How was that dynasty built? The NBA draft, of course. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson joined the Warriors through the draft.
For all other teams, the opportunity to build your own dynasty begins tonight. Who will the Orlando Magic select to take their franchise to the promised land?
We are excited to find out with you. Consider this live tracker your one-stop shop for all things NBA Draft 2022. Below, we’ll provide analysis and commentary on the event in real time.
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Jalen Williams receiving lottery rumors
The 6-foot-7 junior from Santa Clara soared up the draft boards after his breakout performance at the NBA draft combine and cemented himself as a first-round pick. After working for a handful of teams, Williams’ stock has continued to rise heading into the draft and there are rumors that Williams could sneak into the lottery, from No. 8 (New Orleans Pelicans) to No. 19 (Minnesota Timberwolves). ). ).
“This process has been a blessing,” Williams told Yahoo Sports. “I’m from a smaller school, but basketball is basketball and I feel like I can compete at the highest level, and I’m ready to work for whatever team chooses me.” -Krysten Peek
Projected No. 1 pick Jabari Smith stress-free 24 hours before draft
Yahoo Sports caught up with Smith at the hotel hosting the draft, and Smith was visibly calm and relaxed in the 24 hours before the draft.
“I feel great and I’m ready for tomorrow,” Smith told Yahoo Sports. “I may not sleep tonight, but that’s just because I’m excited for tomorrow.” -Krysten Peek
Report: Pistons trade Jerami Grant to Trail Blazers for first-round pick
The Detroit Pistons traded wing Jerami Grant, 28, to the Portland Trail Blazers for a protected 2025 first-round draft pick among the Milwaukee Bucks’ top four. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Portland and Detroit will reportedly trade the 36th and 46th picks in the second round of Thursday’s NBA draft. The Blazers will return the Pistons’ 2025 second-round pick to Detroit. Portland also dealt the Pistons the best of its own second-round pick and that of the New Orleans Pelicans in 2026.
Grant averaged 19.2 points (43/36/84 split shooting), 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.9 minutes in 47 games for the Pistons last season. He was an integral role player for the Denver Nuggets during their run to the 2020 Eastern Conference finals before seeking more playmaking responsibilities in free agency. The Pistons gave him a three-year, $60 million contract and further use in 2020, and he emerged as a fringe All-Star candidate. However, with him as the top option, Detroit has won 43 games in the last two seasons.
Grant is another flanker in a long list of options the Blazers have tried to fit around six-time All-Star point guard Damian Lillard, and he could be the best of a group that has included Norman Powell, Robert Covington, Gary Trent Jr. , Trevor Ariza, Rodney Hood, Mo Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu, among others.
Las Vegas turning the corner on Paolo Banchero’s odds to go No. 1
In the last 24 hours, Banchero’s odds of being selected #1 overall at BetMGM have changed from +900 to +200 (Chet Holmgren is now +225). That’s enough to believe the Orlando Magic are considering Banchero with the No. 1 pick (many say it’s a two-way race between Jabari Smith and Chet Holmgren).
Banchero is the most physically fit of the top three players with his 6-foot-10, 250-pound frame. When Holmgren and Banchero went head to head last November, Banchero seemed to be the better player as he had 21 points, five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes. A scout or executive from each NBA team was in the building watching Banchero excel in transition as the primary ball handler and matchup on defense with Holmgren.
This swing in Las Vegas could be an indication that Banchero had a terrific workout in Orlando, with Holmgren playing coy and not saying who he trained for or what those workouts went like.
When is the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft is Thursday, June 23.
What is the start time of the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft begins at 8 pm ET.
What TV channel is the 2022 NBA draft on?
The first round of the NBA draft will be televised on ABC and ESPN. The second round will be on ESPN.
Where is the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the league’s Brooklyn Nets play. This is the ninth year in a row that the draft will be held at the Barclays Center.
Who has the first pick in the 2022 NBA draft?
The Orlando Magic have the first overall pick in the NBA draft after winning the draft lottery in May. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings round out the top four according to the lottery.
What is the full order of picks in the 2022 NBA draft?
The current order is:
2. Oklahoma City
8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. Saint Anthony
11. New York
12. Oklahoma City (from Los Angeles Clippers)
15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)
17. Houston (from Brooklyn)
20. San Antonio (from Toronto)
22. Memphis (from Utah)
25. San Antonio (from Boston)
28. Golden State
30. Denver (from Oklahoma City via Phoenix)
31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland)
33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)
34. Oklahoma City
35. Orlando (from Indiana via Milwaukee)
38. San Antonio (from Los Angeles Lakers via Chicago and Washington)
39. Cleveland (from San Antonio via Utah)
40. Minnesota (from Washington via Cleveland)
41. New Orleans
42. New York
43. Los Angeles Clippers
46. Detroit (from Brooklyn)
47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta)
49. Sacramento (from Chicago via Memphis and Detroit)
50. Minnesota (from Denver via Philadelphia)
51. Golden State (from Toronto via Philadelphia)
52. New Orleans (from Utah)
— Milwaukee (retired)
— Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; seized by Miami)
54. Washington (from Dallas)
55. Golden State
56. Cleveland (from Miami via Indiana)
57. Portland (from Memphis via Utah)
58. Indiana (from Phoenix)
Which top prospects will attend the 2022 NBA draft?
This is the current list of invitees to the green room at Barclays Center for the NBA draft, in alphabetical order.
Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas
Paolo Banchero, F, Duke
Malachi Branham, F, Ohio State
Dyson Daniels, G, G League Ignite
Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin
Ousmane Dieng, F, New Zealand breakers
Jalen Duren, C, Memphis
AJ Griffin, F, Duke
Chet Holmgren, C, Gonzaga
Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue
Benedict Mathurin, G, Arizona
Keegan Murray, F., Iowa
Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky
Jabari Smith Jr., F, auburn
Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor
Mark Williams, C, Duke
How does the NBA draft work?
The NBA draft lottery was held in May to determine the order of the top 14 picks in this year’s draft. The Orlando Magic earned the right to select the first overall pick. Once the Ping Pong Balls determine the order of the top four, the 5th through 30th picks are determined by the end of the regular season.
How many rounds are there in the NBA draft?
There are two rounds in the NBA draft, and both will take place on June 23.
How many picks are there in the NBA draft?
In 2022, there will be 58 picks in the NBA draft instead of the usual 60 (30 in each round). The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks each forfeited a second-round pick for violating league rules.