2022 NBA Draft Live Scores: Pick-by-Pick Analysis, Full Order as Paolo Banchero Leads Surprising Picks

2022 NBA Draft Live Scores: Pick-by-Pick Analysis, Full Order as Paolo Banchero Leads Surprising Picks

The 2022 NBA Draft is here, but its mysteries remain unsolved. The mock drafts have been submitted, some consensus has been formed and fan overreaction is already beginning.

In the end, who will be the best of our expected top three, Paolo, Chet or Jabari? How will Jaden Ivey carry out the duties of the Head Watch if asked? Will AJ Griffin is back in his best form. Can Keegan Murray score in the NBA like he did in college? What about defend?

We won’t find answers to those questions tonight, but CBS Sports NBA draft analysts Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone are here to assess the values ​​teams are getting from their picks throughout the night. Follow here and watch our NBA draft coverage on CBS Sports HQ all night for free, here and in the video player on this page.

First round of the 2022 NBA draft

Sheet music by Gary Parrish

1. Orlando magic: PF Paolo Banchero, Duke

While I would have taken Chet Holmgren, I can’t say taking Banchero is wrong. I think he will be the most influential player from the start and the favorite for Rookie of the Year. That’s reasonable, if surprising. He’s a big, strong and capable forward who could be an incredible building block in Orlando. Class: A

2. Oklahoma City Thunder: C. Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Concerns about Holmgren’s slight physique are valid – but he’s such a unique talent with incredible potential that he’s the right choice here. This 7-foot rim guard who can also hop like a guard and reliably do 3-pointers. It has the tallest ceiling in this design and for that reason shouldn’t go any lower than here. Rating: A+

3. Houston missiles: PF Jabari Smith, Auburn

For much of the design process, Smith was assumed to be the #1 overall pick. And in a class featuring three high-profile big men, Smith became an easy pick as he slipped to third overall. Smith still has a lot to develop in many ways but is already a great shooter and versatile defender who plays with undeniable energy and fits well with Jalen Green. Rating: A+

4. Sacramento Kings: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa

I like Murray but it’s not what I would have done. I would have picked Jaden Ivey. But he made it clear he didn’t want to be there. I don’t think that’s enough to justify not taking him, but I understand what the Kings were trying to achieve with this move. Murray has been a great player this season — the second-best rated college basketball player in the country. Grade B

5. Detroit piston: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Ivey is an explosive athlete who plays big and is capable of attacking the rim in a variety of ways. Comparisons to Ja Morant don’t really apply to Ivey, but he’s still an outstanding player. There are questions as to whether he will actually be a point guard in the NBA, but now he’s paired with natural distributor Cade Cunningham. Rating: A+

6. Indiana Pacers: SG Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

Mathurin, more than any other planned lottery pick, is the one whose stock I’ve increased the most after ranking him against what I thought during the season. You dive in, and what’s not to like? He’s a 6-6 athletic winger who can do many things and has all-star potential. Class: A

7. Portland Trail Blazer: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky

This pick is interesting because it seems that with the Jerami Grant trade, the Blazers are trying to get good now. And Sharpe fits in interestingly from that perspective. But few players in this class have higher ceilings than him. He’s an explosive goalscorer with ridiculous size for wing and athletics, and he could be a plus defender one day with those tools. He probably isn’t ready to do that right away after not playing in Kentucky last season. Grade: B+

8th. Pelicans from New Orleans (out lakers): SG Dyson Daniels, G-League

Daniels isn’t quite the prospect that previous Ignite stars have been, but he’s still an intriguing guard with size who can play with or without the ball. His jumper is the biggest problem at this point, but if the pelicans can fall like that, he has a high ceiling. And this Pelicans team is very close to being a legitimate contender – although much of that falls to Zion Williamson. Daniels fits into that core really well as arguably the best full-back in this draft. Rating: A+

9. San Antonio Spurs: SF Jeremy Sochan, Baylor

Sochan is the rare high school recruit under 100 to become a top 20 pick. His ability to defend multiple positions and potential as a marksman are among the reasons he’s an enticing prospect and one of the most versatile players in this draft. The fact that Spurs take him says a lot; it might not be what I would have done, but that may just mean I’m wrong. Grade: A-

10 Washington Wizard: SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Davis went from being a mostly anonymous power conference player to a candidate for national player of the year in his sophomore season in Wisconsin. I’m not worried about his lapse at the end of the season and I think Bradley Beal can look at that as a guy who gives you an instant win. Grade: A-

11. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Knicks): SF Ousmane Dieng, France

Dieng is a long-term investment and he’s not ready to help you next season. That probably wasn’t right for the Knicks, so they swapped the pick. But for the Thunder, that probably makes sense. He’s a longtime and experienced prospect who fits into Thunder’s window and is the type of player they’re building around. Grade: A-

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from clippers): SF Jalen Williams, Santa Clara

Williams probably helped himself out more in the pre-draft process than any other available prospect, in large part because he wasn’t in the spotlight as a Santa Clara player. But if you watch the movie, it’s all there. He’s a good size, he really shoots it, he’s athletic enough. Grade: B+

13. Detroit Pistons (from Hornets to Knicks): C Jalen Duren, Memphis

Surprising that the Hornets, needing a center, traded that pick to the Knicks and then the Pistons, but what a move for them to join Ivey and their young core. Duren isn’t the kind of ground clearance that big franchises favor these days, but he’s such a physical specimen and such a great athlete that there’s probably a place for him in the modern NBA anyway. He would have been a top 5 pick 20 years ago and he has great chances to be successful in offense and central defence. Rating: A+

14 Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, Kansas

I love what Cleveland does. They have filled it with interesting young pieces that can really play now. Agbaji can change and guard different types after being the best player in the best team in the country. I think he will be one of the top 10 players in the draft. And no, it is not a finished product. Rating: A+

15. Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans): C Mark Williams, Duke

Charlotte had to come out of this draft with a big man, and they may look back and regret not sticking with Duren. But even though Williams isn’t as high on my board as Duren, he really can defend and that’s where I used to taunt him all along. He’s huge and controls color on defense. There’s still a spot in the league for guys like that. Rating: A+

16 Atlanta Hawks: SF AJ Griffin, Duke

Rating: A+

17. Houston Rockets (via Nets)

18.Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timber Wolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (by Raptors)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (from Jazz)

23.Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (by Celtics)

26. Houston Rockets (by Mavericks)

27. Miami Heat

28. Warrior of the Golden State

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns via Thunder)

Second round of the 2022 NBA draft

Sheet music by Kyle Boone

31. Indiana Pacers (from Rockets to Cavaliers)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from Pistons to Spurs, Wizards and Bulls)

34. Thunder from Oklahoma City

35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Pacers to Bucks and Magic)

36. Detroit Pistons (by Blazers)

37. Kings of Sacramento

38. San Antonio Spurs (from Lakers to Bulls and Wizards)

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Spurs to Jazz)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards to Cavaliers)

41. New Orleans Pelicans

42. New York Knicks

43.Los Angeles Clippers

44.Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. ​​Portland Trail Blazers (by Nets via Pistons)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers to Pelicans and Falcons)

48. Minnesota Timber Wolves

49. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Bulls to Grizzlies, Pistons and Kings)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (by Nuggets via 76ers)

51. Golden State Warriors (from Raptors to 76ers)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz)

53. Boston Celtics

54. Washington Wizards (by Mavericks)

55. Warrior of the Golden State

56th Cleveland Cavaliers (by Heat via Pacers)

57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies to Jazz)

58. Indiana Pacers (by Suns)

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