CBS Sports unveils updated 2022 NBA mock ahead of draft day

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As the big day arrives, CBS Sports has unveiled their updated 2022 mock NBA draft with their final predictions for the top picks this year. The mock draft predicts that the No. 1 pick of this year’s draft will be former Auburn star Jabari Smith, with Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren going second and Duke‘s Paolo Banchero being picked third.

The Orlando Magic have the first pick of the draft but have yet to reveal who they’re taking with the coveted pick — although the general consensus seems to be Smith. That would set up Holmgren going to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Banchero falling to the Houston Rockets with their third pick.

From there, the mock draft is fairly standard in the top ten with who is selected — although the potential for trades and the order of the picks could change the final order on draft night. CBS Sports rounds out their top five with Jaden Ivey being selected by the Sacramento Kings and Keegan Murray going to the Detroit Pistons with the fifth pick.

Here are the final mock draft rankings for the 2022 NBA Draft class according to CBS Sports.

CBS Sports: 2022 NBA Mock Draft

1) Orlando Magic — Jabari Smith, F, Auburn
2) Oklahoma City Thunder — Chet Holmgren, F, Gonzaga
3) Houston Rockets — Paolo Banchero, F, Duke
4) Sacramento Kings — Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue
5) Detroit Pistons — Keegan Murray, F, Iowa
6) Indiana Pacers — Bennedict Mathurin, F, Arizona
7) Portland Trail Blazers — Dyson Daniels, G, G-League Ignite
8) New Orleans Pelicans — AJ Griffin, F, Duke
9) San Antonio Spurs — Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor
10) Washington Wizards — Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky
11) New York Knicks — TyTy Washington Jr, G, Kentucky
12) Oklahoma City Thunder — Ousmane Dieng, F, France
13) Charlotte Hornets — Jalen Duren, C, Memphis
14) Cleveland Cavaliers — Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas
15) Charlotte Hornets (via NO) — Tari Eason, F, LSU
16) Atlanta Hawks — Malaki Branham, G, Ohio State 
17) Houston Rockets — Dalen Terry, G, Arizona
18) Chicago Bulls — Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin
19) Minnesota Timberwolves — Jalen Williams, F, Santa Clara
20) San Antonio Spurs (via TOR) — Mark Williams, C, Duke
21) Denver Nuggets — Kendall Brown, SF, Baylor
22) Memphis Grizzlies (via UTAH) — EJ Liddell, F, Ohio State
23) Philadelphia 76ers — Patrick Baldwin Jr., F, Milwaukee
24) Milwaukee Bucks — Andrew Nembhard, G, Gonzaga
25) San Antonio Spurs (via BOS) — Nikola Jovic, F, Serbia
26) Houston Rockets (via DAL) — Wendell Moore Jr., SF, Duke
27) Miami Heat — Jaylin Williams, PF, Arkansas
28) Golden State Warriors — Jean Montero, SG, Overtime Elite
29) Memphis Grizzlies — Josh Minott, PF, Memphis
30) Denver Nuggets — Jaden Hardy, G, G-League Ignite