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2022 NBA Draft Live

We’ll have all the picks and trades as we go through a read-along that you can go back to.  We’ll touch it up so it can be used as a guide for Summer League 2022.

1)Orlando Magic- Paolo Banchero (PF) Duke

Our own Kayode Hammed had this on Paolo on 6/22.  Now Woj or Shams, Paolo Banchero is likely to be No. 1 draft Banchero has been the top prospect since the start of the cycle simply because he is the best shot creator in the class. For a huge forward at 6’10, 250 pounds, Banchero offers tight ball-handling ability and some of the best live dribble passing in the class. He is a load to handle as a downhill scoring threat, a skilled mid-range shooter, and strong enough to bully people in the post. He’s the player in this class most likely to become a primary option on a contending team, and that fact elevates him above his peers.

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: Banchero might be the readiest player to play in the NBA in the 2022 NBA Draft. He has a very good IQ and has the ability to take over basketball games. Paolo Banchero can be a future number one option.

NBA Comp: Chris Webber

welcome to the O @Pp_doesit 🪄@SociosUSA x #MagicDraft — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 24, 2022

2)Oklahoma City Thunder- Chet Holmgren (PF) Gonzaga

Our own Kayode one Holmgren: Doubt Chet Holmgren at your own peril It’s only natural to doubt Chet Holmgren the first time you see him because of his famously skinny frame. It just has to be noted that Holmgren’s frame has never prevented him from dominating whatever competition he’s faced.

Glenn Kaplan scouting and comp:

Scouting Report: He has tons of upside and offensive talent. Chet Holmgren is going to need some work in the weight room in order to get bigger and stronger. He has the potential to be one of the best big men in the NBA in a few years from now and can go number one overall in the 2022 NBA Draft.

NBA Comp: Dirk Nowitzki

it's go time — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) June 24, 2022

3)Houston Rockets- Jabari Smith Jr (PF) Auburn

Kayode: Smith is an awesome prospect — maybe already one of the best 6’10+ shooters in the world, and also light on his feet defensively on the perimeter — but the Auburn freshman struggles to create off the bounce and score efficiently inside the arc.

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He is a versatile wing and the NBA needs players who can be a 3 and D wing. Jabari Smith Jr. should be a top-two pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. If he doesn’t go number one to the Orlando Magic, Smith Jr. would be a nice piece for the Oklahoma City Thunder at number two.

NBA Comp: Rashard Lewis

Welcome to H-Town, Jabari! 🚀🚀 — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 24, 2022

4)Sacramento Kings- Keegan Murray (F) Iowa

Glenn Kaplan Scouting Report: Keegan Murray has an NBA-ready skill set. He is a very versatile wing defender, who is an elite three-point shooter (39.8%) from downtown. Murray can be a top-five pick but will fall no later than the seventh selection.

NBA Comp: Pascal Siakam

𝙃𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙈𝙖𝙙𝙚 ✅@keegan3murray becomes the highest selection by a Hawkeye in program history!#Hawkeyes x #NBADraft — Iowa Men’s Basketball (@IowaHoops) June 24, 2022

5)Detroit Pistons- Jaden Ivey (PG) Purdue

Kayode-Personally, I value the ability to get to the basket over the knockdown shooting. Shooting can usually be delegated to role players, but it takes a star to consistently bend opposing defenses by getting to the rim. Ivey’s burst with the ball in his hands is elite even by NBA standards.

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He is a prolific scorer and has the ability to take over basketball games. Jaden Ivey has streaks of being either hot or cold. Ivey will be a very good guard in the NBA and can create shots off the dribble.

NBA Comp: Ja Morant

With the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the #Pistons select Jaden Ivey from @BoilerBall. Welcome to Detroit, Jaden! — Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) June 24, 2022

6)Indiana Pacers-Benedict Mathurin (F) Arizona

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He can be an instant scorer at the NBA level. Bennedict Mathurin needs some work on his defense. Mathurin will be one of those electrifying sc