2022 NBA Draft results, takeaways: Magic trick experts taking Paolo Banchero to No. 1, sparking chaos

2022 NBA Draft results, takeaways: Magic trick experts taking Paolo Banchero to No. 1, sparking chaos

There aren’t usually too many surprises in the NBA draft these days, but Thursday night started with a major upset as the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick. in the general classification. For weeks, they were expected to kick Jabari Smith out of Auburn, and it’s still unclear if it was all just an elaborate smokescreen or if they changed their minds at the last minute.

The Magic reportedly never hosted Banchero for formal training or an interview in Orlando, suggesting it could be the latter.

Either way, the Oklahoma City Thunder then took big man Chet Holmgren out of Gonzaga as planned, while the Houston Rockets went with Smith to round out the top three. The Rockets likely had Banchero planned, but Smith should still fit in well as a sharp shooting forward to partner Jalen Green.

Of course, no draft could be complete without the Sacramento Kings doing something out of the box, and they took Keegan Murray with the No. 4 pick despite almost every prediction suggesting Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was the clear fourth. best player. Maybe they really believe in Murray, or maybe they were hesitant to take guard with their first choice for the third year in a row.

Either way, it worked for the Detroit Pistons, who were happy to take Ivey at No. 5. After securing Cade Cunningham with the top pick last year, they now have the makings of a terrific young backcourt.

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Order of the 2022 NBA Draft

Round 1 Selection 2nd round Selection
1. Magic

Paolo Banchero
PF | duke

31. Pacers Andre Nembhard
pg | Gonzaga
2. Thunder

Chet Holmgren
C | Gonzaga

32. Magic Caleb Houstan
SF | Michigan
3. Rockets

Jabari Smith
PF | Auburn

33. Raptors Christian Koloko
C | Arizona
4. Kings

Keegan Murray
PF | Iowa

34. Thunder Jaylin Williams
PF | Arkansas
5. Plunger

Jaden Ivey
SG | Purdue

35. Lakers* Max Christi
SG | michigan st.
6. Pacers

Benoit Mathurin
SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers Gabrielle Procida
SF | Italy
7. Trailblazers

Shaedon Sharpe
SG | Kentucky

37. Kings* jade hardy
SG | Ignite the G League
8. Pelicans

Dyson Daniels
SG | Ignite the G League

38. Spurs* Kennedy Chandler
pg | Tennessee
9. Spurs

Jeremy Sochan
PF | Baylor

39. Riders Khalifa Diop
C | Senegal
10. Wizards

Johnny Davis
SF | Wisconsin

40. timber wolves* Bryce McGowens
SF | Nebraska
11. Knicks* Ousmane Dieng
SF | France
41. Pelicans EJ Liddell
PF | Ohio St.
12. Thunder Jalen Williams
SG | Santa Clara
42. Knicks Trevor Bowling
SG | duke
13. Hornets* Jalen Duren
C | Memphis
43. Clippers Moussa Diabate
PF | Michigan
14. Riders Ochai Agbaji
SG | Kansas
44. Hawks* ryan rollin
SG | Toledo
15. Hornets Mark Williams
C | duke
45. Hornets Josh Minott
PF | Memphis
16. Hawks AJ Griffin
SF | duke
46. ​​Pistons* Ishmael Kamagate
C | France
17. Rockets Tari Reason
PF | USL
47. Grizzlies Vince Williams Jr.
SF | VCUs
18. Bulls Dalen Terry
SF | Arizona
48. timber wolves* Kendall Brown
SF | Baylor
19. timber wolves* Jake LaRavia
PF | WakeForest
49. Riders* Isaiah Mobley
PF | USC
20. Spurs Malaki Branham
SF | Ohio St.
50. timber wolves Matteo Spagnolo
pg | Italy
21. Nuggets Christian Brown
SG | Kansas
51. Warriors* Tyrese Martin
SG | UConn
22. Grizzlies* Walker Kesler
C | Auburn
52. Pelicans Karlo Matkovic
C | Serbia
23. 76ers* David Roddy
SG | Collar. St.
53. Celtics JD Davison
pg | Alabama
24. Dollars Mar Jon Beauchamp
SF | Ignite the G League
54. Wizards Yannick Nzosa
C | congo
25. Spurs Blake Wesley
SG | our Lady
55. Warriors Gui Santos
SF | Brazil
26. Rockets* Wendell Moore Jr.
SF | duke
56. Riders Luc Travers
SF | Australia
27. Heat Nikola Jovic
SF | Serbia
57. Trail Blazers Jabari walker
SF | Colorado
28. Warriors Patrick Baldwin Jr.
PF | Milwaukee
58. Pacers Hugo Besson
pg | France
29. Grizzlies* Ty Ty Washington Jr.
pg | Kentucky
30. Nuggets* peyton watson
SF | UCLA

* – choose part of declared trade

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