2022 NBA Draft live ratings: pick analysis, full order as Paolo Banchero leads surprising picks

2022 NBA Draft live ratings: pick analysis, full order as Paolo Banchero leads surprising picks

The 2022 NBA Draft is here, but its mysteries have yet to be solved. The fake drafts are submitted, consensuses have been formed, and the fan overreactions are already beginning.

Who ends up being the best of our expected top three, Paolo, Chet or Jabari? How will Jaden Ivey handle primary guard duties if asked? Will AJ Griffin can return to his best form. Can Keegan Murray score in the NBA like he did in college? What about defending?

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

First round of the 2022 NBA Draft

Notes by Gary Parrish

1. Orlando Magic: PF Paolo Banchero, Duke

Even if I would have taken Chet Holmgren, I can’t say it’s wrong to take Banchero. I think he’s going to be the most impactful player off the jump and the favorite to win Rookie of the Year. It makes sense, albeit surprising. He’s a big, strong and talented forward who could be an incredible cornerstone in Orlando. Rating: A

2. Oklahoma City Thunder: C Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Concerns about Holmgren’s lightweight frame are legitimate – but he’s such a unique prospect with incredible potential that he’s the right choice here. That 7-foot rim protector that can also bounce him around like a guard and make 3-pointers reliably. It has the highest ceiling in this draft and, for this reason, should not go lower than here. Rating: A+

3. Houston Rockets: PF Jabari Smith, Auburn

For much of the draft process, Smith was assumed to be the No. 1 overall pick. And in a class with three top male prospects, Smith became an easy pick when he slipped to third place overall. . Smith still needs to develop in many ways, but he’s already an excellent shooter and switchable defender who plays with undeniable energy and fits perfectly with Jalen Green. Rating: A+

4. Sacramento Kings: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa

I love Murray, but that’s not what I would have done. I would have taken Jaden Ivey. But he made it clear he didn’t want to be there. I don’t think that’s enough to explain why I didn’t take it, but I understand where the Kings were going with this move. Murray was a terrific player this season — the second-best college basketball player in the nation. Category B

5. Detroit Pistons: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Ivey is an explosive athlete who plays big and is able to attack the rim in a variety of ways. Comparisons to Ja Morant don’t really add up for Ivey, but he’s an exceptional player nonetheless. We wonder if he’s actually going to be an NBA point guard, but now he’s paired with Cade Cunningham, a natural distributor. Rating: A+

6. Indiana Pacers: SG Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

More than any other projected lottery pick, Mathurin is the one I’ve lifted the most stock from after evaluating him against what I thought over the course of the season. You dive into it, and what don’t you like? He’s an athletic 6-6 winger who can do a lot and has All-Star potential. Rating: A

seven. Portland Trail Blazers: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky

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

8. New Orleans Pelicans (of Lakers): SG Dyson Daniels, League G

Daniels isn’t quite the prospect that previous Ignite stars have been, but he’s still a fascinating guard with size who can play with or without the ball. His jumper, at this point, is the biggest concern, but if the Pelicans can knock down, he’s got a high ceiling. And this Pelicans team is very close to being a legitimate contender – although that largely falls to Zion Williamson. Daniels fits very well into that core as the best perimeter defenseman in this draft. Rating: A+

9. San Antonio Spurs: SF Jeremy Sochan, Baylor

Sochan is the rare freshman from a high school under 100 who becomes a top 20 pick. His ability to hold multiple positions and his potential as a shooter are among the reasons he’s a tantalizing prospect and one of the most versatile players available in this draft. The fact that Spurs take him says a lot; it might not be what I would have done, but it might just mean I’m wrong. Rating: A-

ten. Washington Wizards: SF Johnny Davis, Wis.

Davis went from a mostly anonymous power conference player to National Player of the Year contender in his second season at Wisconsin. I’m not worried about his slippage at the end of the season, and I think Bradley Beal can look at that as a guy who helps you win right away. Rating: A-

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

Dieng is a long-term investment and he’s not ready to help you next season. For the Knicks, it probably wasn’t fair, so they traded the pick. But for the Thunder, it probably makes sense. He’s a long, skilled prospect who fits the Thunder’s window and is the type of player they’re building around. Rating: A-

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

Williams probably helped himself more in the pre-draft process than any other prospect available, largely because he wasn’t spotlighted as a Santa Clara player. But when you watch the film, it’s all there. He’s got a good size, he really pulls on it, he’s quite athletic. Grade: B+

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

Amazing that the Hornets, who need a center, traded that pick to the Knicks and then the Pistons, but what a decision for them to join Ivey and their young core. Duren isn’t the type big floor-spacing franchises favor these days, but he’s such a physical specimen and a great athlete that there’s probably a place for him in the modern NBA anyway. He would have been a top-five pick 20 years ago, and he has a lot going for him on offense and home defense. Rating: A+

14. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, Kansas

I love what Cleveland is doing. They stocked it with some interesting young tracks that can really play now. Agbaji can change and keep different guys after being the best player in the best team in the country. I think he’s going to be one of the top 10 players in the draft. And no, it’s 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 could look back and regret not sticking with Duren. But although Williams isn’t as high on my chart as Duren, he can really defend and that’s exactly where I’ve been mocking him all along. He is huge and controls the paint in defense. There’s still a place in the league for that kind of guy. Rating: A+

16. Atlanta Hawks: SF AJ Griffin, Duke

It took Griffin a little while to get comfortable at Duke due to a preseason knee injury that seemed to be affecting his athleticism. But the five-star high school rookie, who is the son of NBA assistant coach Adrian Griffin, has finally shown some insight into why he’s a lottery talent – taking two spots past the lottery. He could be the best shooter in the draft and can now play with an elite passer in Trae Young. Rating: A+

17. Houston Rockets (via Nets)

18. Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Wolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (from the Raptors)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (of Jazz)

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (from the Celtics)

26. Houston Rockets (from the Mavericks)

27. Miami Heat

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns via Thunder)

2022 NBA Draft Second Round

Notes by Kyle Boone

31. Indiana Pacers (from Rockets via Cavaliers)

32. Orlando Magic

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

34. Oklahoma City Thunder

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

36. Detroit Pistons (from the Blazers)

37. Kings of Sacramento

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

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Spurs via Jazz)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards via Cavaliers)

41. New Orleans Pelicans

42. New York Knicks

43. Los Angeles Clippers

44. Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte’s Hornets

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

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers via Pelicans and Hawks)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

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

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Nuggets via 76ers)

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

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz)

53. Boston Celtics

54. Wizards of Washington (from Mavericks)

55. Golden State Warriors

56. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Heat via Pacers)

57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies via Jazz)

58. Indiana Pacers (of the Suns)

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