2022 NBA Mock Draft

> 2022 NBA Mock Draft Commentary

1-2Player Updated 1/16/21Comp
1Chet Holmgren C – Minneapolis, MN – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 195 – Wing – 7-3 1/2 – HSsr – Chet is the most dominant player at the high school level. A mobile and multi-talented big who changes the game on both ends of the floor. Has legit no.1 overall potential.Dirk lite, Marcus Camby on D.
2Jaden HardySG – 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. Hardy projects as a better prospect then recent no.1 Anthony Edwards, which shows how deep this 2022 draft class is. He has ended his HS career and could be G League bound.James Harden, Ray Allen
3Paolo BancheroPF – Duke – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 242 – 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 and the other guys in this lottery. 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 who compares favorably to Michael Porter Jr. PBJ has a chance to be a big time perimeter scorer at the NBA level. 1on1 InterviewMPJ
5Daimion CollinsPF – 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 the headlines and is flying way too far under the radar. Buy stock now.AD lite
6Yannick 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
7Jabari 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
8Hunter SallisPG – Omaha, NE – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 165 – Wing – NA – 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.De’Aaron Fox, Markelle
9Adrian 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
10Ousmane 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
11Michael 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 or other professional route.Julius Randle Jr.
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.+
13Kendall 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
14Caleb 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.
15J.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

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16Kennedy 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
17Moussa DiabatePF – Michigan (France) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – HSsr – A tall, skinny and talented forward who shows flashes of big time ability.Jonah Bolden
18Kai JonesPF – Texas (Bahamas) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – So – Kai has made major strides over the past year, developing his game and his body to the point of being a possible first round prospect. 1on1 Interview
19D.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
20Matthew 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
21Max 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
22Bryce McGowensSG – Nebraska – HT: 6-6 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long, wiry athlete with a smooth game and intriguing upside.
23Aminu MohammedSG – Georgetown (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
24Justin PowellSG – Auburn – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – Fr – Powell is having a big freshman season and making moves up draft boards. An excellent 3pt shooter. –
25Nolan 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+
26Trey 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.
27Walker KesslerC – UNC – Ht – 6-11 – Wt – 220 – Wing – NA – Fr – Kessler is coming on strong and moving up the rankings. He’s got great size and a very smooth game for a big.Justin Patton
28Makur MakerPF – Howard (Australia) – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 230 – Wing – NA – Fr – Makur is a point-center with outstanding open court agility and advanced ball skills. He’s got quick twitch athleticism and lives above the rim.Charlie Villanueva
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.
30Josh PrimoSG – Alabama (Canada) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – Lanky and athletic, Primo is one of the youngest players in the NCAA and has a lot of upside.
   

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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