odds shorter than 10/1 to go fourth. He has +650 odds to be the No. 4 pick, though he's simultaneously a -110 favorite to be the No. 1 pick and has +145 odds to be the No. 2 pick.

Risacher averaged 10.1 points across 22 minutes per game for JL Bourg in France's top league. There's an obvious Wemby connection here, and he reportedly worked out for San Antonio, though he appears unlikely to fall past the second pick at this stage.

UConn big man Donovan Clingan has the fifth-shortest odds to be the No. 4 pick at +1000. Clingan averaged 13.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in his final collegiate season.

Pairing the 7-foot-2 Clingan next to the 7-foot-4 Wembanyama would give San Antonio one of the most fearsome interior pairings in recent memory, but there's no guarantee Clingan will be there at No. 4. Though the consensus mock has Clingan going seventh, he has the second-shortest odds to be the first pick (+185) and second-shortest odds to go No. 3 (+270).


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