2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all however locked in for Magic at No. 1 simply earlier than picks are made

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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all however locked in for Magic at No. 1 simply earlier than picks are made
2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all however locked in for Magic at No. 1 simply earlier than picks are made

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Auburn

• Fr

• 6’10”

/ 220 lbs

Projected Group

Orlando

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

16.9

RPG

7.4

APG

2

3P%

42%

There’s a minimum of *some* concern over the variety with which Smith will rating within the NBA — he struggled on the rim in faculty and primarily was used as a catch-and-shoot weapon — however his positional dimension and above common taking pictures are among the many most translatable abilities a prospect has on this class. At 6-10 he is an elite taking pictures risk from anyplace on the courtroom and a really secure guess to be a helpful two-way participant within the NBA. Betting markets have him going No. 1, and that appears the almost certainly end result at this level for Orlando.

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Gonzaga

• Fr

• 7’0″

/ 195 lbs

PPG

14.1

RPG

9.9

APG

1.9

3P%

39%

The thin body and potential harm issues that come together with it however, Holmgren arguably holds essentially the most star energy within the draft. He rated within the 94th percentile as a defender across the rim final season and had a top-10 block fee . . as a real freshman. And on offense, he rated within the 99th percentile across the rim. His means to have an effect on and block pictures could make him a cornerstone defensive anchor for a rebooting OKC franchise.

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Duke

• Fr

• 6’10”

/ 250 lbs

Projected Group

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

third

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

17.2

RPG

7.8

APG

3.2

3P%

33.8%

Houston grabs a future star so as to add to its frontcourt to pair with 2021 No. 2 choose Jalen Inexperienced, one of the crucial electrical younger guard prospects within the NBA. Banchero was an All-American in his lone season at Duke, and his playmaking and general polish on offense at 6-10 can add one other thrilling dynamic to this younger Rockets core. He has No. 1 choose expertise, so getting him at 3 could be an enormous win.

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Purdue

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Sacramento

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

17.3

RPG

4.9

APG

3.1

3P%

35.8%

What Sacramento does right here at No. 4 stays the most important query of the draft. However taking finest expertise out there ought to outcome within the Kings including Ivey to a core that features De’Aaron Fox, Davion Mitchell and Domantas Sobanis. He is an electrical athlete who can operate as a high quality playmaker due to his means to get downhill and create off the dribble.

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Iowa

• Soph

• 6’8″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Group

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

fifth

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

23.5

RPG

8.7

APG

1.5

3P%

39.8%

If Ivey is off the board right here, Detroit takes the most secure prospect nonetheless on the board in Keegan Murray so as to add subsequent to Cade Cunningham. Murray was one of the crucial productive gamers in faculty hoops final season and the mixture of his dimension, outdoors taking pictures and protection ought to give him a pleasant ground as a real four-man on the subsequent degree.

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Arizona

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Group

Indiana

PROSPECT RNK

seventh

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

17.7

RPG

5.6

APG

2.5

3P%

36.9%

Mathurin’s had a gradual rise over the past month and may very well be in play as quickly as No. 5 on this draft due to his outdoors taking pictures, stable body and defensive potential. Indiana can add him subsequent to Tyrese Haliburton to actually solidify its backcourt for the lengthy haul.

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Dyson Daniels


SG

G League Ignite

• 6’8″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Portland

PROSPECT RNK

eighth

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

23.5

RPG

8.7

APG

1.5

3P%

39.8%

After dealing CJ McCollum to New Orleans, Portland including extra playmaking appears the logical transfer right here at No. 7 — and Dyson Daniels can add loads. The G League Ignite product is probably essentially the most artful passer within the draft and initiatives as a stable defender immediately due to his size and instincts, with upside to in time become a focus on offense if his shot improves.

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Duke

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 222 lbs

Projected Group

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

sixth

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

10.4

RPG

3.9

APG

1

3P%

44.7%

New Orleans rated because the Twenty seventh-best workforce within the NBA in workforce 3-point taking pictures proportion final season. In Griffin they add among the best wing shooters within the draft who has reliable star potential if he is capable of finding his outdated highschool kind and keep wholesome. Relying on how his medicals take a look at, he may go anyplace from No. 5 to outdoors the lottery.

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Baylor

• Fr

• 6’9″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Group

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

eleventh

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

9.2

RPG

6.4

APG

1.8

3P%

29.6%

The shot is actually the one query mark for Sochan that could be retaining him from being a possible prime 5 prospect on this class. He can guard 1-5 and is a plus playmaker at his place as well. If the Spurs can develop his shot he may repay as among the best abilities to return out of this draft.

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Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Group

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

fifth

POSITION RNK

2nd

This may be a further-than-expected fall for Sharpe however a smooth touchdown spot in Washington for a Wizards workforce that has a number of younger and thrilling items. Sharpe was the No. 1 participant in his class earlier than reclassifying and enrolling at Kentucky on the mid-year level, however not enjoying whereas there means scouts have not gotten an prolonged take a look at him since his time as a high-schooler on the EYBL circuit.

