2022 2nd Round

2022 NBA Mock Draft Commentary

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 6/23/22Comp.
31Pacers (from Rockets) Wendell MooreSF – Duke – HT: 6-5 1/2 – WT: 217 – WING: 7-0 1/2 – Jr – A standout defender with NBA level athleticism who is now putting it together on the offensive end.Ron Harper, John Salmons
32MagicMax ChristieSG – Michigan State – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 189 – WING: 6-8 3/4 – Fr – A tall, thin and talented SG with a super smooth game. Needs to get stronger but has loads of natural talent.Rip Hamilton lite
33Raptors (from Pistons)Christian Koloko C – Arizona (Cameroon) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 221 – WING: 7-5 1/4 – Jr. – Koloko had a breakout season for the Wildcats and looks the part of a rim-running/rim protecting center at the next level.Daniel Gafford
34ThunderCaleb Houstan SF – Michigan (Canada) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – Houstan had an up and down year but his potential as an elite 3pt shooter at 6-8 will be very enticing on draft day.Mike Dunleavy lite
35Lakers (from Pacers)Christian BraunSG – Kansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 209 – WING: 6-6 1/2 – Jr – Braun is a complete player and a crafty scorer who could find a role at the NBA level.Craig Ehlo
36Pistons (from Blazers)John ButlerPF – Florida State – HT: 7-0 3/4 – WT: 174 – WING: 7-2 1/4 – Fr – Crazy fluid and agile for a 7-1 player and has a great 3pt shot. The draft is about upside and Butler has a lot of it.taller Channing Frye
37KingsDominick BarlowPF – Overtime Elite – HT: 6-9 3/4 – WT: 221 – WING: 7-3 – USA – Dom has all the tools to excel at the next level and has shown rapid improvement in his game. Measured well at the combine. Still flying way under the radar and is one of the youngest players in the draft class.
38Spurs (from Lakers)Ryan RollinsSG – Toledo – HT: 6-3 1/4 – WT: 179 – WING: 6-9 3/4 – So – Can get his own shot off the dribble and has a NBA skill set.Miles Simon
39Cavs (from Spurs)Bryce McGowensSG – Nebraska – HT: 6-6 1/2 – WT: 181 – WING: 6-8 3/4 – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a smooth game and intriguing upside. Has awesome bounce and above the rim ability. Nebraska hasn’t had a prospect like this in a long time.Latrell Sprewell
40T-Wolves (from Wizards)Trevor KeelsSG – Duke – HT: 6-4 3/4 – WT: 224 – WING: 6-7 1/4 – Fr – Keels has the tools and talents of a lottery pick but needs to be more consistent. He’s built like Lu Dort but with a much more polished offensive game. ArticleLu Dort

41PelicansKennedy ChandlerPG – Tennessee – HT: 6-0 1/2 – WT: 172 – WING: 6-5 1/4 – Fr – A bit undersized but plays bigger than his size and has big time athleticism. A gamer and a winner.Kenny Anderson
42KnicksJaylin Williams  C – Arkansas – HT: 6-10 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-1 – So – A fundamentally sound and really smart basketball player who impacts all aspects of the game.Larry Nance Jr.
43ClippersPeyton WatsonSF – UCLA – HT: 6-8 – WT: 203 – WING: 7-0 1/2 – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a great first step for his size and awesome above the rim ability. Struggled to make an impact in year one at UCLA. Peyton getting slept onlonger Derrick Jones Jr.
44HawksPatrick Baldwin Jr.PF – Wis. Milwaukee – HT: 6-10 1/4 – WT: 231 – WING: 7-1 3/4 – Fr – Baldwin has size but is lacking athleticism and had a very rough year shooting the ball. His draft stock is low and maybe going lower. 1on1 Interview
45HornetsAndrew NembhardPG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-4 1/2 – WT: 196 – WING: 6-5 3/4 – Sr – A consummate pg who excels at getting teammates. Has good size for the position, plays both ends of the floor and is a leader and a competitor who makes his teammates better.Greivis Vasquez, taller Tyus Jones

