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ESPN expert reveals post-lottery 2022 NBA mock draft

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ESPN mock draft expert Jonathan Givony released his latest 2022 NBA mock draft after Tuesday’s lottery results became public. With the Orlando Magic moving into the No. 1 spot and the Sacramento Kings shooting up the board into the top four, the order of the first 14 selections is now set in stone.

After the NBA lottery was announced, the No. 1 pick went to the Orlando Magic, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2 and Houston Rockets at No. 3. The Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 4 overall while the Detroit Pistons fell out of the top four as the No. 5 pick.

With only one team moving up from their position, the rest of the teams were sorted by their regular season record from worst to best among non-playoff teams.

There is no consensus No. 1 overall pick this year, with a large group of top-level prospects whose order could be determined by the team needs more so than any perceived gap in talent. Duke’s Paolo Banchero and Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren have received the most hype entering the draft process alongside Auburn’s Jabari Smith. However, Purdue’s Jaden Ivey has drawn big-time comparisons which have caused his stock to rise while Kentucky’s Shaedon Sharpe remains an outsider with little film.

Here is a look at how ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony sees the 2022 NBA Draft playing out right now.

ESPN’s post-lottery 2022 NBA mock draft

First round

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 – Keegan Murray, F, Iowa

5. Detroit Pistons – Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue

6. Indiana Pacers – Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky

7. Portland Trail Blazers – Jalen Duren, C, Memphis

8. New Orleans Pelicans – AJ Griffin, F, Duke

9. San Antonio Spurs – Dyson Daniels, G, G-League Ignite

10. Washington Wizards – Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin

11. New York Knicks – Bennedict Mathurin, F, Arizona

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Clippers) – Ousmane Dieng, F, France

13. Charlotte Hornets – Mark Williams, C, Duke

14. Cleveland Cavaliers – Malaki Branham, G, Ohio State

15. Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans) – Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas

16. Atlanta Hawks – TyTy Washington Jr, G, Kentucky

17. Houston Rockets – Tari Eason, F, LSU

18. Chicago Bulls – Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor

19. Minnesota Timberwolves – Nikola Jovic, F, Serbia

20. San Antonio Spurs (via Raptors) – Kennedy Chandler, G, Tennessee

21. Denver Nuggets – MarJon Beauchamp, G, G-League Ignite

22. Memphis Grizzlies (via Jazz) – Blake Wesley, G, Notre Dame

23. Brooklyn Nets (via 76ers) – Walker Kessler, C, Auburn

24. Milwaukee Bucks – EJ Liddell, F, Ohio State

25. San Antonio Spurs (via Celtics) – Kendall Brown, F, Baylor

26. Dallas Mavericks – Jaden Hardy, G, G-League Ignite

27. Miami Heat – Trevor Keels, G, Duke

28. Golden State Warriors – Christian Braun, G, Kansas

29. Memphis Grizzlies – Bryce McGowens, G, Nebraska

30. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Suns) – Caleb Houstan, F, Michigan

Second round

31. Indiana Pacers (via Rockets) – Patrick Baldwin Jr, F, Milwaukee

32. Orlando Magic – David Roddy, F, Colorado State

33. Toronto Raptors (via Pistons) – Terquavion Smith, G, NC State

34. Oklahoma City Thunder – Ismael Kamagate, C, France

35. Orlando Magic (via Pacers) – Hugo Besson, G, France

36. Portland Trail Blazers – Wendell Moore Jr, F, Duke

37. Sacramento Kings – Leonard Miller, F, Canada

38. San Antonio Spurs (via Lakers) – Jake LaRavia, F, Wake Forest

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Spurs) – Dalen Terry, G, Arizona

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Wizards) – Christian Koloko, C, Arizona

41. New Orleans Pelicans – Khalifa Diop, C, Senegal

42. New York Knicks – Justin Lewis, F, Marquette

43. Los Angeles Clippers – Jalen Williams, F, Santa Clara

44. Atlanta Hawks – Jean Montero, G, Overtime Elite

45. Charlotte Hornets – Max Christie, G, Michigan State

46. Detroit Pistons (via Nets) – Jaylin Williams, C, Arkansas

47. New Orleans Pelicans (via Cavaliers) – Josh Minott, F, Memphis

48. Minnesota Timberwolves – JD Davison, G, Alabama

49. Sacramento Kings (via Bulls) – Keon Ellis, G, Alabama

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Nuggets) – Trevion Williams, C, Purdue

51. Golden State Warriors (via Raptors) – Andrew Nembhard, G, Gonzaga

52. New Orleans Pelicans (via Jazz) – Matteo Spagnolo, G, Italy

53. Boston Celtics – Gabriele Procida, G, Italy

54. Washington Wizards (via Mavericks) – Alondes Williams, G, Wake Forest

55. Golden State Warriors – Peyton Watson, F, UCLA

56. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Heat) – Yannick Nzosa, C, DR Congo

57. Portland Trail Blazers (via Grizzlies) – Harrison Ingram, F, Stanford

58. Indiana Pacers (via Suns) Dominick Barlow, F, Overtime Elite