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ESPN updates 2022 NBA mock draft after multiple withdrawals

Steve Samra06/01/22
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Jonathon Givony of ESPN updated his 2022 NBA mock draft after multiple withdrawals from some of the top prospects available.

Nevertheless, unlike prior seasons, there is no consensus No. 1 overall pick this year. Still, a large group of top-level prospects could have their order determined by team needs more so than any perceived gap in talent.

Thus far, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren have received the most hype entering the draft process, alongside Auburn’s Jabari Smith. Nevertheless, 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’s how Givony sees the 2022 NBA Draft playing at the moment.

Round 1

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 — Dyson Daniels, G, G-League Ignite
7) Portland Trail Blazers — Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky
8) New Orleans Pelicans — Bennedict Mathurin, F, Arizona
9) San Antonio Spurs — Jalen Duren, C, Memphis
10) Washington Wizards — Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin
11) New York Knicks — AJ Griffin, F, Duke
12) Oklahoma City Thunder (via LAC) – Ousmane Dieng, F, France
13) Charlotte Hornets — Mark Williams, C, Duke
14) Cleveland Cavaliers – Malaki Branham, G, Ohio State
15) Charlotte Hornets (via NO) – Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas
16) Atlanta Hawks — Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor
17) Houston Rockets — TyTy Washington Jr, G, Kentucky
18) Chicago Bulls — Tari Eason, F, LSU
19) Minnesota Timberwolves — Nikola Jovic, F, Serbia
20) San Antonio Spurs (via TOR) — Jalen Williams, F, Santa Clara
21) Denver Nuggets — Kennedy Chandler, G, Tennessee
22) Memphis Grizzlies (via UTAH) — Jaden Hardy, G, G-League Ignite
23) Brooklyn Nets (via PHI) — EJ Liddell, F, Ohio State
24) Milwaukee Bucks — Walker Kessler, C, Auburn
25) San Antonio Spurs (via BOS) — Caleb Houstan, F, Michigan
26) Dallas Mavericks — Trevor Keels, G, Duke
27) Miami Heat — Dalen Terry, G, Arizona
28) Golden State Warriors — Christian Braun, G, Kansas
29) Memphis Grizzlies — MarJon Beauchamp, G, G-League Ignite
30) Oklahoma City Thunder (via PHX) — Blake Wesley, G, Notre Dame

Round 2

31) Indiana Pacers (via HOU) — Andrew Nembhard, G, Gonzaga
32) Orlando Magic — Jake LaRavia, F, Wake Forest
33) Toronto Raptors (via DET) — Peyton Watson, F, UCLA
34) Oklahoma City Thunder — Kendall Brown, F, Baylor
35) Orlando Magic (via IND) — Bryce McGowens, G, Nebraska
36) Portland Trailblazers — Patrick Baldwin Jr, F, Milwaukee
37) Sacramento Kings — Wendell Moore Jr, F, Duke
38) San Antonio Spurs (via LAL) — Khalifa Diop, C, Senegal
39) Cleveland Cavaliers (via SA) — Hugo Besson, G, France
40) Minnesota Timberwolves (via WAS) — Ismael Kamagate, C, France
41) New Orleans Pelicans — Leonard Miller, F, Canada
42) New York Knicks — Christian Koloko, C, Arizona
43) Los Angeles Clippers — Ryan Rollins, SG, Toledo
44) Atlanta Hawks — Justin Lewis, F, Marquette
45) Charlotte Hornets — Max Christie, G, Michigan State
46) Detroit Pistons (via BKN) — Jaylin Williams, C, Arkansas
47) Memphis Grizzlies (via CLE) — David Roddy, F, Colorado State
48) Minnesota Timberwolves — JD Davison, G, Alabama
49) Sacramento Kings (via CHI) — Josh Minott, F, Memphis
50) Minnesota Timberwolves (via DEN) — Jean Montero, G, Overtime Elite
51) Golden State Warriors — Dominick Barlow, F, Overtime Elite
52) New Orleans Pelicans (via UTAH) — Michael Foster, F, G League Ignite
53) Boston Celtics — Gabriele Procida, G, Italy
54) Washington Wizards (via DAL) — Trevion Williams, C, Purdue
55) Washington Wizards — Dereon Seabron, G, NC State
56) Cleveland Cavaliers (via MIA) — Yannick Nzosa, C, DR Congo
57) Portland Trailblazers (via MEM) — Ron Harper Jr., F, Rutgers
58) Indiana Pacers (via PHX) — Matteo Spagnolo, G, Italy

On3’s James Fletcher III contributed to this article.