2022 NBA Draft lottery results: Magical win #1 overall, Thunder Land in #2, Kings jump into the top four


The Orlando Magic won the much-anticipated NBA sweepstakes Tuesday night and will now take the top spot in the 2022 NBA Draft, scheduled for June 23. Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons round out the top five.

This is the fourth time the Magic has won the #1 pick overall, and it’s second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the lottery era. The last time they drafted first, they chose Dwight Howard in 2004. If they could get someone as good as Howard this time around it would be a huge success.

There is no clear #1 overall pick in this year’s draft, and the diverse candidates include a wide range of positions and skills. Some of the potential options include Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren, Duke striker Paulo Banchero, Auburn striker Jabari Smith and Purdue goalkeeper Jaden Ivey..

NBA Draft Lottery Results

1. Magic
2. Thunder
3. Missiles
4. Kings
5. pistons
6. Pacers
7. Trail Blazers
8. Pelicans (via the Lakers)
9. Tottenham
10. Wizards
11. Knicks
12. Thunder (via Clippers)
13. Hornets
14. Cavaliers