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NBA draft 2022: Taking a look at each of the 58 picks and first-round analysis

NBA draft 2022: Taking a look at each of the 58 picks and first-round analysis


The NBA will welcome its latest class of rookies to the league Thursday evening in the course of the 2022 draft from Barclays Heart in Brooklyn.

Draft evening is all the time a time for trades, and this 12 months is anticipated to be no totally different. There have been already some trades within the hours earlier than the draft. The highest three picks could possibly be pretty predictable, however issues may actually get wild in the course of the lottery by way of the primary spherical. A number of groups had a number of first-round picks and extra draft capital to swing offers that might considerably alter the league’s panorama getting into the 2022-23 season.

USA TODAY Sports activities will recap the whole 2022 NBA draft with all 58 picks (two second-round picks had been forfeited), plus pick-by-pick evaluation from Jeff Zillgitt, Cydney Henderson, Matt Eppers and Larry Starks on every of the first-round choices.


1. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero, Duke

2. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

3. Houston Rockets:

4. Sacramento Kings: 

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Indiana Pacers

7. Portland Path Blazers

8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers)

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Washington Wizards

11. New York Knicks

12. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (from Los Angeles Clippers)

13. Charlotte Hornets

14. Cleveland Cavaliers

15. Charlotte Hornets (from New Orleans)

16. Atlanta Hawks

17. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn)

18. Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah)

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (from Boston)

26. Houston Rockets (from Dallas)

27. Miami Warmth

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma Metropolis)


31. Indiana Pacers (from Houston by way of Cleveland)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from Detroit by way of San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)

34. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder

35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Indiana by way of Milwaukee and Orlando)

36. Detroit Pistons (from Portland)

37. Sacramento Kings

38. San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Lakers by way of Chicago and Washington)

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from San Antonio by way of Utah)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington by way of Cleveland)

41. New Orleans Pelicans

42. New York Knicks

43. Los Angeles Clippers

44. Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. Portland Path Blazers (from Brooklyn by way of Detroit)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cleveland by way of New Orleans and Atlanta)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

49. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Chicago by way of Memphis, Detroit and Sacramento)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver by way of Philadelphia)

51. Golden State Warriors (from Toronto by way of Philadelphia)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Utah)

53. Boston Celtics 

*54. Milwaukee Bucks (forfeited)

*55. Miami Warmth (from Philadelphia by way of Denver; forfeited by Miami)

56. Washington Wizards (from Dallas)

57. Golden State Warriors

58. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Miami by way of Indiana)

59. Portland Path Blazers (from Memphis by way of Utah)

60. Indiana Pacers (from Phoenix) 

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