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Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’4″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Group

New York

PROSPECT RNK

eighth

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

12.5

RPG

3.5

APG

3.9

3P%

35%

The Knicks want scoring and playmaking and will get a two-for-one combo right here in Washington. The previous five-star recruit is a knockdown shooter who thrived off the ball at Kentucky however has some untapped abilities enjoying on the ball as a creator and initiator as nicely; his 27% help fee in SEC play was eleventh amongst gamers in his convention — regardless of enjoying nearly solely because the second initiator.

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Ousmane Dieng


SF

France

• 6’9″

/ 185 lbs

Dieng had a powerful near the NBL season with the New Zealand Breakers, a workforce from the identical NBL league that after produced LaMelo Ball. He is a combo ahead with guard abilities. If his outdoors shot begins falling with regularity he may develop right into a borderline star on the wing, he is simply fairly a methods away from being an NBA contributor proper now. Whoever takes him should be affected person.

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Memphis

• Fr

• 6’11”

/ 250 lbs

Projected Group

Charlotte

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Charlotte wants an injection of expertise and youth within the frontcourt and may get each with the addition of Jalen Duren, a springy huge man who’s a human pogo keep on with unbelievable leaping means. Duren’s shot-blocking and above-the-rim skills make him a secure guess to be a long-time contributor.

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Kansas

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Group

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

tenth

POSITION RNK

fifth

PPG

18.8

RPG

5.1

APG

1.6

3P%

40.9%

Cleveland has a younger core primed to cope with Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley. Agbaji offers the Cavs one other piece of key depth on the wing and provides a complementary fashion to Isaac Okoro as a extra offensively polished weapon. He shot 41% from 3-point vary final season for KU in main the Jayhawks to a nationwide title.

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LSU

• Soph

• 6’8″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Group

Charlotte

PROSPECT RNK

nineteenth

POSITION RNK

sixth

PPG

16.9

RPG

6.6

APG

1

3P%

35.9%

Eason is an enormous combo ahead who can area the ground as a shooter and open up the offense as a straight-line driver. His most important worth, nevertheless, comes on protection, the place he is a do-it-all weapon with nice instincts. He is uncooked and his offense is not fairly NBA-ready however the bodily instruments and protection alone may get him into the kids of this draft on potential.

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Ohio State

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

thirteenth

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

13.7

RPG

3.6

APG

2

3P%

41.6%

Ohio State turned to Branham as one among its go-to choices down the stretch run of the season, and he responded by averaging 17.3 factors and three.8 rebounds within the second half of the yr. He is an enormous wing who can torch the online and scores it at a extremely excessive degree, and now that he is dedicated to staying within the draft, must be within the combine as a possible lottery choose.

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Arizona

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Group

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

twenty second

POSITION RNK

sixth

PPG

8

RPG

4.8

APG

3.9

3P%

36.4%

After including Banchero at No. 3, Houston comes again so as to add backcourt depth with the addition of one among my favourite abilities in Terry. Terry did just a little of every little thing at Arizona as a job participant final season primarily enjoying off the ball and has the size and instruments to thrive as a excessive vitality wing who has some wiggle off the dribble and may shoot the three.

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Wisconsin

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 196 lbs

Projected Group

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

fifteenth

POSITION RNK

third

PPG

19.7

RPG

8.2

APG

2.1

3P%

30.6%

Johnny Davis was one of the crucial productive gamers in faculty hoops final season as a real breakout star in his sophomore season. He thrives as a mid-range scorer, can create his personal appears and has the defensive smarts to be an prompt contributor for a successful workforce. If he returns to taking pictures kind he confirmed as a freshman (38.9% from 3) then he might be among the best 3-and-D wings within the draft.

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Santa Clara

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 209 lbs

Projected Group

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

thirty first

POSITION RNK

ninth

PPG

18

RPG

4.4

APG

4.2

3P%

39.6%

Williams has been the fastest-rising draft prospect the final month. He measured 6-6 on the mix with a 7-2 wingspan, is coming off a season wherein he shot almost 40% from 3-point vary, and rated out within the 97th percentile final season based on Synergy as a spot-up shooter.

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Duke

• Soph

• 7’2″

/ 242 lbs

Projected Group

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

seventeenth

POSITION RNK

third

That sound you hear is San Antonio fairly actually stealing the draft if it will get Mark Williams at 20 so as to add to Jeremy Sochan at choose No. 10. Williams is a throwback huge who does not shoot it a lot from outdoors the paint (and is not a 3-point shooter proper now) however he runs the break nicely, impacts pictures across the rim and has superb timing and size which he makes use of to swat pictures at a excessive degree.

