2022 NBA Mock Draft

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2022 NBA Mock Draft Commentary

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1-2Player Updated 10/24/20Comp
1Emoni Bates*SF – Michigan State – Ht – 6-8 1/2 – Wt – 175 – Wing – 6-9 – HSjr – Emoni has committed to Michigan State but could be draft bound if the NBA changes the one and done rule, which is widely expected for 2022 or 2023.smaller KD
2Victor Wembanyama*C – France – HT: 7-2 – WT: 209 – WING: 7-8 – Int.04 – Victor is extremely tall and very skinny and is an X factor on the court, changing the game on both ends. He’s got an advanced skill level with truly elite upside. International Elite 15Kristaps, Bol Bol+
3Paolo BancheroPF – Duke – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 242 – Wing – 6-10 – HSsr -Duke lands the multi-talented forward who can do a little bit of everything on the court. Paolo is a natural scorer with play-making instincts and a quick first step. 1on1 InterviewChris Webber, Carlos Boozer+
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. Has a chance to be a big time perimeter scorer at the NBA level. 1on1 InterviewMPJ
5Jaden HardySG – Henderson, NV – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-10 – HSsr – Hardy is a sensational athlete with elite level quickness and leaping ability, to go along with natural ball skills.O.J. Mayo+
6Chet HolmgrenC – Minneapolis, MN – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 183 – Wing – 7-3 1/2 – HSsr – Tall, skinny and talented, Holmgren has an advanced feel for the game and a high skill level. If he can fill out his frame he’ll have a long NBA career.Dirk lite
7Ousmane DiengSF – France – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – NA – Wing – 7-0 – Int.03 – A big point guard/wing scorer with great one on one shot making ability. International Elite 15Paul George
8Yannick NzosaC – DR Congo – Ht – 6-11 – Wt – NA – Wing – NA – Int.03 – A game-changing defender with elite length/size and mobility. International Elite 15more advanced Clint Capela
9Jalen Duran*C – Montverde, FL – Ht – 6-9 1/2- Wt – 228 – Wing – 7-5 – HSjr – Duran is another player who could go straight to the League. He’s a man among boys at the high school level with an NBA frame.Dwight Howard
10Caleb HoustanSFMontverde, FL (Canada) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 170 – 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.
11Jabari SmithPF – Auburn – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 190 – 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
12Adrian 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.Jimmy Butler
13Payton WatsonSF – Long Beach, CA – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – HSsr – A long, wiry athlete with great above the rim ability.Derrick Jones Jr.+
14Jean MonteroPG – Dominican Republic – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Int.03 – A slick ball handler, passer and creative finisher. International Elite 15taller Dennis Schröder
15Adem Bona PF – Prolific Prep (Turkey/Nigeria) – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – NA – Wing – NA – Int.03 – A quick, explosive athlete with great open court speed, tons of strength and above the rim ability. International Elite 15faster Al Harrington

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16Moussa DiabatePF – IMG (France) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – HSsr – A tall, skinny and talented forward who shows flashes of big time ability.Jonah Bolden
17Kennedy ChandlerPG – Tennessee – Ht – 6-0 – Wt – 160 – Wing – NA – HSsr – A bit undersized but plays big and controls the game from the PG position.Kenny Anderson
18Sadragque Nganga*PF – Phoenix, AZ (Angola) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 210 – Wing – NA – HSjr – A unique talent with elite physical tools and upside. Could jump straight to the draft if he stays on his current trajectory.Giannis lite, Michael Beasley
19Moses MoodySG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 185 – Wing – NA – Fr – One of the best shooters in his class. Moody is absolutely lethal from three point range. 1on1 InterviewAllan Houston
20Kendall BrownSF – Baylor – HT: 6-6 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – HSsr – A versatile player who brings it on both ends of the court. Has above-the-rim athleticism. 1on1 interviewGerald Green
21Hunter SallisPG – Omaha, NE – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 165 – Wing – NA – HSsr – A smooth combo guard with a lanky frame and nice scoring ability.De’Aaron Fox
22Matthew 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.Spencer Dinwiddie
23D.J. StewardPG – Duke – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 165 – Wing – NA – Fr – A rangy combo guard with blazing speed. Gets to the cup easily and can finish in traffic. Excels in an up tempo game.Terry Rozier, Jeff McInnis
24Max 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
25J.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
26Mark WilliamsC – Duke – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 220 – Wing – 7-4 – Fr – A defensive minded center with a great NBA frame, Williams will anchor the Duke frontcourt, at least for a year or two.Michael Olowokandi
27Aminu MohammedSG – Springfield, MO (Nigeria) – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 198 – Wing – 6-9 1/2 – HSsr – A high energy player who puts constant pressure on the opposing team. Very well built with a lot of natural ability. Flashes lead guard skills.stronger Josh Jackson
28Adam MillerPG – Illinois – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Fr – A big, talented lead guard who can really get into the paint and make plays off the dribble.Deron Williams
29Sharife CooperPG – Auburn – Ht – 6-0 – Wt – 165 – Wing – NA – Fr – A crafty ball-handler and passer but undersized for the pro game.bigger Tyler Ulis
30Marcus BagleySF – Arizona State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 200 – Wing – NA – Fr – Brother of Marvin, Marcus is a supremely athletic forward who is just scratching the surface of his potential. Can play way above the rim and is showing an expanded offensive game. ArticleNoah Vonleh+
 

2022 Traded Picks

  • Pelicans get Lakers pick, unprotected (Anthony Davis trade)
  • Thunder get Clippers 1st round pick, unprotected (Paul George trade)

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