2022 NBA Mock Draft

The 2022 Draft is in the books!

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1MagicPaolo BancheroPF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Paolo is making a late move up the board and could go no.1 overall to the Magic. He’s a powerhouse of a forward who should contribute right away. 1on1 Interview with PaoloChris Webber, Blake
2ThunderChet HolmgrenC – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-6 – Fr – This is a match made in heaven, with OKC’s big guards operating the offense with Chet. He’ll bring the intensity and defensive fire the team has been lacking. ArticleDirk, Marcus Camby on D.
3RocketsJabari Smith Jr.PF – Auburn – HT: 6-10 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – Jabari has been the no.1 prospect on most mocks but could slide a spot or two on draft night. He’s an elite two-way talent who is one of the best shooters to enter the league in years. ArticleJJJ, Rashard Lewis+
4KingsJaden Ivey SG – Purdue – HT: 6-4 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – So – It’s hard to imagine Ivey falling past no.4, even if the fit in Sacramento is questionable. This is the most likely spot for a team to trade up and take the elite athlete and offensive juggernaut that is Jaden Ivey.D.Wade, Ja Morant

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5PistonsKeegan MurrayPF – Iowa – HT: 6-8 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – So – Murray would be a nice addition on the wing in Detroit (or Sacramento if they trade down to this spot). He promises to bring offensive fire power from day 1 and has the maturity and work ethic to help set the tone for a young team.Obi Toppin, Pascal Siakam
6 PacersBennedict MathurinSG – Arizona (Canada) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-9 – So – Mathurin is one of the more NBA-ready players (with plenty of upside too). The Pacers are set to build a scary backcourt with Mathurin or one of the other young guards next to Haliburton.Q. Richardson
7BlazersShaedon SharpeSG – Kentucky (Canada) – HT: 6-5 1/4 – WT: 198 – WING: 6-11 1/2 – Fr – Kentucky legend Shaedon Sharpe has the upside of a top 5 pick but is one of the mystery men of the draft. There are a ton of rumors of the Thunder looking to trade up from no.12 for Sharpe and this seems like a likely spot for him to come off the board. ArticleBrandon Roy, Vince Carter
8Pelicans (from Lakers)Dyson DanielsPG – G League Ignite (Australia) – HT: 6-7 1/2 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-10 1/2 – Int.03 – Daniels has had a sensational rise over the past 4 months and could land in the top 10. He’s a defensive menace with size, athleticism and an emerging offensive game.bigger Lonzo Ball
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9SpursJalen DurenC – Memphis – HT: 6-11 – WT: 250 – WING: 7-5 1/4 – Fr – Duren is a big time talent who has a ton of untapped potential. Centers don’t have as much value these days but it will be hard for teams in the mid lottery to pass on him. The Spurs have a history of building around centers and Duren could be the latest.Dwight Howard
10WizardsOusmane DiengSF – New Zealand Breakers (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-0 – Int.03 – The Wizards need to swing for upside. Dieng is a boom or bust prospect who looked good in the 2H of the season in the NBL. There are rumors that he’s highly coveted inside the top 10. Articlehigh upside Kyle Anderson, Paul George
11KnicksJohnny Davis SG – Wisconsin – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 196 – WING: 6-8 1/2 So – Davis might not be the most exciting upside prospect for the Knicks to select but he’d bring intensity and tenacity to the roster – and still has plenty of room to develop into an All Star.Manu Ginobili
12Thunder (from Clippers)Jeremy SochanPF – Baylor – HT: 6-9 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – Sochan would be a nice compliment to Chet in a new-look Thunder frontcourt. He’s young, talented and versatile on the defensive end. ArticleJarred Vanderbilt, Chuma Okeke+
13HornetsMark WilliamsC – Duke – HT: 7-2 – WT: 242 – WING: 7-6 1/2 – So – A defensive minded center with a great NBA frame. A high level rebounder and enforcer in the middle. Measured well at the combine. ArticleDeAndre Jordan
14CavsAdrian Griffin Jr.SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – If A.J. falls this far it’ll be due to a history of injuries that might scare teams away. But he’s a big time talent who can play a role right away in the league. The Cavs would be lucky to get him at no.14.Jimmy Butler, jumbo Gary Trent Jr.
15Hornets (from Pelicans)Jalen WilliamsSG – Santa Clara – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 209 – WING: 7-2 1/4 – Jr. Williams has been a star in the pre-draft process and could sneak into the back end of the lottery or just after. Would be a nice fit next to Melo in Charlotte.longer Spencer Dinwiddie

