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 pic.twitter.com/wn8WkC8AtW — 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 pic.twitter.com/T6B0V9YyJ9 — 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! 🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/lE4tTt7hou — 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 pic.twitter.com/Xl6yPtWcyE — 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! pic.twitter.com/9AFqS7g3Rs — 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 scorers in the NBA at the next level.

NBA Comp: Quentin Richardson

MONTREAL'S OWN. 🇨🇦@BennMathurin is going to the Indiana Pacers with the No. 6 pick! pic.twitter.com/yYMjjbinAq — THE SHIFT (@theshift_sports) June 24, 2022

7) Portland Trail Blazers- Shaedon Sharpe (SG) Kentucky

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He is one of the biggest mysteries in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft. Sharpe has the talent to be one of the best players in this draft offensively. Shaedon Sharpe has not played in over a year due to injury.

NBA Comp: Brandon Roy

Got our guy! #RipCity pic.twitter.com/5J1qqatATg — Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) June 24, 2022

8)New Orleans Pelicans- Dyson Daniels (G) G League Ignite

Stats: 15 games, 11.9 PPG, 5.7 DRPG, 1.7 ORPG, 5.1 APG, 0.7 BPG, and 2.1 SPG.

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He is a standout defender on the perimeter and the NBA is a three-point league these days. Daniels can be a very good scorer in the NBA as well. Dyson Daniels could be a future starter at the next level.

Dyson Daniels is going to be a trending topic tonight. pic.twitter.com/TyqH9BOM6U — Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) June 23, 2022

9)San Antonio Spurs- Jeremy Sochan (F) Baylor

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He has a nice skillset in the frontcourt. Sochan has a lot of raw potentials. Jeremy Sochan is one of the more intriguing prospects in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft here also.

NBA Comp: Chuma Okeke

Jeremy Sochan is a Spur 🙌 San Antonio picks the Baylor big man with the No. 9 pick pic.twitter.com/7gZYVGg8zp — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 24, 2022

10)Washington Wizards- Johnny Davis (G) Wisconsin

Glenn Kaplan Scouting Report: He has a very high floor and can be a solid scorer in the NBA. Johnny Davis is also very solid on the defensive end of the basketball floor. Davis can contribute right away in the NBA.

NBA Comp: Manu Ginobili

With the 10th pick of the @NBADraft, the @WashWizards select @JohnnyDavis! 2022 #NBADraft presented by State Farm on ESPN & ABC pic.twitter.com/pNw2gGlHD7 — NBA (@NBA) June 24, 2022

11)New York Knicks- Ousmane Dieng (F) France (to OKC)

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He needs to work on his three-point shot and has a lot of high upside with raw talent right now. Dieng is a complete wild card in the 2022 NBA Draft. It will be interesting to see which NBA team decides to take a chance on Ousmane Dieng.

NBA Comp: Kyle Anderson

Knicks Traded # 11 to OKC for multiple 1st round picks per Woj.  Pick # 12 is still an OKC Pick.

12) Oklahoma City Thunder- Jalen Williams (G) Santa Clara

Glenn Kaplan Scouting Report: He had a great NBA Draft scouting combine. Williams has been working his way up the 2022 NBA Draft boards. Jalen Williams can be a prolific scorer in the NBA at the next level.

13) Charlotte Hornets- Jalen Duran (C) Memphis (Traded to Knicks for future 1st RD pick and 4 2nd round picks then to Detroit)

Glenn Kaplan Scouting Report: He has great long-term upside at the center position. Duran could be one of those centers than can dominate basketball games in the future by scoring 20 points and grabbing 15 rebounds every single night. Jalen Duran is one of the raw prospects in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft.

NBA Comp: Dwight Howard

Bluff City ➡️ Queen City@JalenDuren is off to the @hornets!#GoTigersGo x #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/41lVXjCqnr — Memphis Basketball (@Memphis_MBB) June 24, 2022

14) Cleveland Cavaliers- Ochai Agbaji (G) Kansas

Glenn Kaplan Scouting Report: He is a well-built athlete, who helped Kansas win a National Championship for the first time since 2008 against North Carolina. Agbaji is a leader and can help on the wing. Ochai Agbaji will develop into a better defender at the next level and can also consistently score on a night-to-night basis.

