2024 NBA Draft Odds: No. 6 Pick, Charlotte Hornets

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UConn center Donovan Clingan (32) and UConn guard Stephon Castle (5) react in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in Storrs, Conn.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jun 26, 2024, 3:00 PM
  • The Charlotte Hornets have the No. 6 pick in the NBA Draft.
  • Dalton Knecht is the betting favorite at -110 to go No. 6 overall.

The Charlotte Hornets plan to continue adding to their young core with their first-round pick in the NBA Draft.

After a 21-61 campaign last year, the Hornets have the No. 6 pick in the draft. If they choose wisely, they could have an exciting, young roster featuring LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, and Mark Williams.

The latest NBA Draft odds at the online sportsbook help provide some insight into what the Hornets might do with the sixth pick:

NBA Draft Odds – No. 6 Overall Pick

PlayerOdds
Dalton Knecht-110
Stephon Castle+600
Donovan Clingan+700
Matas Buzelis+800
Cody Williams+900
Ron Holland+1600
Devin Carter+1600
Rob Dillingham+2000
Reed Sheppard+2500
Tidjane Salaün+3000

Prediction for No. 6 Pick: Donovan Clingan (+700)

  • Pick originally made at +800 odds on June 20

My original No. 1 odds prediction in mid-May was a +1100 flier on UConn center Donovan Clingan.

Now that it’s draft week, that’s becoming much more of a possibility based on recent reporting. His latest NBA odds of being the top pick are +450.

As weird as it might sound, I think Clingan could slide out of the top five if he doesn’t go No. 1 overall. The No. 6 spot makes a lot of sense for Clingan, whether it be to the Hornets or a trade situation. 

Bleacher Report’s latest mock draft has Clingan going to the Hornets with the sixth pick.

If that happens, the Hornets would be a fun NBA League Pass team or a popular rebuilding team on NBA 2K next year.

But they need to get this pick right to continue building around the combination of Ball and Miller.

Clingan’s defensive potential inside would make great sense for the Hornets. And I think it’s more likely than these odds indicate.

NBA Betting Splits: No. 6 Pick

Knecht is the betting favorite to be the No. 6 pick, mostly because he’s the biggest liability in the market. He has received 32.4% of the bets and 83.3% of the handle to be the sixth pick.

Recent No. 6 Picks in NBA Draft

YearTeamPlayer
2023Orlando MagicAnthony Black
2022Indiana PacersBennedict Mathurin
2021Oklahoma City ThunderJosh Giddey
2020Atlanta HawksOnyeka Okongwu
2019Phoenix SunsJarrett Culver
2018Orlando MagicMo Bamba
2017Orlando MagicJonathan Isaac
2016New Orleans PelicansBuddy Hield
2015Sacramento KingsWillie Cauley-Stein
2014Boston CelticsMarcus Smart

Recent Charlotte Hornets First-Round Selections

YearDraft SlotPlayer
2023No. 2Brandon Miller
2023No. 27Nick Smith
2022No. 15Mark Williams
2021No. 11James Bouknight
2020No. 3LaMelo Ball

NBA Draft FAQs

When is the 2024 NBA Draft?

The 2024 NBA Draft will occur on June 26-27, 2024. Wednesday’s Round 1 will begin at 8 p.m. ET, and Thursday’s Round 2 will start at 4 p.m. ET.

Where is the 2024 NBA Draft?

The first round will be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the second round will be at ESPN’s Seaport District Studios in New York.

How can I watch the 2024 NBA Draft?

Both nights of the NBA Draft will air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.

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Shane Jackson

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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.