After two months of waiting for teams that didn’t qualify for the playoffs, the day of the 2022 draft has finally arrived, and the rumors are more intense than ever. Although the first selection of the 2022 ceremony is only a few hours away, the situation is changing again, because tonight all the cards can be shuffled by various front offices. Are you still unsure who your favorite franchise is looking up to? You have come to the right place for an answer. Between six layoutsESPN, Bleacher Report, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports as well as Ringerhere are the latest trends reported by the US media.
As a reminder, the draft layout is in line with the simulation selection, which is based on the quality of prospects, the varying needs of NBA franchises, and the latest rumors from corridors across the Great League.
# LOTTERY SAMPLES
It’s been a long time since there wasn’t so much uncertainty about the first pick in the draft. At the beginning of the season, we all thought that Chet Holmgren would be the first player to be called up by Adam Silver, but in April he was caught by Jabari Smith Jr. We already told you a week ago that Auburn’s position 4 was the first choice for Magic.… but Paolo Banchero’s latest workouts seem to be changing the mindset about front office Florida. Indeed, for a few days, the strong winger Duke’s first-pick shore begins to fall, and his choice in front of everyone begins to become much more likely than before. This draft’s podium is 99% booked, but it’s best to wait until tonight to find out the exact order. The two-month deal remains the most likely, with Smith Jr. in Orlando, Holmgren in Oklahoma City, and Bunchero in Houston. As for the rest of the Top 5, it also seems to have been recorded with Jayden Ivey on the Kings and Keegan Murray on the Pistons.
As for the 6th and 7th peaks, they also seem to be unanimous. Benedict Maturin and his Pacific Conference MVP title (PAC 12) will fly to Indiana because the Pacers won’t lose their back. In Oregon, the draft could take on an exotic edge with the selection of Australian point guard Dyson Daniels. Pretty cool as a Dame backup. At the Pelicans, we’re still hesitating, but there’s one certainty: in New Orleans we want to hire a child with high potentialwhether with Kentucky quarterback Shaedon Sharp or with our Frenchman Ousmane Dieng, who continues his crazy rise in false drafts. Same with the Spurs if Sharp isn’t taken before he lands in Texas, otherwise we’ll take another boy born in 2003 with center Jalen Duren. At the Wizards, we haven’t changed our minds much since their workout with Johnny Davis, so we’re pretty sure the Capitals will give Wisconsin back today.
From the end of the Top 10 to the end of this lottery election, there are still many uncertainties, much more so than before. At the Knicks, we still don’t know… what position to recruit. A few hours before the final deadline is crazy. Whether it’s in position 1, with T.T. Washington Jr. underused in the NCAA this season, in position behind with Malachi Branham, with AJ Griffin in position 3, or Jalen Duren inside if the latter hasn’t already been selected. It is possible that everything is played with a paper casserole during decision making: “How much? – New. – 1, 2, 3… Choose a color. – Red…”. In Thunder, the selection will clearly be based on the best available potential. The Hornets, in dire need of support, will be taken on Jalen Duren if he doesn’t recover sooner. Otherwise, Charlotte will wait for the 15th pick to bring Mark Williams back to 5th and will therefore pick a winger or strong winger, Griffin or Jeremy Sochan thanks to the 13th pick. Then we switch to Ohio with 14 still moving. Even if, after his season, Ochai Agbaji seems obvious to the Cavs, Jalen Williams’ mystery continues to intrigue. The Santa Clara player with the profile of Michael Porter Jr. already returned to the practice draft last week and can now be selected in the lottery tonight because he fits Cleveland very well.
# FIRST ROUND LEFT
Tested by many last week at the beginning of the second round, Wendell Moore Jr.captain of the Dukes and named NCAA winger of the season, continues his strong comeback to the Timberwolves’ 19th overall pick (sports illustrations) or the 66ers’ 23rd pick (ESPN). Same for leader Gonzaga Andrew Nembhard who climbed well thanks to very good training. Several media outlets are predicting him in this first-round 2022 draft now, the 24th overall pick for the Bucks (CBS Sports) For example. The path to a guaranteed NBA contract is also beginning to clear for one of the sensations of this March madness. Christian Brown, champion winger from Kansas. It should be noted all the same small fresh rashes, as in peyton watsonbehind UCLA, and Josh Minott, a Memphis winger and Düren’s teammate this year, who could potentially be a solid pick late in the first round. Speaking of potential thefts of this 2022 draftsome rise in bullying like John Montero finally present in the projection of the first round, where others are more comfortable between several places, such as Jade Hardy lies between the 24th and 30th choices.
The draft is taking place tonight, but these various simulations from the US media show that nothing is fixed in the hours before the ceremony, and that everything that is acquired this morning can be shaken up this night. See you tonight at 1:00 AM for the final selection of each franchise!