NBA Comp: Felipe Lopez

The Cleveland Cavaliers select Ochai Agbaji with the 14th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft pic.twitter.com/IRGZL3MeBl — NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) June 24, 2022

15) Charlotte Hornets- Mark Williams (C) Duke

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: A defensive-minded center, who will be an elite rim protector in the NBA. He is raw at the moment but will be an effective rebounder at the next level. Mark Williams can go higher than the teens and Williams may be happy with that.

NBA Comp: DeAndre Jordan

BREAKING: Charlotte drafts Mark Williams No. 15 Overall pic.twitter.com/B98IKGCBGy — Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 24, 2022

16) Atlanta Hawks- AJ Griffin (F) Duke

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He has major health concerns, but is also a very talented wing player. The NBA has transitioned into a wing league and Adrian Griffin Jr. could be a good fit somewhere. Griffin Jr. has good potential in the NBA if he can stay healthy though however.

NBA Comp: Jimmy Butler

AJ Griffin's family is crazy athletic -Dad, Adrian, is an assistant coach w/ Raptors and played 9 seasons in NBA -Mom, Audrey, was an All-American in track & field at Seton Hall -Brother, Alan, played in the NBA G League in 2021-22 -Sister, Aubrey, plays basketball at @UConnWBB pic.twitter.com/6JOnlTZBHF — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 24, 2022

17) Houston Rockets- Tari Eason (F) LSU

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He is a very long, athletic, and versatile playmaker who can defend all five positions. Eason is going to be a very valuable role player in the NBA. Tari Eason was one of the best players on LSU this past season.

NBA Comp: OG Anunoby

The Houston Rockets have selected Tari Eason with the 17th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft 🚀 pic.twitter.com/5h5sQFbQbO — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 24, 2022

18) Chicago Bulls- Dalen Terry (G) Arizona

Chicago Bulls are selecting Dalen Terry with the No. 18 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, league sources tell @YahooSports. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 24, 2022

19) Minnesota Timberwolves to Memphis via trade listed above pick #22- Jake LaRavia (F) Wake Forest via Indiana State

The Bucks have twice worked out Wake Forest forward Jake LaRavia, indicating they are serious about picking him at 24. Said an NBA scouting director about LaRavia: "He's a good player, a good all-around player, but his lack of athleticism scares me. That's a big concern.'' — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 23, 2022

20) San Antonio Spurs- Malaki Branham (G) Ohio State

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He has looked good during the pre-draft process. Malaki Branham is working his way up the NBA Draft boards. Branham was supposed to go later in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft but has worked hard to get here.

NBA Comp: Calbert Cheaney

Love this pick for the Spurs and love the fit for Branham. As an Ohio State fan, I’ll be rooting for him. https://t.co/TCobULUfU7 — backboards X backdrops (@thebXb) June 24, 2022

21) Denver Nuggets- Christian Braun (G) Kansas

Perkins loves the fit in Denver under Malone.

With the 21st pick in the 2022 #NBADraft, the Denver Nuggets select Christian Braun Check out our full written scouting report on Braun: https://t.co/92f7xnKSoL Or watch our YouTube scouting report: https://t.co/7BneuR3laE pic.twitter.com/bkDxa9xZij — The Box and One (@TheBoxAndOne_) June 24, 2022

Per Woj: Pick #19 Jake LaRavia (MIN) and Future 2nd-Round pick to Memphis for 22nd and 29th picks

22) Memphis Grizzlies to Minnesota Timberwolves- Walker Kessler (C) Auburn

Walker Kessler is the National Defensive Player of the Year 🔒 He set a new record for blocks and his historic season anchored the defense all year long 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tXuv3UTAir — Auburn DieHards (@DiehardsAuburn) March 29, 2022

23) Philadelphia 76ers to Memphis via trade (#23 for  DeAnthony Melton)- David Roddy (F) Colorado State

Scouting report up on David Roddy; someone being compared to Grant Williams lite. Really versatile offensively as a second round prospecthttps://t.co/MZ4CMNOV0S — Mavs / Magic Draft (@MavsDraft) June 20, 2022

