2022 draft NBA live updates, scores: tracker, system, scores, deals like Magic takes Paolo Banchero at No. 1

Usually there aren’t many surprises in the NBA draft in this day and age, but Thursday night started with big surprises as Orlando Magic picked Duke forward Paulo Panchero with a number. 1 comprehensive selection. For weeks, the expectation was that they would knock out Jabari Smith from Auburn, and it remains unclear if it was all an elaborate smokescreen or they changed their minds at the last minute.

The Magic is said to have never hosted Banchero for a formal training or interview in Orlando, which suggests it might be his last.

Anyway, the Oklahoma City Thunder knocked out big man Chet Holmgren from Gonzaga as expected, while the Houston Rockets went with Smith to take out the top three. It’s possible The Rockets are planning a Panchero, but Smith should still fit in well as a sharp forward forward to pair with Galen Green.

Of course, no project could be complete without the Sacramento Kings doing something out of the box, and they took Keegan Murray with a number. A #4 pick overall despite almost all speculation that Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was clearly the fourth-best player. Maybe they really believe in Murray, or maybe they were wary of taking a guard with their first pick for the third year in a row.

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2022 NBA Draft Orders


































round 1 Selection Round 2 Selection
1. Magic


Paulo Banchero | PF | duke

31. Pacers Andrew Nimbard
PG | Gonzaga
2. Thunder


Chet Holmgren | c | Gonzaga

32. Magic Caleb Houston
SF | Michigan
3. Missiles


Al Jabri Smith | PF | Auburn

33. Birds of Prey Christian Koloko
c | Arizona
4. Kings


Keegan Murray | PF | Yes

34. Thunder Jaylene Williams
5. Pistons


Jaden Ivy | SG | Bordeaux

35. Lakers*
6. Pacers


Benedict Mathurin | SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers
7. Trail Blazers


Shidon Sharp | SG | Kentucky

37. Kings
8. Swans


Dyson Daniels | SG | G League Ignite

38. Tottenham
9. Tottenham


Jeremy Suchan | PF | Baylor

39. Cavaliers
10. Wizards


Johnny Davis | SF | Wisconsin

40. Timberwolves
11. Knicks* Osman Deng | SF | France
41. Swans
12. Thunder Galen Williams | SG | Santa Clara
42. Knicks
13. Hornets* Galen Doreen | c | Memphis
43. Clippers
14. Cavaliers Ochai Agbaji | SG | kansas
44. Hawks
15. Hornets Mark Williams | c | duke
45. Hornets
16. Hawks AJ Griffin | SF | duke
46. ​​pistons
17. Missiles Eason Dance | PF | LSU
47 – Grizzlies
18. Bulls Dalene Terry | SF | Arizona
48. Timberwolves
19. Timberwolves * Jake Lavia | PF | Wake Forest
49- Cavaliers*
20. Tottenham Regal Branham | SF | Ohio Street
50. Timberwolves
21. Nuggets Christian Brown | SG | kansas
51. Warriors
22 – Grizzlies* Walker Kessler | c | Auburn
52. Swans
23. 76ers* David Rudy | SG | Colo. Street.
53. Celtics
24. Dollars Margon Beauchamp | SF | G League Ignite
54. Wizards
25. Tottenham Blake Wesley | SG | Notre Dame
55. Warriors
26- Missiles * Wendell Moore Jr. | SF | duke
56. Cavaliers
27. Heat Nikola Jovic | SF | Serbia
57. Trail Blazers
28. Warriors Patrick Baldwin Jr. | PF | Milwaukee
58. Pacers
29 – Grizzlies * Tai Tay Washington Jr. | PG | Kentucky
30. Nuggets Peyton Watson | SF | University of California

* – mentioned trade

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