2022 Draft NBA Live Updates, Scores: Tracker, System, Scores, Deals Like Magic Takes Paolo Banchero #1


There aren’t usually many surprises in the NBA draft in this day and age, but Thursday night started with big surprises as the Orlando Magic picked Duke forward Paulo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick. For weeks, the expectation was that they would knock out Jabari Smith of Auburn, and still is. It’s unclear if it was all an elaborate smoke curtain or they just changed their minds at the last minute.

The Magic is said to have never hosted Banchero for a formal training or interview in Orlando, which suggests it might be his last.

Anyway, the Oklahoma City Thunder knocked out big man Chet Holmgren from Gonzaga as expected, while the Houston Rockets went with Smith to take out the top three. It’s possible The Rockets are planning a Panchero, but Smith should still fit in well as a sharp forward forward to pair with Galen Green.

Of course, no draft could be complete without the Sacramento Kings doing something outside the box, and they took Keegan Murray in fourth despite all the speculation that Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was clearly the fourth best player. Maybe they really believe in Murray, or maybe they were wary of taking a guard with their first pick for the third year in a row.

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2022 NBA Draft Order

round 1 Selection Round 2 Selection
1. Magic

Paulo Banchero | PF | duke

31. Pacers Andrew Nymbard | PG | Gonzaga
2. Thunder

Chet Holmgren | c | Gonzaga

32. Magic Caleb Hustan | SF | Michigan
3. Missiles

Al Jabri Smith | PF | Auburn

33. Birds of Prey
4. Kings

Keegan Murray | PF | Yes

34. Thunder
5. Pistons

Jaden Ivy | SG | Bordeaux

35. Lakers*
6. Pacers

Benedict Mathurin | SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers
7. Trail Blazers

Shidon Sharp | SG | Kentucky

37. Kings
8. Swans

Dyson Daniels | SG | G League Ignite

38. Tottenham
9. Tottenham

Jeremy Suchan | PF | Baylor

39. Cavaliers
10. Wizards

Johnny Davis | SF | Wisconsin

40. Timberwolves
11. Knicks* Osman Deng | SF | France 41. Swans
12. Thunder Galen Williams | SG | Santa Clara 42. Knicks
13. Hornets* Galen Doreen | c | Memphis 43. Clippers
14. Cavaliers Ochai Agbaji | SG | kansas 44. Hawks
15. Hornets Mark Williams | c | duke 45. Hornets
16. Hawks AJ Griffin | SF | duke 46. ​​pistons
17. Missiles Tari Eason | PF | LSU 47 – Grizzlies
18. Bulls Dalene Terry | SF | Arizona 48. Timberwolves
19. Timberwolves * Jake Lavia | PF | Wake Forest 49- Cavaliers*
20. Tottenham Regal Branham | SF | Ohio Street 50. Timberwolves
21. Nuggets Christian Brown | SG | kansas 51. Warriors
22 – Grizzlies* Walker Kessler | c | Auburn 52. Swans
23. 76ers* David Rudy | SG | Colo. st. 53. Celtics
24. Dollars Margon Beauchamp | SF | G League Ignite 54. Wizards
25. Tottenham Blake Wesley | SG | Notre Dame 55. Warriors
26- Missiles * Wendell Moore Jr. | SF | duke 56. Cavaliers
27. Heat Nikola Jovic | SF | Serbia 57. Trail Blazers
28. Warriors Patrick Baldwin Jr. | PF | Milwaukee 58. Pacers
29 – Grizzlies * Ty Washington Jr. | PG | Kentucky
30. Nuggets Peyton Watson | SF | University of California

* – mentioned trade



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