The NBA is already back! Did you miss him? The 2022 NBA draft is at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, a week after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. The win gave the Warriors their fourth championship in the past eight seasons, removing any doubt that they deserve to be called dynasty.
How was that dynasty built? The NBA draft, of course. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all joined the Warriors via the draft.
For every other team, the opportunity to build their own dynasty begins tonight. Who will the Orlando Magic choose to lead their franchise in the promised land?
We are excited to find out with you. Consider this live tracker your go-to for everything related to the NBA 2022 draft. Below, we’ll provide analysis and commentary on the event in real time.
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• NBA draft odds: Jabari Smith is the favorite to become number 1
Jalen Williams gets the lottery buzz
The 6-foot-7 young man from Santa Clara pulled up the draft boards after his strong performance in the NBA draft and has established himself as a first-round pick. After working for a handful of teams, Williams’ stock has continued to rise towards the draft and there are overdue rumors that Williams could sneak into the lottery, anywhere from # 8 (New Orleans Pelicans) to # 19 (Minnesota Timberwolves). .
“This process was just a blessing,” Williams told Yahoo Sports. “I come from a smaller school, but basketball is basketball and I feel like I can compete at the highest level, and I’m ready to get down to business for any team that chooses me.” – Kristen Peek
Projection n. 1 choose Jabari Smith stress-free 24 hours before draft
Yahoo Sports met Smith in the draft host hotel and Smith was visibly calm and relaxed for 24 hours before the draft.
“I’m feeling great and I’m ready for tomorrow,” Smith told Yahoo Sports. “I may not sleep tonight, but that’s just because I’m excited for tomorrow.” – Kristen Peek
Report: Pistons trade Jeram Grant with Trail Blazers for picking the first round
The Detroit Pistons sold 28-year-old winger Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for one of the Milwaukee Bucks’ top four protected 2025 draft picks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Portland and Detroit will reportedly swap the No. 36 and 46 in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday. The Blazers will return the Pistons’ 2025 second round pick to Detroit. Portland also awarded the Pistons the most favorable pick of their second round and that of the New Orleans Pelicans in 2026.
Grant averaged 19.2 points (out of 43/36/84 shooting divisions), 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.9 minutes in 47 games for the Pistons last season. He was a pivotal role player for the Denver Nuggets during their run to the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals before seeking more directing responsibilities in free agency. The Pistons gave him a $ 60 million three-year contract and increased usage in 2020, and he emerged as a fringe All-Star candidate. With him as the main option, however, Detroit has won 43 games in the past two seasons.
Grant is another winger in a long line of options the Blazers have been trying to fit into six-time All-Star point guard Damian Lillard, and he may be the best of a group that has included Norman Powell, Robert Covington, Gary Trent Jr. , Trevor Ariza, Rodney Hood, Mo Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu, among others.
– Ben Rohrbach
Las Vegas turns a corner on Paolo Banchero’s odds to go to number 1
In the past 24 hours, Banchero’s odds to be drafted for first place overall on BetMGM have gone from +900 to +200 (Chet Holmgren is now +225). This is quite a swing to believe that the Orlando Magic are considering Banchero with the # 1 pick (many say it’s a two-way contest between Jabari Smith and Chet Holmgren).
Banchero is the most physically ready of the top three players with his 6ft 10 and 250lb frame. When Holmgren and Banchero collided last November, Banchero appeared to be the better player as he scored 21 points, five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes. A scout or executive from each NBA team was in the building watching Banchero excel in transitioning as the main ball manager and tiptoe on the defensive with Holmgren.
This swing in Las Vegas could be an indication that Banchero trained excellently in Orlando, with Holmgren playing shy and not saying who he trained for or how those workouts went.
When is the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft is Thursday, June 23.
What is the start time of the NBA 2022 draft?
The NBA draft begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Which TV channel is the NBA 2022 draft scheduled on?
The first round of the NBA draft will be televised on ABC and ESPN. The second round will be on ESPN.
Where’s the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the league’s Brooklyn Nets play. This is the ninth consecutive year that the draft will be held at the Barclays Center.
Who has the first pick in the NBA 2022 draft?
The Orlando Magic hold the top pick in the NBA draft after winning the draft lottery in May. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, and Sacramento Kings complete the top four based on the lottery.
What is the complete order of picks in the NBA 2022 draft?
The current order is:
2. Oklahoma City
8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. Saint Anthony
11. New York
12. Oklahoma City (from Los Angeles Clippers)
15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)
17. Houston (from Brooklyn)
20. San Antonio (from Toronto)
22. Memphis (from Utah)
25. San Antonio (from Boston)
28. Golden state
30. Denver (from Oklahoma City via Phoenix)
31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland)
33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)
34. Oklahoma City
35. Orlando (from Indiana via Milwaukee)
38. San Antonio (from Los Angeles Lakers via Chicago and Washington)
39. Cleveland (from San Antonio via Utah)
40. Minnesota (from Washington via Cleveland)
41. New Orleans
42. New York
43. Los Angeles Clippers
46. Detroit (from Brooklyn)
47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta)
49. Sacramento (from Chicago via Memphis and Detroit)
50. Minnesota (from Denver via Philadelphia)
51. Golden State (from Toronto via Philadelphia)
52. New Orleans (from Utah)
– Milwaukee (lost)
– Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; forfeited from Miami)
54. Washington (from Dallas)
55. Golden state
56. Cleveland (from Miami via Indiana)
57. Portland (from Memphis via Utah)
58. Indiana (from Phoenix)
Which top prospects will participate in the NBA 2022 draft?
This is the current list of guests to the Barclays Center Green Room for the NBA Draft, listed in alphabetical order.
Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas
Paolo Banchero, F, Duke
Malaki Branham, F, State of Ohio
Dyson Daniels, G, G League Ignite
Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin
Ousmane Dieng, F, NZ Breakers
Jalen Duren, C, Memphis
AJ Griffin, F, Duke
Chet Holmgren, C, Gonzaga
Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue
Bennedict Mathurin, G, Arizona
Keegan Murray, F, Iowa
Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky
Jabari Smith Jr., F, Auburn
Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor
Mark Williams, C, Duke
How does the NBA draft work?
The NBA draft lottery was held in May to determine the order of the top 14 picks in this year’s draft. Orlando Magic has earned the right to select the absolute first choice. Once the ping pong balls determine the order of the top four, the No. 5-30 are determined by the end of the regular season.
How many rounds are there in the NBA draft?
There are two rounds in the NBA draft, and both will take place on June 23rd.
How many picks are there in the NBA draft?
In 2022, there will be 58 selections in the NBA draft instead of the usual 60 (30 in each round). The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks each lost a pick in the second round due to breaking league rules.