2022 NBA Mock Draft

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1Chet Holmgren C – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – HSsr – Gonzaga lands Chet, the no.1 recruit in the class. After nearly winning a Natty this year the Zags are reloaded and ready for another epic run in 2021/22. Chet goes to a great situation to show off his skills and is the early favorite to go no.1 overall in the 2022 draft.Dirk lite, Marcus Camby on D.
2Paolo BancheroPF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 6-10 – HSsr – Paolo is a natural scorer with play-making instincts and a quick first step. He’s a polished prospect who should put up big numbers at Duke but he might not have the truly elite upside of Chet. 1on1 InterviewChris Webber, Carlos Boozer+
3Jaden Hardy SG – Henderson, NV – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – HSsr – Hardy is an elite scorer with ideal size for position and big time shot making ability. He has yet to make a college/pro decision and seems likely to land with the G League Ignite… this year’s version of Jalen Green.James Harden, Ray Allen
4Patrick Baldwin Jr.SF – Sussex, WI – HT: 6-10 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – HSsr – A big wing with a smooth shooting stroke and elite size for position who compares favorably to Michael Porter Jr. PBJ has a chance to be a big time perimeter scorer at the NBA level. 1on1 InterviewMPJ
5Yannick NzosaC – DR Congo – HT: 6-11 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – A game-changing defender with elite length/size and mobility. An unreal athlete for his size. International Elite 15more advanced Clint Capela
6Jabari SmithPF – Auburn – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long and athletic wing with a high ceiling. Has the talent to move higher on this list, as his game matures.Rashard Lewis
7Adrian Griffin Jr.SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – HSsr – A tough, big wing with a rock solid frame, tons of talent and great basketball bloodlines. Has committed to Duke but there are some G League rumblings.Jimmy Butler
8Daimion Collins PF – Kentucky – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-5 – HSsr – Collins is an absolute freak of an athlete with elite upside. He’s a devastating shot blocker with special physical tools. He doesn’t get a ton of headlines yet but his upside is special.AD lite
9Kendall BrownSF – Baylor – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A versatile player who brings it on both ends of the court. Has above-the-rim ability and open court athleticism and is a world class defensive player. Has high lottery upside. 1on1 interviewCorey Maggette+
10Michael FosterPF – Milwaukee, WI – HT: 6-8 1/2 – WT: 229 – WING: 6-11 – HSsr – 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. Seems destined for the G League, with Florida State and Georgia also in the mix.Julius Randle Jr.
11Ousmane DiengSF – France – HT: 6-8 – WT: NA – WING: 7-0 – Int.03 – A primary initiator/wing scorer with great one on one shot making ability. International Elite 15Paul George
12Payton WatsonSF – UCLA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long, wiry athlete with a great first step for his size and awesome above the rim ability. Has reportedly grown to 6-9.Derrick Jones Jr.
13Caleb HoustanSFMichigan (Canada) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A smooth, big wing with a great looking 3pt shot. Has re-classed to join the 2021 recruiting class.Mike Dunleavy Jr.
14Hunter SallisSG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – WING: 6-10 – HSsr – 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
15Kennedy ChandlerPG – Tennessee – HT: 6-1 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – HSsr – A bit undersized but plays bigger than his size and has big time athleticism. A gamer and a winner.Kenny Anderson

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16Max ChristieSG – Michigan State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – HSsr – 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
17J.T. ThorPF – Auburn – HT: 6-8 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Fr – Thor is a high level athlete with a great frame and intriguing upside.Aminu
18Moussa DiabatePF – Michigan (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A tall, skinny and talented forward who shows flashes of big time ability.Jonathan Issac lite
19Taevion KinseySG – Marshall – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Jr – 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.Hami Diallo
20Johnny JuzangSF – UCLA – HT: 6-7 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – So – 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
21Matthew ClevelandSG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long, athletic, well built shooting guard with a high upside and is on a good trajectory, getting better by the month.Spencer Dinwiddie
22Bennedict Mathurin SG – Arizona (Canada) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 197 – WING: NA – Fr – A big time athlete and shot maker with NBA size.
23Trey Murphy IIISF – Virginia – HT: 6-9 – WT: 206 – WING: NA – Jr – A long, tall guard/forward with a sweet shooting stroke who has been on fire to start the season.
24J.D. DavisonPG – Alabama – HT: 6-2 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – HSsr – An elite leaper and dunker who is an overpowering force at the high school level.DSJ
25Trevor KeelsSG – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – HSsr – A multi-talented 2 guard with a thick frame and a nice shooting stroke, bringing his talents to Duke.
26Nolan HickmanPG – Kentucky – HT: 6-2 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – HSsr – A multi-level scorer who controls the game with the ball in his hands.Cory Joseph+
27Walker KesslerC – Auburn – HT: 7-1 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – Fr – Kessler is a unique talent with his size, shot blocking, high skill level on the offensive end. He can shoot the ball from deep and seems kind of like a combo forward trapped in a 7-1 frame. Auburn got another star frontcourt player.Justin Patton+
28Matthew Mayer SF – Baylor – HT: 6-9 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – A versatile forward who can stretch the floor and handle the rock. Moves well for a 6-9 guy and is moving up draft boards after a flashy second half of his jr. season.
29Azuolas TubelisPF – Arizona (Lithuania) – HT: 6-9 1/2 – WT: 243 – WING: NA – Fr – A multi-talented big man who has burly size, great handles and slick passing ability. Could be a breakout star as a freshman for Arizona.
30Joe WieskampSG – Iowa – HT: 6-6 – WT: 212 – WING: NA – Jr – One of the best shooters in college basketball. Has NBA size and fits the role of a 3pt sniper.
  

2022 Traded Picks

  • Pelicans get Lakers 1st, unprotected (Anthony Davis trade)
  • Rockets get Bucks 1st, unprotected (James Harden trade)
  • Rockets get Nets 1st, unprotected (James Harden trade)
  • Thunder get Clippers 1st pick, unprotected (Paul George trade)
  • Thunder get Suns 1st round pick (Chris Paul trade)

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