Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
So the NBA season is barely cold and its draft time. What a great end to the season Golden State Warriors Champs, Celtics fans broken and now everybody trying to sign the talent to compete next term, so here is the news on the draft so far. We will add updates as they happen so check back.
Talk So Far:
Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, Bennedict Mathurin, Dyson Daniels, Shaedon Sharpe, Jalen Duren, AJ Griffin and Johnny Davis received the first batch of 11 invites last Thursday, followed by Ousmane Dieng, Jeremy Sochan, Ochai Agbaji, Mark Williams and Malaki Branham on Monday.
TyTy Washington, Tari Eason, Jalen Williams and MarJon Beauchamp received what are believed to be the final four invitations Wednesday for the June 23 draft. The green room is a staging area in front of the NBA draft podium where players, families and agents await commissioner Adam Silver calling a player’s name upon selection.
The complete 1-58 draft order for the 2022 NBA Draft presented by State Farm was determined after the results of the NBA Draft Lottery, which was won by the Orlando Magic who will pick first.
1. Orlando 2. Oklahoma City 3. Houston 4. Sacramento 5. Detroit 6. Indiana 7. Portland 8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers) 9. San Antonio 10. Washington 11. New York 12. Oklahoma City (from LA Clippers) 13. Charlotte 14. Cleveland 15. Charlotte (from New Orleans) 16. Atlanta 17. Houston (from Brooklyn) 18. Chicago 19. Minnesota 20. San Antonio (from Toronto) 21. Denver 22. Memphis (from Utah) 23. Philadelphia 24. Milwaukee 25. San Antonio (from Boston) 26. Dallas 27. Miami 28. Golden State 29. Memphis
30. Oklahoma City (from Phoenix)
31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland) 32. Orlando 33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago) 34. Oklahoma City 35. Orlando (from Indiana via Milwaukee) 36. Portland 37. Sacramento 38. San Antonio (from Los Angeles Lakers via Chicago and Washington) 39. Cleveland (from San Antonio via Utah) 40. Minnesota (from Washington via Cleveland) 41. New Orleans 42. New York 43. LA Clippers 44. Atlanta 45. Charlotte 46. Detroit (from Brooklyn) 47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta) 48. Minnesota 49. Sacramento (from Chicago via Memphis and Detroit) 50. Minnesota (from Denver via Philadelphia) 51. Golden State (from Toronto via Philadelphia) 52. New Orleans (from Utah) 53. Boston — Milwaukee (forfeited) — Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; forfeited by Miami) 54. Washington (from Dallas) 55. Golden State 56. Cleveland (from Miami via Indiana) 57. Portland (from Memphis via Utah)
58. Indiana (from Phoenix)
The general expectation for the 2022 NBA Draft is that Jabari Smith Jr. will go No. 1 overall to the Magic, followed by some combination of Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Purdue’s Jaden Ivey and Iowa’s Keegan Murray.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren
Houston Rockets: Paolo Banchero
TRADE: Utah Jazz (via Kings): Jaden Ivey
We wont speculate further but will add picks with odds on Wednesday.
The 2022 NBA draft, the 76th edition of the National Basketball Association’s annual draft, is scheduled to be held on June 23, 2022, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 2022 edition marks a return to the draft’s normal June date after postponements were made in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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