NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Miami Heat takes a bold risk in an attempt to lure LeBron James

The Miami Heat decides to roll the dice in a big way in our latest NBA Mock Draft.

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5. Portland Trail Blazers - Tidjane Salaun, F, France

Even though this season isn't likely going to pan out as perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers believed it would, it's hard to deny that their future is bright due to the level of talent that they have featured in their young core. In an attempt to solidify the future of their frontcourt, adding a dynamic power forward in the 2024 NBA Draft could be a route Portland ends up taking.

Tidjane Salaun is a player that is likely going to be on any team's radar that is selecting in the top 10. And if he continues on this recent rise that he's found himself on, there's a good chance he ends up separating himself as a worthy top 5 pick (especially in what's being considered a "poor draft." For the Blazers, a team that is going to have a need in the frontcourt, Salaun could be in play.

Salaun continues to show an ability to be a difference-making two-way player with an expanding offensive game. As the Blazers look to build out their young core, Salaun could be a worthy selection in the top 5.