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 Nimbard
PG | Gonzaga
2. Thunder

Chet Holmgren
c | Gonzaga

32. Magic Caleb Hostan
SF | Michigan
3. Missiles

Jabbari Smith
PF | Auburn

33. Birds of Prey Christian Koloko
c | Arizona
4. Kings

Keegan Murray
PF | Yes

34. Thunder Jaylene Williams
PF | Arkansas
5. Pistons

Jaden Ivy
SG | Bordeaux

35. Lakers* Max Christie
SG | Michigan Street
6. Pacers

Benedict Mathurin
SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers Gabriel Procida
SF | Italia
7. Trail Blazers

cheddon sharp
SG | Kentucky

37 Kings* Jaden Hardy
SG | G League Ignite
8. Swans

Dyson Daniels
SG | G League Ignite

38 – Tottenham* Kennedy Chandler
PG | Tennessee
9. Tottenham

Jeremy Suchan
PF | Baylor

39. Cavaliers Khalifa Diop
c | Senegal
10. Wizards

Johnny Davis
SF | Wisconsin

40. Bryce McGuins
SF | Nebraska
11. Knicks* Osman Deng
SF | France
41. Swans E.J. Liddell
PF | Ohio Street
12. Thunder Galen Williams
SG | Santa Clara
42. Knicks Trevor Keeles
SG | duke
13. Hornets* Galen Doreen
c | Memphis
43. Clippers Moussa Diabatti
PF | Michigan
14. Cavaliers Ochai Agbaji
SG | kansas
44 – Hawks* Ryan Rollins
SG | Toledo
15. Hornets Mark Williams
c | duke
45. Hornets Josh Minot
PF | Memphis
16. Hawks AJ Griffin
SF | duke
46- pistons * Ismail Kamagat
c | France
17. Missiles Tari Eason
PF | LSU
47 – Grizzlies
18. Bulls Dalene Terry
SF | Arizona
48. Timberwolves
19. Timberwolves * Jake LaRavia
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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