2022 NBA Mock Draft

>> The 2022 Draft Just Got A Lot Stronger

>> Updated International Elite 15 (Summer, 2021)

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 7/31/21 – Read CommentaryComp
1ThunderChet Holmgren C – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – Fr – Chet showed off his talents in the FIBA U19’s this summer, leading the U.S.A to a gold medal. He now goes to a great situation at Gonzaga where he can show off his skills with a great supporting cast, on a team primed for a title run. Chet is the early favorite to go no.1 overall in the 2022 draft.Dirk lite, Marcus Camby on D.
2RocketsPaolo BancheroPF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – 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+
3PistonsJaden HardySG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Hardy is an elite scorer with ideal size for the SG position who is taking his talents to the G League.James Harden, Ray Allen
4MagicJalen DuranC – Montverde, FL – HT: 6-9 1/2- WT: 228 – WING: 7-5 – Fr – Duran has not yet officially reclassified but all signs point to it. He was a man among boys at the high school level and is a true center prospect who dominates in the paint. He’s got freaky length, a ton of power and a world of untapped upside.Dwight Howard
5CavsAdrian Griffin Jr.SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – A tough, big wing with a rock solid frame, tons of talent and great basketball bloodlines. Plays above the rim with ease and can light it up from downtown.Jimmy Butler
6T-WolvesNikola JovićPF – Serbia – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – Jović is moving up draft boards after a strong showing at the FIBA U19’s. He’s 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
7KingsCaleb 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.
8SpursJabari SmithPF – Auburn – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – A long and athletic wing with a high ceiling. Has a great shooting stroke and is deadly from mid range and beyond.Rashard Lewis

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9BullsJaden 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.Josh Richardson+
10HornetsYannick 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. Yannick is ranked no.3 on the updated International Elite 15more advanced Clint Capela
11WizardsPatrick Baldwin Jr.SF – Wis. Milwaukee – HT: 6-10 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – Baldwin commits to Wisconsin Milwaukee to play for his father. He’s 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
12Grizzlies (from Pelicans)Mojave 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+
13GrizzliesPayton WatsonSF – UCLA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – 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.
14RaptorsKendall BrownSF – Baylor – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – 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+
15PacersOusmane 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
16KnicksDaimion 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
17CelticsKennedy 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
18BlazersRoko 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
19Rockets (from Heat)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
20HawksMouhamed GueyePF – Washington State (Senegal) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 – Fr – A quick, fluid and immensely talented PF with elite upside. Has a smooth release on his shot and is developing into a multi-dimensional scorer.Jonathan Bender
21MavsMax 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
22NuggetsMoussa 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

23Thunder (from Clippers)Matthew 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
2476ersWalker KesslerC – Auburn – HT: 7-1 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – So – 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+
25JazzTyTy 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
26Thunder (from Suns)Trevor KeelsSG – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – Keels is a big, strong guard with a thick frame and a really sweet shooting stroke. He’s a low center of gravity player who an score inside and out.Lu Dort
27WarriorsTaevion 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.Hami Diallo
28BucksMichael 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
29LakersHunter 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
30Heat (from Nets)Brandon Huntley-HatfieldPF – Tennessee – HT: 6-9 – WT: 224 – WING: NA – Fr – Brandon has reclassified to join the 2021 class and has signed with Tennessee. He’s a possible one and done or a two year player for the Vols.

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)
  • Thunder get Clippers 1st pick, unprotected (Paul George trade)
  • Thunder get Suns 1st round pick (Chris Paul trade)

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