2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie
The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred.
We began with a late curveball at the top of the draft, as the Orlando Magic selected Duke’s Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick instead of Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr., who had been favored to go first throughout the pre-draft process. Chet Holmgren went second to the Oklahoma City Thunder as expected, while Smith slid to the Houston Rockets at No. 3.
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1. Orlando Magic
Paolo Banchero | 6-foot-10, forward | 19 …
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