24) Milwaukee Bucks- MarJon Beauchamp (G) G-League Ignite

My final pre-draft profile on #Cavs potential No. 14 targets — How MarJon Beauchamp went from nearly quitting basketball to becoming a likely first-round pick, Cleveland workout invite and possible Cavs targethttps://t.co/DSR0wDIAfQ — Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) June 23, 2022

25) San Antonio Spurs- Blake Wesley (G) Notre Dame

Blake Wesley Scouting Report A Thread:#NBADraft #NotreDame pic.twitter.com/1kYE24efqv — Savant Hoops (@SavantHoops) June 22, 2022

26) Dallas Mavericks- Wendell Moore Jr (F) Duke

Today's Bucks draft scouting report is on Wendell Moore Jr. https://t.co/RUThofRWXm — Nathan Marzion (@nathanmarzion) June 17, 2022

27) Miami Heat- Nikola Jovic (F) Serbia

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He can score inside and outside. Nikola Jovic has great court vision and basketball IQ. Jovic could be a steal for some team in the 2022 NBA Draft.

NBA Comp: Billy Owens

28) Golden State Warriors- Patrick Baldwin Jr (F) Milwaukee

One of the areas Patrick Baldwin Jr will struggle immediately in the NBA is with his on-ball defense & lack of lateral quickness Got exposed in Horizon League… NBA guards will likely target him whenever they can See the full scouting report here: https://t.co/vqOSNorLo4 pic.twitter.com/0FNU3mq8e2 — The Box and One (@TheBoxAndOne_) February 25, 2022

29) Memphis Grizzlies to Houston via trade-TyTy Washington Jr (G) Kentucky

Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Report: He was supposed to be a Top 10 pick, but TyTy Washington has slipped due to injury and also his play late in the season. Washington has the talent to be one of the better players in this NBA Draft. The question is how much do NBA teams value his talent and upside though?

NBA Comp: Brandon Knight

Trade:  Thunder send pick #30 and Two future 2nd Round picks to Denver for JaMychal Green and 2027 1st round pick

30)Oklahoma City Thunder to Denver Nuggets- Peyton Watson (F) UCLA

Peyton Watson was incredibly confident in Chicago that he would go in the first round, despite not getting a lot of opportunities at UCLA. He was right. No. 30. Just made it. — Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) June 24, 2022

2nd Round

31) Indiana Pacers- Andrew Nembhard (G) Gonzaga

32) Orlando Magic- Caleb Houstan (F) Michigan

33) Toronto Raptors- Christian Koloko (F) Arizona

34) Oklahoma City Thunder- Jaylin Williams (F) Arkansas

35) L.A Lakers- Max Christie (G) Michigan State

36) Portland Trail Blazers to Detroit- Gabriele Procida (G) Italy

37) Sacramento Kings to Dallas- Jaden Hardy (G) G-League Ignite

38) San Antonio Spurs to Memphis- Kennedy Chandler (G) Tennessee

39) Cleveland Cavaliers- Khalifa Diop (C)

40) Minnesota Timberwolves to Charlotte- Bryce McGowens (G) Nebraska

41) New Orleans Pelicans- E.J Liddell (F) Ohio State

42) New York Knicks- Trevor Kells (F) Duke

43) L.A Clippers- Moussa Diabate (F) Michigan

44) Atlanta Hawks- Ryan Rollins (G) Toledo

45) Charlotte Hornets- Josh Minott (F) Memphis

46) Detroit Pistons to Denver- Ismael Kamagate (C) France

47) Memphis Grizzlies- Vince Williams Jr (F) VCU

48) Minnesota Timberwolves to Indiana Pacers- Kendall Brown (F) Baylor

49) Cleveland Cavaliers- Isaiah Mobley (F) USC

50) Minnesota Timberwolves- Matteo Spagnolo (G) Italy

51) Golden State Warriors to Atlanta Hawks- Tyrese Martin (F) UConn

52) New Orleans Pelicans- Karlo Matkovic (F)  Croatia

53) Boston Celtics- JD Davison (PG) Alabama

54) Washington Wizards-Yannick Nzosa (C) Republic of Congo

55) Golden State Warriors- Gui Santos (F) Brazil

56) Cleveland Cavaliers- Luke Travers (G) Australia

57) Portland Trail Blazers- Jabari Walker (F) Colorado

58) Indiana Pacers- Hugo Besson (G) France