2022 NBA Mock Draft: Full Two Rounds Picks

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Full Two Rounds Picks, Predictions & Player Notes

NBA Draft week has arrived!

We are beginning to understand the Top 5 picks, overall climbers, and players who are falling quicker than the speed of gravity. The Top 5 overall picks are the subject of a wide range of opinions. Despite the paucity of elite scorers in the 2022 draught, there are several players who can have an immediate impact in a number of different ways.


First-round mock draught by Mike Randle

Mock draughts by Kyle Williams: 1 Round | 2 Rounds: V1 & V2

First-round mock draught by Michael Waterloo: V1 | V2

Mock draughts by Ari Koslow: V1 | V2

First-round mock draught by Jamie Calandro

Players with top size and guard-level abilities are frequently seen in the NBA as positionless basketball becomes more and more popular. Players with heights like Paolo Banchero (6’10”), Jabari Smith (6’10”), Chet Holmgren (7’0″), and others contribute outstanding ball-handling skills and outside shooting. It is challenging to distinguish between the landing sites of this year’s class due to their variety.

San Antonio and Oklahoma City both have four picks, including three in the first round. Houston has three first-round selections, while Memphis and Charlotte each have two.

This year, there are four teams without any first-round draught picks. On June 23rd, there won’t be a pick for the Suns, Jazz, Lakers, or Nets.

My selections for the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft are listed below.

First-round pick:
Orlando Magic, the team
Jabari Smith, player (Auburn)
19 years and 1 month old
Justification: In terms of potential and output, Jabari Smith is the best all-around talent in the draught. Smith was the top scorer and 3P shooter for the SEC Champion Auburn Tigers while competing in the hardest conference (SEC). He had a strong work ethic and was the team’s second rebounder (7.4 RPG). Smith’s odds of +100 were initially -275 due to the betting market’s early preference for him as the first pick. He is presently regaining momentum over -200 at the majority of bookies. Smith, in my opinion, should have been ranked first.

Pick: 2
Organization: Oklahoma City Thunder
Chet Holmgren, player (Gonzaga)
20 years and 1 month old
Justification: I’m staying with Chet Holmgren at No. 2 and disregarding the Paolo Banchero trend. Holmgren, a wonderfully gifted seven-footer, has a tonne of upside on his 195-pound frame at the age of just 20. With field goal percentages of 60.7 and three-point percentages of 39, he was the epitome of efficiency. The only thing to be concerned about is the thin frame, which found it difficult to compete in the NCAA Tournament against Memphis’ and Arkansas’ top athletes. Holmgren might have a lengthy NBA career with many All-Star appearances if he can gain 20–30 pounds of muscle. With the young Thunder, who can give him time, he joins the ideal team.

Pick: 3

Paolo Banchero plays for the Houston Rockets (Duke)

19 years and 7 months old

The need for a versatile big man has been created by the trade of Christian Wood, giving Houston access to a player who would be the undisputed top pick in many other draughts. He provides top NBA size and strong guard abilities at 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds. He has to improve his outside shooting (33.8 percent 3P) and is an average defender who lacks Smith or Holmgren’s ability to protect the rim. As a big man with excellent ball-handling abilities, Banchero matches the NBA’s aesthetic shift nicely. Alperen Sengun, Eric Gordon, Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., and Banchero make create a highly effective starting lineup.


Pick: 4
Keegan Murray plays for the Sacramento Kings (Iowa)

21 years, 10 months of age

Justification: I believe Keegan Murray will be seriously considered by Sacramento at the No. 4 overall pick. During his second season, Murray made a huge improvement, finishing fourth in the country in scoring with 23.5 PPG. He shot 55.4 percent from the field on 554 attempts and finished first in Iowa in scoring, rebounds, and blocks. Unlike other players expected to be near this pick, Murray excels from the three-point line with a 39.8 percent rate. He plays good defence and doesn’t have nearly the turnover problems as the former Purdue star’s unpredictable play. Murray is more versatile than Ivey and is taller at 6-foot-8 and 215 pounds.
Sacramento has De’Aaron Fox, took Davion Mitchell in Round 1 last year, and could focus on adding a younger and better version of Harrison Barnes. Murray turns 22 years old in August, but that could benefit a Kings team that wants the playoffs next year.

Pick: 5
Pistons of Detroit
Activist: Jaden Ivey (Purdue)
20 years and 4 months old
Justification: It’s reasonable to draw analogies to Ja Morant, but they’re a little exaggerated. Ivey increased his scoring to 17.3 PPG as a sophomore but had trouble maintaining consistency when the game was on the line. Ivey had a 1 of 8 three-point shooting performance against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship and had a 4 of 12 field goal performance against Saint Peter’s in the season-ending upset. His athleticism is not in question, but his motor is. There are speculations that the Kings may trade the fourth pick to Ivey-loving teams, but even if Sacramento stays at number four, Ivey won’t go lower than number five.


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