46Blazers (from Nets)Moussa Diabate  PF – Michigan (France) – HT: 6-10 1/4 – WT: 217 – WING: 7-2 1/2 – Fr – Diabate is an incredibly versatile defender who makes energy plays all over the court. He has an elite frame and an emerging game. Jonathan Issac lite
47Grizzlies (from Cavs)Josh Minott SF – Memphis – HT: 6-8 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a smooth game and big upside.Julian Wright
48T-WolvesHugo BessonPG – NZ Breakers (France) – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-5 1/2 – Int01 – A hard-nosed combo guard who can really score the rock. Article
49Cavs (from Bulls)David RoddyPF – Colorado State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 261 – WING: 6-11 1/2 – Jr – A multi-talented forward with unique size and girth.Grant Williams, Ryan Gomes
50T-Wolves (from Nuggets)Justin LewisSF – Marquette – HT: 6-7 1/2 – WT: 235 – WING: 7-2 1/2 – So – A low center of gravity combo-forward with a high skill level. Article
51WarriorsKeon EllisSG – Alabama – HT: 6-6 – WT: 170 – WING: 6-8 1/2 – Sr Ellis is an efficient scorer who has the size and tools for the NBA game.
52Pelicans (from Jazz)Alondes WilliamsSG – Wake Forest – HT: 6-5 – WT: 209 – WING: 6-7 – Sr A high level scorer with a NBA-ready game and awesome above the rim ability.
53CelticsJean Montero PG – Overtime Elite (Dominican Republic) – HT: 6-2 1/4 – WT: 172 – WING: 6-5 1/2 – Int.03 – A slick ball handler, passer and creative finisher with scoring instincts. ArticleDennis Schröder
54Wizards (from Mavs)Michael FosterPF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-9 1/4 – WT: 237 – WING: 7-0 1/4 – USA03 – A big, skilled forward who’s got a thick frame and a lot of strength. Loves to face up and take his man off the bounce.Patrick Patterson
55WarriorsAminu MohammedSF – Georgetown (Nigeria) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 213 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – A high energy player who puts constant pressure on the opposing team. Very well built with a lot of natural ability.stronger Josh Jackson
56Cavs (from Heat)Gabe BrownSF – Michigan State – HT: 6-8 – WT: 215 – WING: 7-0 – Sr – A wiry 6-8 3&D wing who has as a clearly defined role at the next level.
57Blazers(from Grizzlies)Trevion WilliamsC – Purdue – HT: 6-8 3/4 – WT: 264 – WING: 7-2 3/4 – Sr – A burly PF/C with surprising quickness. A solid glue-guy.
58Pacers (from Suns)Ibou Dianko BadjiC – Barcelona (Senegal) – HT: 7-1 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-8 – Int.01 – Badji is super raw but has elite size and massive upside. Look for a team to take him as a draft and stash. ArticleDikembe lite
59Forfeited (Heat)Yannick NzosaC – DR Congo – HT: 6-11 – WT: NA – WING: 7-4 – Int.03 – The youngest player in the draft class, after a rough season Yannick has fallen down draft boards. Article Clint Capela lite
60Forfeited (Bucks)Scotty Pippen Jr.PG – Vanderbilt – HT: 6-1 1/2 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-5 3/4 – Jr – A skilled, low center of gravity lead guard with great BBIQ and a nice scoring touch.Cam Payne
61on the bubbleDereon SeabronSF – NC State – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 182 – WING: 6-8 3/4 – So – Seabron is a long, wiry athlete with a nose for the bucket. Needs to add an outside shot.
62 Iverson MolinarPG – Miss. State (Panama) – HT: 6-3 1/4 – WT: 183 – WING: 6-8 – Jr – An efficient lead guard with a picture perfect jumper.
63 Jared RhodenSF – Seton Hall – HT: 6-6 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Sr
64Jabari WalkerSF – Colorado – HT: 6-8 – WT: 214 – WING: 6-10 3/4 – So – Son of Samaki, Jabari is a smooth combo forward with a great looking 3 ball.
65Matteo SpagnoloPG – Italy – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Int.03Article
66Kofi Cockburn C – Illinois (Jamaica) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 293 – WING: 7-4 1/4 – Jr – Kofi is a throwback, enforcer type of big man who dominates in the paint.Kevin Duckworth+ 
67 Karlo MatkovicPF – Bosnia – HT: 6-11 – WT: 222 – WING: NA – Int.01 – Had a coming out party at the draft combine. Article
68Michael DevoeSG – Georgia Tech – HT: 6-5 – WT: 193 – WING: NA – Sr – A sweet shooting guard who isn’t the most creative scorer but has an NBA skill with his outside shot.
69Jamaree BouyeaPG – San Francisco – HT: 6-2 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Sr – Jamaree is having a monster senior season for the Dons.Reggie Jackson
70Khalifa DiopC – Gran Canaria (Senegal) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Int.02 – Has an elite physical profile and a quickly improving skill-set. Excels at rebounding, protecting the rim and anchoring the defense. Article
71Kenneth Lofton Jr. C – NA – HT: 6-7 – WT: 275 – WING: NA – So – Loften had a breakout performance at the 2021 FIBA U19’s, dominating in the paint and looking unstoppable inside.Corliss Williamson 
72Vince Williams Jr.SF – VCU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Sr – A standout defender and all around talent with a NBA ready game. –
73Ron Harper Jr.SG – Rutgers – HT: 6-5 1/2 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-1 1/4 – Sr – A big-bodied guard with play-making, high BBIQ and a consistent 3pt shot.
74J.D. DavisonPG – Alabama – HT: 6-2 1/2 – WT: 192 – WING: 6-6 1/2 – Fr – An elite leaper and dunker who can overpower defenders with his solid build and elite burst. DSJ
75Kai SottoC – Adelaide 36ers, NBL (Philippines) – HT: 7-2 – WT: 232 – WING: NA – Int. – Tall and smooth with an emerging game, Sotto has filled out his frame well over the past few years. He’s looking stronger and quicker and more like an NBA player. See where Kai ranks on the International Elite 152022 SuperlativesArticleAlexis Ajinca, Rik Smits
