Live NBA Draft 2022 Votes: Pick-by-Pick Analysis, Complete Order as Paolo Banchero Leads Surprising Selections

The 2022 NBA Draft is here, but its mysteries have not yet been solved. The fictitious drafts have been submitted, some consensus has formed, and the exaggerated fan reactions are already starting.

Who ends up being the best of our top three expected, Paul, Chet or Jabari? How will Jaden Ivey handle headguard duties if required? Will AJ Griffin can find the best shape of him. Can Keegan Murray score in the NBA like he did in college? And the defense?

We won’t find the answers to these questions tonight, but CBS Sports NBA Draft analysts Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone are here to gauge the values ​​teams pull out of their picks as the night goes on. Follow here and watch our free overnight NBA Draft coverage on CBS Sports HQ here and in the video player on this page.

First round of the 2022 NBA Draft

Votes by Gary Parrish

1. Magic of Orlando: PF Paolo Banchero, duke

Even if I would have taken Chet Holmgren, I can’t say it’s wrong to take Banchero. I think he will be the most impactful player since the jump and the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year. This makes sense, albeit surprising. He is a big, strong and skilled striker who could be an incredible brick in Orlando. Grade: A

2. Oklahoma City thunder: C Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Concerns about Holmgren’s lightweight structure are legitimate, but it’s such a unique prospect with incredible potential that it’s the right choice here. This 7 foot wheel cover which can also bounce like a guard and do 3 points reliably. He has the highest ceiling in this draft and, for that reason, he shouldn’t drop below here. Grade: A +

3. Houston Rockets: PF Jabari Smith, Auburn

Throughout much of the drafting process, Smith was assumed to be the # 1 choice overall. And in a class with three potential top-tier big men, Smith became an easy pick when he slipped to third place overall. Smith still needs to develop in many ways, but he is already a very good interchangeable shooter and defender who plays with undeniable energy and adapts well to Jalen Green. Grade: A +

4. Sacramento Re: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa

I like Murray, but that’s not what I would have done. I was going to get Jaden Ivey. But she made it clear that she didn’t want to be there. I don’t think that’s enough to explain not getting it, but I understand where the Kings were going with this move. Murray has been an outstanding player this season, the second best college basketball player in the country. Grade: B

5. Detroit Pistons: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Ivey is an explosive athlete who plays big and is capable of attacking the circle in a variety of ways. Comparisons with Ja Morant don’t add up for Ivey, but he’s still an exceptional player. There are questions as to whether he will actually become a point guard in the NBA, but now he’s paired with Cade Cunningham, a natural distributor. Grade: A +

6. Indiana Pacers: SG Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

More than any other expected lottery pick, Mathurin is the one whose shares I upped the most after valuing him versus what I thought during the season. Do you dive and what don’t you like? He is a 6-6 athletic winger who can do many things and has All-Star potential. Grade: A

7. Portland track blazer: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky

This choice is interesting because it seems that with the Jerami Grant swap the Blazers are trying to get good now. And Sharpe is an interesting adaptation from that point of view. But few players in this class have higher ceilings than him. He is an explosive scorer with ridiculous dimensions for the winger and athletics, and someday he could be one more defender with those tools. He probably isn’t ready to do it right after not playing last season at Kentucky. Grade: B +

8. Pelicans of New Orleans (from Lakers): SG Dyson Daniels, G League

Daniels isn’t quite the prospect of previous Ignite stars, but he’s still a charming guard with dimensions who can play with or without the ball. His sweater is the area of ​​greatest concern at this point, but if the pelicans manage to knock him over, he has a high ceiling. And this Pelicans team is very close to being a legitimate contender, even if a lot of that falls on Zion Williamson. Daniels really fits into that core well as arguably the best perimeter defender in this project. Grade: A +

9. Spurs of Sant’Antonio: SF Jeremy Sochan, Baylor

Sochan is the rare high school recruit under 100 who becomes one of the top 20 picks. His ability to defend multiple positions and his potential as a shooter are among the reasons why he is an enticing prospect and one of the most versatile players available in this draft. The fact that the Spurs are taking him speaks volumes; it may not be what I would have done, but that may simply mean that I am wrong. Grade: A-

10. Wizards of Washington: SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Davis went from a mostly anonymous player in a power conference to a candidate for National Player of the Year in his second season at Wisconsin. I don’t care about his crash at the end of the season, and I think Bradley Beal can see him as a guy who helps you win right away. Grade: A-

11. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Knicks): SF Ousmane Dieng, France

Dieng is a long-term investment and is not ready to help you next season. For the Knicks, it probably wasn’t fair, so they traded the choice. But for the Thunder, it probably makes sense. It’s a long and skillful perspective that fits into the Thunder window and is the kind of player they’re building on. Grade: A-

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Clipper): SF Jalen Williams, Santa Clara

Williams arguably aided himself more in the pre-draft process than any other potential client available, largely because he wasn’t spotlighted as a Santa Clara player. But when you watch the movie, it’s all there. He’s a good size, he really shoots, he’s quite athletic. Grade: B +

13. Detroit Pistons (from Hornets via Knicks): C Jalen Duren, Memphis

Surprising that the Hornets, who need a center, have handed this choice over to the Knicks and then the Pistons, but what a move for them to join Ivey and their young core. Duren isn’t my favorite big-name type these days, but he’s such a physical specimen and a great athlete that there’s probably a place for him in the modern NBA nonetheless. He would have been one of the top five picks 20 years ago, and he has a big advantage to be successful in circle attack and home defense. Grade: A +

14. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, Kansas

I love what Cleveland is doing. They amassed it with interesting young pieces that they can really play now. Agbaji can change and protect several guys after being the best player on the best team in the country. I think he will be one of the top 10 players in the draft. And no, it’s not a finished product. Grade: A +

15. Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans): C Mark Williams, Duke

Charlotte needed to get out of this draft with a great man, and they might look back and regret not staying with Duren. But even though Williams isn’t as high on my board as Duren was, he can really defend and that’s exactly where I’ve been making fun of him the whole time. He is huge and controls the paint on defense. Grade: A +

16. Atlanta Hawks: SF AJ Griffin, Duke

Grade: A +

17. Houston Rockets (via Nets)

18. Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (from Raptors)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (from jazz)

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (from the Celtics)

26. Houston Rockets (from Mavericks)

27. Miami Heat

28. Warriors of the Golden State

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns via Thunder)

Round two of the 2022 NBA Draft

Votes by Kyle Boone

31. Indiana Pacers (from Rockets via Cavaliers)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from Pistons via Spurs, Wizards and Bulls)

34. Oklahoma City Thunder

35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Pacers via Bucks and Magic)

36. Detroit Pistons (from Blazers)

37. King Sacrament

38. San Antonio Spurs (from Lakers via Bulls and Wizards)

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Spurs via Jazz)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards via Cavaliers)

41. Pelicans of New Orleans

42. New York Knicks

43. Los Angeles Clippers

44. Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. ​​Portland Trail Blazers (from Nets via Pistons)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers via Pelicans and Hawks)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

49. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Bulls via Grizzlies, Pistons and Kings)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Nuggets via 76ers)

51. Golden State Warriors (by Raptors via 76ers)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz)

53. Boston Celtics

54. Washington Wizards (from Mavericks)

55. Warriors of the Golden State

56. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Heat via Pacers)

57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies via Jazz)

58. Indiana Pacers (from Suns)

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