The NBA is back! Did you miss it? The 2022 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday at 8:00 pm ET, a week after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. The win gave the Warriors their fourth league title in eight seasons, removing all doubt as to whether they deserved to be called a dynasty.
How was this dynasty created? NBA draft, of course. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson joined the Warriors through the draft.
Every second team today has the opportunity to build their own dynasty. Who will the Orlando Magic choose to bring their franchise to the promised land?
We are happy to find out with you. Consider this online tracker your one-stop-shop for everything related to the 2022 NBA draft. Below we will provide analysis and comments on the event in real time.
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Jalen Williams gains momentum in the lottery
The 6ft 7-year-old junior from Santa Clara blew up the message boards after his strong performance in the NBA draft combine and established himself as a first-round pick. After training with several teams, Williams’ stock has continued to rise ahead of the draft, and lately there have been rumors that Williams could sneak into the lottery from 8th (New Orleans Pelicans) to 19th (Minnesota Timberwolves). ).
“This process has been a blessing,” Williams told Sportzshala Sports. “I’m from a small school, but basketball is basketball and I feel like I can compete at the highest level and I’m just ready to work on any team that picks me.” – Kristen Pick
Predicted No. 1 Jabari Smith No Stress Pick 24 Hours Before Draft
Sportzshala Sports caught up with Smith at the draft hosting hotel, and Smith was noticeably calm and relaxed during the 24 hours leading up to the draft.
“I feel great and ready for tomorrow,” Smith told Sportzshala Sports. “I may not be able to sleep tonight, but that’s only because I’m looking forward to tomorrow.” – Kristen Pick
Report: Pistons traded Jerami Grant to Trail Blazers for first-round pick
The Detroit Pistons have traded 28-year-old forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for the top four defended first-round picks in the 2025 draft from the Milwaukee Bucks. according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Under the deal, Portland and Detroit will swap the 36th and 46th picks in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday. The Blazers will return the Pistons’ 2025 second-round pick to Detroit. Portland also provided the Pistons with a better second-round pick and the New Orleans Pelicans in 2026.
Grant averaged 19.2 points (43/36/84 shots), 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.9 minutes in 47 games for the Pistons last season. He was an integral role player for the Denver Nuggets during their run to the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals before seeking more game responsibility as a free agent. The Pistons gave him a three-year, $60 million contract and increased usage in 2020, making him a minor All-Star candidate. However, with him as his primary option, Detroit has won 43 games over the past two seasons.
Grant is just another wing in a long line of options the Blazers have tried to put next to six-time All-Star point guard Damian Lillard, and he could be the best of a group that included Norman Powell, Robert Covington, Gary Trent Jr. , Trevor Ariza, Rodney Hood, Moe Harkless and Al-Farooq Aminu, among others.
— Ben Rohrbach
Las Vegas turns the corner, Paolo Bankero’s chances of being number one
In the last 24 hours, Banchero’s chances of No. 1 in the BetMGM draft moved from +900 to +200 (Chet Holmgren is now +225). That’s enough to believe that the Orlando Magic are considering Banchero as their first pick (many say it’s a two-way race between Jabari Smith and Chet Holmgren).
Bunchero is the fittest of the top three players at 6’10” and weighs 250 pounds. When Holmgren and Banchero went head-to-head last November, Banchero looked to be the top player with 21 points, five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes. A scout or executive from every NBA team has been in the building watching Banchero thrive in the transition as a main ball carrier and go head-to-head on defense with Holmgren.
This hesitation in Vegas could be a sign that Banchero had a great workout in Orlando and Holmgren played low key and didn’t say who he trained for or how those workouts went.
When will the 2022 NBA draft take place?
The NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 23rd.
When does the 2022 NBA draft start?
The NBA Draft starts at 8:00 pm ET.
What channel is the 2022 NBA draft on?
The first round of the NBA draft will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN. The second round will take place on ESPN.
Where is the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA Draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Nets. The draft has been held at the Barclays Center for the ninth year in a row.
Who has the first pick in the 2022 NBA draft?
The Orlando Magic are number one in the NBA draft after winning the draft lottery in May. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, and Sacramento Kings round out the top four in the lottery.
What is the full selection order for the 2022 NBA draft?
2 Oklahoma City
8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. Saint Anthony
11. New York
12. Oklahoma City (from Los Angeles Clippers)
15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)
17. Houston (from Brooklyn)
20. San Antonio (from Toronto)
22. Memphis (from Utah)
25. San Antonio (from Boston)
28. Golden State
30. Denver (from Oklahoma City via Phoenix)
31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland)
33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)
34. Oklahoma City
35. Orlando (from Indiana via Milwaukee)
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. Los Angeles Clippers
46. Detroit (from Brooklyn)
47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta)
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)
– Milwaukee (confiscated)
– Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; confiscated 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)
Which promising players will enter the 2022 NBA draft?
This is the current Barclays Center green room invite list for the NBA draft, listed in alphabetical order.
Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas
Paolo Banquero, F, Duke
Malachi Branham, F, Ohio State
Dyson Daniels, G, G League Ignite
Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin
Usman Dieng, guard, NZ Breakers
Jalen Duren, C, Memphis
AJ Griffin, F, Duke
Chet Holmgren, C, Gonzaga
Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue
Benedict Maturin, G, Arizona
Keegan Murray, F, Iowa
Schaedon Sharp, G, Kentucky
Jabari Smith Jr, F, Auburn
Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor
Mark Williams, C, Duke
How is the NBA draft going?
The NBA Draft Lottery was held in May to determine the order of the top 14 picks in this year’s draft. The Orlando Magic earned the No. 1 pick overall. Once the ping-pong balls decide the order of the top four, the Nos. 5-30 selection is determined at the end of the regular season.
How many rounds are in the NBA draft?
There are two rounds in the NBA Draft, and both will take place on June 23rd.
How many picks are in the NBA draft?
In 2022, the NBA draft will have 58 picks instead of the usual 60 (30 in each round). The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks lost by choice in the second round due to league rule violations.