2022 NBA Mock Draft

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1RocketsPaolo BancheroPF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Paolo has been impressive to start the season (as expected). He’s a polished prospect who should put up monster numbers during his one season at Duke. He’s right there in the mix for no.1 overall. 1on1 InterviewChris Webber, Blake
2PelicansChet Holmgren C – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-6 – Fr – Chet shows flashes of dominance but is still finding his footing at the college level. His upside is tantalizing but his thin frame will always be a question mark. It remains to be seen how much strength/weight he can ad. ArticleDirk lite, Marcus Camby on D.
3MagicJabari SmithPF – Auburn – HT: 6-9 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – Jabari is flying up draft boards and looking the part of a top 5 pick, with no.1 overall potential.Rashard Lewis+
4PistonsJaden HardySG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Hardy is starting to find his rhythm in the G League, after being banged up to start the season. He’s not an elite run/jump athlete but is an incredible shot-maker with a polished, NBA-ready offensive game.James Harden, Ray Allen

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5SpursJalen DurenC – Memphis – HT: 6-11 – WT: 250 – WING: 7-5 1/4 – Fr – Duren is already looking like a dominant force at the college level. In many draft classes he’d clearly be the best big man prospect but the 2022 draft is loaded with PF/C’s so it’ll be a battle at the top. The year of the big man.Dwight Howard
6ThunderJaden Ivey SG – Purdue – HT: 6-4 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – So – Ivey is a high level athlete who plays both ends of the floor. Is really emerging as a prospect and moving up draft boards after a stellar U19 performance.D.Wade, Josh Richardson++
7KingsPatrick Baldwin Jr.SF – Wis. Milwaukee – HT: 6-10 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – Baldwin is a big wing with a smooth shooting stroke and elite size for position who reminds a bit of Michael Porter Jr. PBJ has a chance to be a big time perimeter scorer at the NBA level. 1on1 InterviewMPJ
8PacersKendall BrownSF – Baylor – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – A versatile player who brings it on both ends of the court. Has elite above-the-rim ability and open court athleticism and is a world class defensive player. Has high lottery upside. 1on1 interviewCorey Maggette+

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9CavsTyTy WashingtonPG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Fr – A lightening quick lead guard with great handles and penetrating ability. Plays both ends and hits the 3pt shot.Brandon Knight
10RaptorsNikola JovićPF – Serbia – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – Jović is a 6-10 point-forward who can score inside and out and excels at passing the rock. Nikola is ranked 2nd on the updated 2021 International Elite 15Billy Owens, Tom Chambers
11NuggetsCaleb HoustanSFMichigan (Canada) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A smooth, big wing with a great looking 3pt shot. Is becoming a more versatile scorer and is lethal from downtown.Mike Dunleavy Jr.
12Grizzlies (from Lakers)Max ChristieSG – Michigan State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Fr – A tall, thin and talented SG with a super smooth game. Needs to get stronger but has loads of natural talent.Jeremy Lamb, Rip Hamilton
13CelticsDaimion CollinsPF – Kentucky – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-5 – Fr – Collins is an absolute freak of an athlete with great length and leaping ability. He’s very thin in the lower body and will have to fill out his frame but has big time potential.Nerlens with range
14HawksRoko PrkacinPF – Cibona (Croatia) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: 6-11 – Int02 – Roko is a smooth and talented who is one of the youngest prospects in the draft. He’s not an elite run/jump athlete but he’s got really good defensive instincts, is a solid shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills. Roko opted out of the 2021 draft and lands in the top 10 of the updated International Elite 15T.J. Warren
15GrizzliesYannick NzosaC – DR Congo – HT: 6-11 – WT: NA – WING: 7-4 – Int.03 – A game-changing defender with elite length/size and mobility. An unreal athlete for his size. Yannick is ranked no.3 on the updated International Elite 15more advanced Clint Capela
16T-WolvesMatthew ClevelandSG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A long, athletic, well built shooting guard with a high upside and is on a good trajectory, getting better by the month.Spencer Dinwiddie
1776ersTrevor KeelsSG – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – This might be a bit of an overreaction to Keels’ strong first game but he clearly has the tools and talents of a lottery pick. He’s built like Lu Dort but with a much more polished offensive game.a rich man’s Lu Dort
18Bulls (from Blazers)Adrian Griffin Jr.SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – Griffin Jr. is an elite level prospect but has been plagued by injuries, including a recent knee sprain. He was limited in his first college game but look for his role to expand throughout the season.Jimmy Butler
19Thunder (from Clippers)Ousmane DiengSF – New Zealand Breakers (France) – HT: 6-8 – WT: NA – WING: 7-0 – Int.03 – A primary initiator/wing scorer with great one on one shot making ability. The French prospect will be playing in the NBL for the Breakers this season. International Elite 15Paul George lite
20KnicksMichael FosterPF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-8 1/2 – WT: 229 – WING: 6-11 – 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. Mike has joined the G League Ignite, taking his talents to the pro game in preparation for the 2022 draft.Julius Randle lite
21BucksKeegan MurrayPF – Iowa – HT: 6-8 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – So – A long, smooth wing with a pretty 3pt stroke and great defensive versatility. A highly efficient player.
22MavsKennedy ChandlerPG – Tennessee – HT: 6-1 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – Fr – A bit undersized but plays bigger than his size and has big time athleticism. A gamer and a winner.Kenny Anderson

23Knicks (from Hornets)Bennedict Mathurin SG – Arizona (Canada) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 197 – WING: NA – So – A big time athlete and shot maker with NBA size who returns for his sophomore year and should be one of the best players in college basketball.Q. Richardson
24WizardsDrew TimmePF – Gonzaga – HT: 6-10 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Jr – Timme is an elite scorer at the college level and might be the best player in college ball. He lacks elite athleticism but his skill level will help carry him to a successful NBA career.Brad Miller
25BullsMoussa DiabatePF – Michigan (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A tall, skinny and talented forward who shows flashes of big time ability.Jonathan Issac lite
26Rockets (from Heat)Jean MonteroPG – Overtime Elite (Dominican Republic) – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Int.03 – A slick ball handler, passer and creative finisher with pure pg instincts. International Elite 15Dennis Schröder
27Grizzlies (from Jazz)Hunter Sallis SG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – A smooth and explosive combo guard with a lanky frame and nice scoring ability. Is just starting to come into his own and has the look of a possible future lottery pick. Gonzaga got another good one.Markelle lite
28Heat (from Nets)Dyson DanielsSG – G League Ignite (Australia) – HT: 6-6 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 Daniels is joining the G League Ignite in preparation for the 2022 draft. International Elite 15
29Thunder (from Suns)Payton WatsonSF – UCLA – HT: 6-8 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a great first step for his size and awesome above the rim ability. Has reportedly grown to 6-9.longer Derrick Jones Jr.
30WarriorsMojave KingSG – Australia (New Zealand) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Int.02 – King is a well built guard who plays with a high motor, good BBIQ and has an all around game.Courtney Alexander+
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2022 Draft Key Dates

  • The 2022 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is scheduled for April 13-16
  • The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 23rd, 2022.

2022 Traded Draft Picks

  • Grizzlies get Lakers 1st via Pelicans, (protections??) (Anthony Davis trade)
  • Rockets get Bucks 1st, unprotected (James Harden trade)
  • Rockets get Nets 1st, unprotected (James Harden trade)
  • Rockets get the two most favorable picks of the Nets, Heats, and Rockets first-rounders and the Heat will receive the least favorable of the three.
  • Thunder get Clippers 1st pick, unprotected (Paul George trade)
  • Thunder get Suns 1st round pick (Chris Paul trade)

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