2022 NBA Mock Draft

>> The 2022 Draft Just Got A Lot Stronger

>> 2022, The Year Of The Big Man

>> Updated International Elite 15 (Summer, 2021)

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 10/10/21 – Read CommentaryComp
1ThunderChet Holmgren C – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-6 – Fr – Chet is a clear top 5 prospect with a real chance to go no.1 overall next June. He 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. He’ll always be a skinny player but that’s not as big of a concern in today’s NBA. ArticleDirk 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 monster numbers during his one season at Duke. He’s right there in the mix for no.1 overall. 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. 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
4MagicJalen DurenC – Memphis – HT: 6-11 – WT: 250 – WING: 7-5 1/4 – Fr – Duren reclassifies and commits to Memphis! 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

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5CavsJaden 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++
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
7KingsYannick 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
8SpursCaleb 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.

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9BullsJabari SmithPF – Auburn – HT: 6-9 – WT: 220 – 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
10HornetsPatrick 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
11WizardsOusmane 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
12Grizzlies (from Pelicans)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 that could cause him to miss the beginning of the season.Jimmy Butler
13GrizzliesDaimion 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
14RaptorsRoko 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
15PacersPayton 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.
16KnicksTyTy 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
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
18BlazersKendall 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+
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
20HawksMojave 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+
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
22NuggetsMichael 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

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
2476ersHunter 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
25JazzMoussa 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
26Thunder (from Suns)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
27WarriorsTrevor KeelsSG – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 220 – 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
28BucksMouhamed 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
29LakersTaevion 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
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.
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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)
  • Thunder get Clippers 1st pick, unprotected (Paul George trade)
  • Thunder get Suns 1st round pick (Chris Paul trade)

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