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16HawksMalaki BranhamSG – Ohio State – HT: 6-5 1/2 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – The Hawks could look to add a talented shot-maker next to Trae. Branham is getting lottery buzz and has looked good during the pre-draft process.Calbert Cheaney
17Rockets (from Nets)Tari EasonSF – LSU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 217 – WING: 7-2 – So – A long, athletic and versatile play-maker who can guard all over the court. Adding an outside shot could turn him into a high level starter. SleeperOG Anunoby
18BullsOchai AgbajiSG – Kansas – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 217 – WING: 6-10 1/4 – Sr – Ochai is a well built athlete who is dripping with athletic upside and plays both ends of the floor. ArticleFelipe Lopez, Malik Beasley
19T-WolvesTyTy WashingtonPG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 3/4 – WT: 196 – WING: 6-8 – Fr – TyTy was banged up late in the season but looked like a top 10 pick before that. This would be great value here.Brandon Knight+
20Spurs (from Raptors)Nikola JovićPF – Serbia – HT: 6-11 – WT: 223 – WING: 7-0 1/4 – Int.03 – Jović is a 6-10 point-forward who can score inside and out and excels at passing the rock. ArticleBilly Owens, Danilo Gallinari
21NuggetsDalen TerryPG – Arizona – HT: 6-7 1/4 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-0 3/4 – So – A jumbo point guard who plays a heady game and impacts both ends. Lacking a 3pt shot.a better Delon Wright
22Grizzlies (from Jazz)Blake WesleySG – Notre Dame – Ht – 6-4 1/4 – Wt – 187 – Wing – 6-9 1/4 – Fr – One of the top athletes in the class, Wesley is a truly explosive player but lacks a 3pt shot. ArticleR.J. Hampton, Larry Hughes

2376ersMarJon Beauchamp SG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-6 1/2 – WT: 197 – WING: 7-0 3/4 – So – MarJon had a breakout season with the Ignite at times looking like the best prospect on the floor. His outside shooting is his swing skill. Flying under the radarJeremy Lamb, Patrick McCaw
24BucksJake LaRaviaPF – Wake Forest – HT: 6-8 – WT: 227 – WING: 6-9 1/2 – Jr – A versatile forward who is young for his class. Put up big numbers this year at Wake. Could have a first round promise.Matt Harpring, Linas Kleiza
25Spurs (from Celtics)Jaden HardySG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Hardy had a rough start but a solid second half of the G League season. He looks to be squarely in the mid first round conversation.Anfernee Simons
26Rockets (from Mavs) Walker KesslerC – Auburn – HT: 7-1 – WT: 256 – WING: 7-4 1/4 – So – Kessler is a unique talent with his size, shot blocking, high skill level on the offensive end. February UpdateJustin Patton w/ rim protection
27HeatEJ Liddell PF – Ohio State – HT: 6-7 – WT: 243 – WING: 6-11 3/4 – Jr – A versatile talent who can play the 4 or small ball 5. Fundamentally sound and efficient. Would be a great fit on a win-now team.Antoine Walker
28WarriorsGabriele ProcidaSG – Italy – HT: 6-7 3/4 – WT: 193 – WING: 6-8 – Int02 – A big guard with a great 3pt shot and good athleticism in the open court. Article
29GrizzliesIsmael KamagateC – France – HT: 6-11 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-3 – Int.01 – A powerful and explosive post player with above the rim ability. ArticleKevin Seraphin
30Nuggets (from Suns)Kendall BrownSF – Baylor – HT: 6-7 1/2 – WT: 201 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – A versatile player who brings it on both ends of the court. Has elite above-the-rim ability, is a world class defensive player and underrated passer. 1on1 interviewCorey Maggette+
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2022 Draft Key Dates

  • April 13-16 – The 2022 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
  • April 24 – Early entry deadline
  • May 17 – NBA Draft Lottery!
  • June 1 – Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline (NCAA deadline)
  • June 23rd 8:00pm ESTThe 2022 NBA Draft! (coverage begins at 7:30)

2022 Traded Draft Picks

  • Blazers get Pelicans 1st if it lands between 5-14 (C.J. McCollum trade)
  • Grizzlies get Jazz 1st, top 6 protected (Mike Conley trade)
  • Hornets get Pelicans 1st (Devonte’ Graham trade)
  • Nuggets get Suns 1st round pick (via Thunder) (Chris Paul trade)
  • Pelicans get Lakers 1st (Anthony Davis trade)
  • Rockets get Nets 1st, unprotected (James Harden trade)
  • Rockets get Mavs 1st (Christian Wood trade)
  • Rockets get the two most favorable picks of the Nets, Heats, and Rockets and the Heat will receive the least favorable of the three.
  • Spurs get Raptors 1st, lottery protected (Goran Dragic trade)
  • Spurs get Celtics 1st, top 4 protected (Derrick White trade)
  • Thunder get Clippers 1st pick, unprotected (Paul George trade)

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