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NBA Draft picks, analysis and fits from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie for all 58 selections

The 2022 NBA Draft has finally arrived. Join us as NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judge each pick as it happens. There will be instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occur involving them.

The Magic will have the first overall pick, followed by the Thunder at No. 2 and the Rockets at No. 3. Vecenie’s most recent NBA mock draft projects Jabari Smith Jr. as the top pick to Orlando, followed by Chet Holmgren to Oklahoma City and Paolo Banchero to Houston. The Athletic’s beat writer mock draft also pegs Smith to go No. 1, followed by Holmgren and Banchero. Hollinger’s latest NBA mock draft, on the other hand, projects Holmgren to go No. 1, with Smith falling to No. 2 and Banchero remaining at No. 3. The Athletic’s beat writer NBA mock draft has Smith  Vecenie’s annual NBA Draft prospect guide ranks Holmgren ahead of Smith as the draft class’ top prospect, though both occupy a four-player “All-Star Upside” tier with Banchero and Purdue guard Jaden Ivey.

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1. Orlando Magic

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2. Oklahoma City Thunder

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3. Houston Rockets

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4. Sacramento Kings

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5. Detroit Pistons

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6. Indiana Pacers

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7. Portland Trail Blazers

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8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers)

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9. San Antonio Spurs

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10. Washington Wizards

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11. New York Knicks

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12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from LA Clippers)

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13. Charlotte Hornets

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14. Cleveland Cavaliers

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15. Charlotte Hornets (from New Orleans Pelicans)

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16. Atlanta Hawks

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17. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn Nets)

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18. Chicago Bulls

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19. Minnesota Timberwolves

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20. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto Raptors)

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21. Denver Nuggets

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22. Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah Jazz)

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23. Philadelphia 76ers

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24. Milwaukee Bucks

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25. San Antonio Spurs (from Boston Celtics)

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26. Dallas Mavericks (reportedly traded to Rockets)

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27. Miami Heat

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28. Golden State Warriors

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29. Memphis Grizzlies

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30. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Phoenix Suns)

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31. Indiana Pacers (from Houston Rockets – via Cavaliers)

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32. Orlando Magic

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

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34. Oklahoma City Thunder

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

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36. Portland Trail Blazers

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37. Sacramento Kings

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38. San Antonio Spurs (from Los Angeles Lakers – via Bulls and Wizards)

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39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from San Antonio Spurs – via Jazz)

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40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington Wizards – via Cavaliers)

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41. New Orleans Pelicans

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42. New York Knicks

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43. LA Clippers

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44. Atlanta Hawks

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45. Charlotte Hornets

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46. Detroit Pistons (from Brooklyn Nets)

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

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48.  Minnesota Timberwolves

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

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50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver Nuggets – via 76ers)

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

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52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Utah Jazz)

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53. Boston Celtics

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54. Washington Wizards (from Dallas Mavericks)

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56. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Miami Heat – via Pacers)

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57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis Grizzlies – via Jazz)

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58. Indiana Pacers (from Phoenix Suns)

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