The 2022 NBA Draft features a star-studded class with four legitimate options for becoming the No. 1 at the top of the board. The Orlando Magic are on the clock with the first pick, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons to round out the top five.
SB Nation has had this draft class covered all year, and now we’ll finally know who’s going where when draft night comes around.
Auburn forward Jabari Smith Jr., Gonzaga tall man Chet Holmgren, and Duke forward Paolo Banchero give this draft three players who are at least 6’10 tall and have different skillsets that match the stand at the top of the class. Smith is the best shooter, Holmgren is the best defender, and Banchero is the best passer and shot creator. There’s also Jaden Ivey, the 6’4 Purdue guard who is perhaps the best pure athlete out there.
Check out our top 60 bigboard, as well as our breakdowns of Banchero, Holmgren and Ivey. Additionally, you can bet on the draft order at DraftKings Sportsbook.
We’ll keep you updated on each selection, as well as links to all of the great coverage surrounding the SB Nation communities below the chart. As a reminder, there are only 58 picks in the draft this year instead of the normal 60 overall, as the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat both lost their second-round picks as part of their respective league-tampering penalties.
NBA Draft 2022 Tracker: Every pick in this year’s draft
|2||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|7||Portland Trail Blazer|
|8th||Pelicans from New Orleans|
|9||San Antonio Spurs|
|11||New York Knicks|
|12||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|20||San Antonio Spurs|
|25||San Antonio Spurs (via Celtics)|
|28||Warriors of the Golden State|
|34||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|35||Los Angeles Lakers|
|36||Portland Trail Blazer|
|38||San Antonio Spurs|
|41||Pelicans from New Orleans|
|42||New York Knicks|
|51||Warriors of the Golden State|
|52||Pelicans from New Orleans|
|55||Warriors of the Golden State|
|57||Portland Trail Blazer|
We’ll be linking to SB Nation’s team page coverage below as the draft progresses.