2022 NBA Draft Live Updates, Results: Tracker, Order, Grades, Trades as Magic ranks Paolo Banchero #1

There aren’t usually too many surprises in the NBA draft these days, but Thursday night started with a big surprise when the Orlando picked Magic Duke forward Paolo Banchero No. 1 overall. For weeks there had been an expectation that they would get Jabari Smith out of Auburn, and it’s still unclear if it was all an elaborate smokescreen or they changed their minds at the last minute.

The Magic has reportedly never invited Banchero to a formal practice or interview in Orlando, suggesting it could be the latter.

In any case, the Oklahoma City Thunder then, as expected, took out big man Chet Holmgren from Gonzaga, while the Houston Rockets rounded out the top-3 with Smith. The Rockets probably planned Banchero, but Smith should still be a good fit as a sharp-shooting forward to pair with 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 overall pick, despite almost all predictions pointing to Purdue’s Jaden Ivey as the clear fourth-best player. Maybe they really believe in Murray, or maybe they were wary of hitting a security guard for the third year in a row with their first pick.

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2022 NBA draft order

round 1 selection round 2 selection
1. Magic

Paolo Banchero
PF | duke

31. Pacemaker Andreas Nembhard
PG | gonzaga
2. Thunder

Chet Holmgren
C | gonzaga

32. Magic Caleb Houston
SF | Michigan
3. Missiles

Jabari Smith
PF | maroon

33. Birds of prey Christian Koloko
C | Arizona
4. Kings

Keegan Murray
PF | Iowa

34. Thunder Jaylin Williams
PF | Arkansas
5. Piston

Jaden Ivey
SG | Purdue

35. Lakers* Max Christie
SG | michigan st
6. Pacemaker

Benedict Mathurin
SG | Arizona

36. Trailblazer Gabrielle Procida
SF | Italy
7. Trailblazer

Shaedon Sharpe
SG | Kentucky

37. Kings* Jaden Hardy
SG | G League Ignite
8. Pelicans

SG | G League Ignite

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

Jeremy Sochan
PF | Baylor

39th Cavaliers Khalifa Diop
C | Senegal
10. Wizard

Johnny Davis
SF | Wisconsin

40. Timberwolves* Bryce McGowens
SF | Nebraska
11. Frills* Ousmane Dieng
SF | France
41. Pelicans EJ Liddell
PF | ohio st
12. Thunder Jalen Williams
SG | Santa Clara
42. Curtsy Trevor Kiel
SG | duke
13. Hornets* Jalen Duren
C | memphis
43. Hair Clippers Mussa Diabate
PF | Michigan
14th Cavaliers Ochai Agbaji
SG | Kansas
44. Falcon* Ryan Rollin
SG | Toledo
15. Hornets Mark Williams
C | duke
45. Hornets Josh Minott
PF | memphis
16. Falcons AJ Griffin
SF | duke
46. ​​Piston* Ishmael Kamagat
C | France
17. Missiles Tari Eason
47. Grizzlies Vince Williams Jr.
18. Bulls Dalen Terry
SF | Arizona
48. Timberwolves* Kendall Brown
SF | Baylor
19. Timberwolves* Jake LaRavia
PF | guard forest
49th Cavaliers* Isaiah Mobley
PF | U.S.C
20. Spurs Malaki Branham
SF | ohio st
50. Timberwolves
21. Nuggets Christian Brown
SG | Kansas
51. Warrior
22. Grizzlies* Walker Kessler
C | maroon
52. Pelicans
23. 76* David Roddy
SG | Col. St.
53. Celts
24 dollars Mar Jon Beauchamp
SF | G League Ignite
54. Wizard
25. Spurs Blake Wesley
SG | Notre-Dame
55. Warrior
26. Rockets* Wendell Moore Jr.
SF | duke
56th Cavaliers
27. Heat Nikola Jovic
SF | Serbia
57. Trailblazer
28. Warrior Patrick Baldwin Jr.
PF | Milwaukee
58. Pacemaker
29. Grizzlies* TyTy Washington Jr.
PG | Kentucky
30. Nuggets* Peyton Watson

* – reported trade