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Baylor

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Group

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

twenty third

POSITION RNK

seventh

PPG

9.7

RPG

4.9

APG

1.9

3P%

34.1%

There is a world wherein Brown is drafted within the teenagers or slips to the 30s and neither would shock me. He is robust to peg after an up and down freshman season wherein he had flashes however was not constant. His 6-8 body and athleticism from the wing spot ought to land him someplace within the 20s, is my guess.

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Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 243 lbs

Projected Group

Memphis

PROSPECT RNK

sixteenth

POSITION RNK

fifth

PPG

19.4

RPG

7.9

APG

2.5

3P%

37.4%

Memphis’ entrance workplace has prior to now put a excessive worth on faculty manufacturing, making Liddell, one of the crucial productive gamers in faculty hoops the previous couple of seasons, squarely within the combine right here (if he is not already taken). Barely undersized energy ahead who performs means above his 6-7 body and has improved dramatically as a shooter the final yr.

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Wisconsin-Milwaukee

• Fr

• 6’10”

/ 231 lbs

Projected Group

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

twentieth

POSITION RNK

seventh

PPG

12.1

RPG

5.8

APG

1.5

3P%

26.6%

Baldwin Jr.’s inventory is hard to nail down due to accidents that derailed almost all of his highschool senior season and far of his freshman season at Milwaukee. However he has nice positional dimension and a powerful pedigree as a former five-star recruit (and as soon as the No. 1 participant in his class) which can earn him a spot within the 20s for a workforce keen to take a bet on his expertise.

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Gonzaga

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Group

Milwaukee

PROSPECT RNK

66th

POSITION RNK

seventh

PPG

11.8

RPG

3.4

APG

5.8

3P%

38.3%

Nembhard is not a top-25 expertise within the 2022 NBA Draft however he’s simply one of many 25 most NBA-ready prospects within the 2022 NBA Draft. That ought to matter to a Bucks franchise that is in win-now mode making an attempt to maximise its title window with Giannis. Nembhard is not a blow-by-you athlete however he is a stable level guard who can shoot and distribute nicely sufficient to contribute to successful for a contender.

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Nikola Jovic


SF

Serbia

• 6’10”

/ 210 lbs

Projected Group

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

twenty first

POSITION RNK

fifth

This may purely be a worth play for San Antonio to pluck Jovic, one of the crucial intriguing mixture forwards within the draft, at No. 25. He has guard abilities — he ran level final season as one of many main initiators for Mega Mozzart — and a middle’s body. He is very uncooked developmentally however having simply turned 19 years outdated, there’s an opportunity he can mature in time to be a helpful initiator given his dimension.

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Duke

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Group

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

twenty fifth

POSITION RNK

eighth

PPG

13.4

RPG

5.3

APG

4.4

3P%

41.3%

It is exhausting to search out prompt contributors within the first spherical, a lot much less at No. 26, however Houston may actually seize one right here in Moore after a breakout season with Duke. He is a protracted wing with good 3-point taking pictures abilities and a role-player skillset that’d make him an asset for the Rockets.

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Arkansas

• Soph

• 6’10”

/ 237 lbs

Projected Group

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

thirty seventh

POSITION RNK

tenth

PPG

10.9

RPG

9.8

APG

2.6

3P%

23.9%

Frontcourt depth past Bam Adebayo and PJ Tucker in Miami is sorely missing, which might make Jaylin Williams an fascinating match with the Warmth. A do-it-all huge who likes to take expenses and supply vitality, he does all of the little issues that contribute to successful and has floor-spacing potential as nicely.

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Jean Montero


SG

Time beyond regulation Elite

• 6’2″

/ 172 lbs

Projected Group

Golden St.

PROSPECT RNK

thirty fifth

POSITION RNK

eleventh

Golden State’s received to be serious about including guard depth sooner or later and Montero, lengthy a prodigious expertise from the Dominican Republic, may match the invoice right here. He is a speedy guard who groomed himself final season with Time beyond regulation Elite and has the mixture of scoring and competitiveness that the Warriors are inclined to gravitate in direction of.

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Memphis

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Group

Memphis

PROSPECT RNK

forty second

POSITION RNK

eleventh

PPG

6.6

RPG

3.8

APG

0.9

3P%

14.3%

From Memphis, Tennessee, to Memphis, Tennessee? It is attainable for Minott, one of the crucial toolsy wings within the draft whose size and athleticism offers him actual first-round potential. Wants to enhance his jumper to maximise his potential — he made two 3-pointers all season at Memphis — however he is a developmental expertise with starter upside in the appropriate system.

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Jaden Hardy


SG

G League Ignite

• 6’4″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Group

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

twenty fourth

POSITION RNK

sixth

PPG

17.7

RPG

4.6

APG

3.2

3P%

26.9%

Denver not too long ago acquired this choose by way of Oklahoma Metropolis and may flip it into one of many greatest swings out there at 30. Hardy’s inventory slipped a bit over the previous couple of months as a result of he was inefficient with the G League Ignite, however he is a gifted scorer who can create area and has loads of room to develop.

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