Draft day is lastly right here. After years of evaluating the prospects on this class, the 2022 NBA Draft has arrived with loads of uncertainty all through the primary spherical. The Orlando Magic are on the clock at No. 1 general. The expectation has been that Orlando will choose Auburn ahead Jabari Smith Jr. with the highest decide, however that also hasn’t been confirmed hours earlier than the draft begins.
Earlier than we get to the mock draft, we’re going to reheat the entire draft protection we’ve finished all through this cycle. Learn our top-60 draft board right here. Try our piece on why Duke ahead Paolo Banchero is the very best participant within the class. Right here’s our case for why Gonzaga large man Chet Holmgren is our No. 2 general participant. We did a complete scouting report on our No. 3 general participant Jaden Ivey. We additionally did a scouting report on Shaedon Sharpe, and a function on the rise and fall of Patrick Baldwin Jr. as a prime draft prospect. Oh yeah, we already printed a breakdown on the highest participant within the 2023 NBA Draft, French large man Victor Wembanyama, who may be the very best prospect since LeBron.
Right here’s our remaining mock draft. We’ll have information and rumors after the desk.
NBA mock draft 2022: Closing draft day first spherical picks
|1||Orlando Magic||Paolo Banchero||Duke||Ahead||Freshman|
|2||Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder||Chet Holmgren||Gonzaga||Ahead/Massive||Freshman|
|3||Houston Rockets||Jabari Smith Jr.||Auburn||Ahead/Massive||Freshman|
|4||Sacramento Kings||Keegan Murray||Iowa||Ahead||Sophomore|
|5||Detroit Pistons||Jaden Ivey||Purdue||Guard||Sophomore|
|6||Indiana Pacers||Bennedict Mathurin||Arizona||Guard||Sophomore|
|7||Portland Path Blazers||Dyson Daniels||G League||Wing||Born 2003|
|8||New Orleans Pelicans||Shaedon Sharpe||Kentucky||Guard||Freshman|
|9||San Antonio Spurs||Jalen Duren||Memphis||Heart||Freshman|
|10||Washington Wizards||Johnny Davis||Wisconsin||Guard||Sophomore|
|11||New York Knicks||AJ Griffin||Duke||Wing||Freshman|
|12||Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder||Ousmane Dieng||France||Ahead||Born 2003|
|13||Charlotte Hornets||Jeremy Sochan||Baylor||Ahead||Freshman|
|14||Cleveland Cavaliers||Malaki Branham||Ohio State||Guard||Freshman|
|15||Charlotte Hornets||Mark Williams||Duke||Heart||Freshman|
|16||Atlanta Hawks||Ochai Agbaji||Kansas||Wing||Senior|
|17||Houston Rockets||Tari Eason||LSU||Ahead||Sophomore|
|18||Chicago Bulls||Jalen Williams||Santa Clara||Guard||Junior|
|19||Minnesota Timberwolves||TyTy Washington||Kentucky||Guard||Freshman|
|20||San Antonio Spurs||Nikola Jovic||Serbia||Ahead||Born 2003|
|21||Denver Nuggets||EJ Liddell||Ohio State||Ahead||Junior|
|22||Memphis Grizzlies||Blake Wesley||Notre Dame||Guard||Freshman|
|23||Philadelphia 76ers||MarJon Beauchamp||G League||Wing||Born 2000|
|24||Milwaukee Bucks||Walker Kessler||Auburn||Heart||Sophomore|
|25||San Antonio Spurs (by way of Celtics)||Jaden Hardy||G League||Guard||Born 2002|
|26||Houston Rockets||Dalen Terry||Arizona||Guard||Sophomore|
|27||Miami Warmth||Kennedy Chandler||Tennessee||Guard||Freshman|
|28||Golden State Warriors||Patrick Baldwin Jr.||Milwaukee||Ahead||Freshman|
|29||Memphis Grizzlies||Jake LaRavia||Wake Forest||Ahead||Junior|
|30||Denver Nuggets||Jalen Williams||Santa Clara||Guard||Junior|
Newest NBA Draft and commerce rumors
Right here’s the newest rumors concerning the draft. We’ll attempt to preserve this part up to date via the day.
The Pelicans are tempted to take Ousmane Dieng at No. 8
ESPN’s Jonathan Givony has Dieng at No. 8 to the Pelicans in his newest mock draft. Dieng reportedly wowed Pelicans brass in a exercise, and can earn critical consideration for the decide.
The Kings like Keegan Murray at No. 4, however Jaden Ivey remains to be in play
Jaden Ivey is broadly thought of to be a top-four prospect on this class, however Sacramento apparently has its eyes on Iowa ahead Keegan Murray. The group reportedly arrange a dinner between Murray, Domantas Sabonis, and De’Aaron Fox, per Yahoo’s Chris Haynes. It was beforehand reported that Kings proprietor Vivek Ranadive likes Murray, and Ivey doesn’t love his slot in Sacramento.
Jerami Grant traded from Pistons to Path Blazers
All it price Portland was Milwaukee’s 2025 first spherical decide. It looks like a giant win for the Blazers to pick-up a two-way veteran wing for such a low worth. In the meantime, Detroit is clearing out cap area to probably make a run at Deandre Ayton. Learn SB Nation’s protection of the deal under:
The Path Blazers are providing No. 7 to the Raptors for OG Anunoby
Portland Path Blazers are in pursuit of Toronto Raptors ahead OG Anunoby with the No. 7 decide in Thursday’s draft in play, league sources inform @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 22, 2022
It is a no-brainer provide for Portland. It will be shocking if Toronto truly accepted it.
The Hawks and Spurs are speaking a few Dejounte Murray commerce
Malcolm Brogdon may be very accessible
The Pacers plan to reshape their roster and transfer in direction of a rebuild underneath Rick Carlisle, per @wojespn. Indiana likes a number of prospects within the late-lottery in hopes of including one other decide.
Malcolm Brogdon will probably be moved, they usually might wait to search out higher affords on Myles Turner.
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) June 22, 2022
Who desires Malcolm Brogdon? The Pacers are trying to find extra picks all through the primary spherical, based on Woj.
Myles Turner suitors embody Timberwolves, Raptors, and Hornets
The Hawks need to commerce John Collins
One factor that’s sure: the Atlanta Hawks, sources say, are working with the purpose of buying and selling John Collins earlier than Thursday evening will get underway. https://t.co/a6TWhJk13S
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 22, 2022
The Bulls are procuring No. 18 + Coby White
Chicago is exploring the commerce market as a result of they don’t love their choices with the decide, per Givony.
Tips on how to watch the 2022 NBA Draft
- Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
- Time: 8:00 pm ET
- TV: ESPN
- Stream: WatchESPN
We’ll replace his part with main rumors all through the day. Right here’s a remaining hyperlink to all of our draft protection this yr.