76Tevin BrownSG – Murray State – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Jr
77Kameron McGustySG – Miami – HT: 6-5 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr – A score first player who can get hot in a hurry.
78Julian ChampagnieSF – St. John’s – HT: 6-7 1/2 – WT: 217 – WING: 6-10 – Jr – A high scoring forward with good size on the wing.Francisco Garcia
79Darius DaysPF – LSU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-1 – Jr –
80Hyunjung LeeSF – Davidson (South Korea) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Jr – An elite shooter from 3, from the FT line and an overall efficient offensive talent.Jason Kapono, Anthony Morrow
81Guilherme SantosSF– Brazil – HT: 6-6 – WT: NA – WING: 7-0 – Int.02
82Jordan HallSF – St. Joe’s – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So – A skilled passer and play-maker with great vision for a 6-8 point-forward.Kyle Anderson
83Brady ManekPF – North Carolina – HT: 6-9 – WT: 230 – WING: NA – Sr 
84Orlando Robinson  C – Fresno State – HT: 7-0 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Jr – Has a nice shooting touch and good size but lacking athleticism.
85JD NotaeSG – Arkansas – HT: 6-2 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr
86Marcus Bingham Jr. C – Michigan State – HT: 7-0 – WT: 230 – WING: NA – Sr
87Collin GillespiePG – Villanova – HT: 6-2 3/4- WT: 196 – WING: 6-4 – 
88Giordano BortolaniSG – Italy – HT: 6-4 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.00
89Keve AlumaPF – Virginia Tech – HT: 6-9 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Sr
90Bryson WilliamsPF – Texas Tech – HT: 6-8 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-2 1/2 – Sr 
91Isaiah MobleyPF – USC – HT: 6-9 3/4 – WT: 238 – WING: 7-3 – Jr – Spaces the floor, knows how to move the ball and can get buckets. Mobley is a scoring talent but lacks bulk and gets moved around too easily. Jared Jeffries
92Tyson EtiennePG – Wichita State – HT: 6-2 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Jr
93Johnny JuzangSF – UCLA – HT: 6-6 1/2 – WT: 209 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – A lethal shooter who can light it up from downtown and score in the mid range. Has good size on the wing and an advanced feel for the game. 1on1 InterviewDillon Brooks 
94Tyrese MartinSG – UConn – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr. – A good shooter from 3, very strong and plays with fire. 
95Luke TraversSF – Perth, Australia – HT: 6-7 – WT: 207 – WING: NA – Int.01 
96Jules BernardSG – UCLA – HT: 6-6 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-10 – Sr. –  
97Izaiah BrockingtonSG – Iowa State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Sr 
98Ziga SamarSG – Slovenia – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Int. –
99James AkinjoPG – Baylor – HT: 6-0 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Sr 
100Remy MartinPG – Kansas – HT: 6-0 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Sr – A floor general with excellent feel for the game. Plays with big heart but lacks ideal size. Has transferred from Arizona State to Kansas. 
101Jermaine SamuelsSF – Villanova – HT: 6-7 – WT: 230 – WING: 6-11 1/4 – Sr – A steady Nova veteran with an underrated game. Has developed nice 1 on 1 scoring ability.
102David McCormack  C – Kansas – HT: 6-10 – WT: 255 – WING: NA – Sr – McCormack is a load to handle in the paint due to his broad shoulders and great strength. Could be an enforcer at the next level.
103Quenton JacksonPG – Texas A&M – HT: 6-5 – WT: 173 – WING: NA – Sr 
104Shareef O’Neal PF – NA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 215 – WING: 7-0 – Jr
105Cole SwiderSF – Syracuse – HT: 6-9 – WT: 219 – WING: NA – Sr – A silky smooth three point shooter with decent size. Projects as a floor-spacing role player at the next level.
106Fanbo ZengSF– G League Ignite (China) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Int.03
107Makur MakerPF – Australia – HT: 7-0 – WT: 230 – WING: NA – Int – Tall and mobile but has a long ways to go to be ready. Charlie Villanueva
108Stanley UmudeSG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – Sr –
109AJ GreenPG – Northern Iowa – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Jr –
110Kellan GradySG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – Sr
111Kok YatSF – Overtime Elite – HT: 6-8 – WT: 186 – WING: NA – NA 
112Buddy BoeheimSG – Syracuse – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 200 – Sr
113Drew PetersonSF – USC – HT: 6-9 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Sr
114 Brandon SlaterSF– Villanova – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-0 – Sr 
115Lester QuinonesSG – Memphis – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 245 – Wing – NA – Jr
116Alfonso PlummerSG – Illinois – Ht – 6-1 – Wt – 180 – Wing – NA – Sr
117Taevion KinseySG – Marshall – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Sr – A scoring machine with a really solid frame who had a huge jr season and has elected to return to Marshall for his sr. year.
118Keyontae Johnson  SF – Florida – HT: 6-5 – WT: 230 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – Keyontae Johnson would have been a first round pick but health concerns have put his career in jeopardy.

The Bucks are forced to forfeit their 2022 2nd round pick due to improper free agent contact (Bogdanovic)

The Heat are forced to forfeit their 2022 2nd round pick due to improper free agent contact

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