2022 NBA Draft: The right way to watch, projections, mock draft, crew order

The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled for tonight — and Florida State Seminoles basketball participant John Butler Jr. is hoping to listen to his identify known as.

Whereas Butler is not projected as a prime ten decide, ending a two-year streak (Scottie Barnes, No. 4 to the Toronto Raptors and Patrick Williams, No. 4 to the Chicago Bulls), he is been tabbed as a possible second- spherical choice after a powerful NBA Mix displaying.

His breakdown on NBA.com:

Measured standing 7-foot-0.75 with a thin 174-pound body and a 7-foot-2.25 wingspan on the 2022 NBA Draft Mix, Butler lacks power in a significant approach, however has super measurement, good size, and is kind of nimble for his measurement.

• Among the many extra distinctive gamers his measurement in school basketball, Butler spent plenty of time enjoying on the perimeter. Whereas he crammed a minor offensive position, he confirmed an attention-grabbing potential as a set shooter, the flexibility to complete above the rim, and even some fluidity attacking closeouts. Whereas he stays early in his improvement, he confirmed extra substance as a shooter than most younger gamers his measurement which supplies him an attention-grabbing long-term potential.

• Exhibiting nice mobility for his peak and good timing as a shot blocker, Butler’s instruments performed a key position in his defensive influence final season. His lack of power is a transparent limiting issue projecting forward and he’s nonetheless studying the nuances of the sport, however his potential to maneuver his ft is spectacular for a 7-footer.

Detroit Unhealthy Boys, our SB Nation sister web site protecting the Detroit Pistons, additionally broke down Butler’s recreation, making the argument bringing him to the Motor Metropolis:

If Butler’s measurements had been sufficient to embody his uniqueness and query marks multi function properly packaged field, throw in Butler’s 3-point taking pictures and also you get a greater understanding that we aren’t coping with your normal second-round prospect. This previous season at Florida State, Butler shot 39.3% from lengthy vary on 2.7 makes an attempt per recreation. Whereas which will appear to be a low quantity of makes an attempt, Butler’s three-point try charge was 50.6%, which means just a bit over half of his photographs got here from downtown.

Oh and did I additionally point out Butler is a freshman? So right here we have now a 19-year-old who’s over 7 ft tall and shoots near 40% from three—and he has another engaging stat as he blocked 1.2 photographs per recreation as nicely.

Pounding the Rock, our SB Nation sister web site, has the San Antonio Spurs deciding on Butler with the No. 38 decide, The LA Occasions has Butler going at decide No. 30 to the Denver Nuggets, For the Win has him as going No. 28 to the Portland Path Blazers, whereas Sports activities Illustrated has him going forty first New Orleans Pelicans. His identify wasn’t discovered within the mock drafts for CBS, Yahoo, Bleacher Report, The Ringer, or The Athletic.

Tomahawk Nation’s Michael Rogner and Matt Minnick broke down Butler’s recreation, in addition to an outlook for FSU’s roster in 2022-23 in the newest entry of the TN Basketball Pod:

Anthony Well mannered and Malik Osborne are additionally a part of the participant pool for the 2022 NBA Draft, although usually are not anticipated to listen to their names known as on Thursday.

The right way to watch the 2022 NBA Draft

  • Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 pm ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Stream: WatchESPN

First spherical

1. Orlando Magic

2. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder

3. Houston Rockets

4. Sacramento Kings

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Indiana Pacers

7. Portland Path Blazers

8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers)

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Washington Wizards

11. New York Knicks

12. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (from Los Angeles Clippers)

13. Charlotte Hornets

14. Cleveland Cavaliers

15. Charlotte Hornets (from New Orleans)

16. Atlanta Hawks

17. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn)

18. Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah)

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (from Boston)

26. Houston Rockets (from Dallas)

27. Miami Warmth

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma Metropolis)

Second spherical

31. Indiana Pacers (from Houston by way of Cleveland)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from Detroit by way of San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)

34. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder

35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Indiana by way of Milwaukee and Orlando)

36. Detroit Pistons (from Portland)

37. Sacramento Kings

38. San Antonio Spurs (from LA Lakers by way of Chicago and Washington)

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from San Antonio by way of Utah)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington by way of Cleveland)

41. New Orleans Pelicans

42. New York Knicks

43. Los Angeles Clippers

44. Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. ​​Portland Path Blazers (from Brooklyn by way of Detroit)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cleveland by way of New Orleans and Atlanta)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

49. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Chicago by way of Memphis, Detroit and Sacramento)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver by way of Philadelphia)

51. Golden State Warriors (from Toronto by way of Philadelphia)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Utah)

53. Boston Celtics

– Milwaukee Bucks (forfeited)

– Miami Warmth (from Philadelphia by way of Denver; forfeited by Miami)

54. Washington Wizards (from Dallas)

55. Golden State Warriors

56. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Miami by way of Indiana)

57. Portland Path Blazers (from Memphis by way of Utah)

58. Indiana Pacers (from Phoenix)

Mock Draft information and notes, by way of NBA.com

With the 2022 NBA Draft approaching, the Lottery is turning into an increasing number of locked in, particularly on the prime. Since our final look only a few days in the past, eight of our 12 mock drafts had been up to date and Jabari Smith continues to be wanting just like the decide for the Magic at No. 1. Ten of the 12 mocks have him going No. 1, with CBS Sports activities and USA At present as the one outliers, giving the nod to Gonzaga huge man Chet Holmgren. Whereas it isn’t but an entire consensus, it is potential that would change by Draft evening. (Final yr, each mock had Cade Cunningham going first by the point Draft evening rolled round.)

Talking of Holmgren, 10 of the 12 mocks nonetheless have the Thunder taking him at No. 2. The lanky middle must be off the board by the second decide.

With Holmgren off the board at No. 2, that leaves Houston with the simple choice of taking the most effective participant left, which seems to be Duke’s Paolo Banchero. Twelve of the 12 mock drafts now have Banchero going to Houston, making it the one utterly unanimous decide.

Jaden Ivey continues to appear like a lock because the No. 4 decide to the Kings. Sacramento is fairly set in its backcourt with DeAaron Fox and Davion Mitchell, whom they took final season with the No. 9 decide, however Ivey may very well be too good to move up. Will Sacramento seize the most effective participant accessible or consider the suitable match for his or her roster?

One other participant seeing his identify everywhere in the Lottery is Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin. He comes off the board as excessive as No. 5 to the Pistons (ESPN and The Ringer) and as little as No. 9 to the Hornets (CBS Sports activities and SB Nation). The gifted swingman appears to be a lock for the Lottery as he is “drawing sturdy opinions on the non-public exercise path, excelling in aggressive motion, particular person drills and interview periods all over the place he is visited to date,” in line with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, who has him going to the Pistons at No. 5.

There appears to be some thriller round Baylor’s Jeremy Sochan, who exhibits up within the Lottery in 9 of our 12 mock drafts. The gifted defender goes as excessive as No. 6 to the Pacers (CBS Sports activities), mostly to the Hornets at No. 15 (3 times). Yahoo’s Kristen Peek mentioned Sochan had “the most effective professional days throughout the Draft mix and showcased his velocity and constant 3-point jumper — one thing that he struggled with at Baylor.”

One participant who continues to see his identify climb up the mock drafts is Australian Dyson Daniels, who’s taking the NBA G League path to the NBA. Daniels, who averaged 11.9 factors, 7.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per recreation with the G League Ignite, is closely linked with the Path Blazers at No. 1 7 (5 mocks). Very similar to fellow Australian Josh Giddey, who was taken sixth total final season, Daniels is a prepared passer who may make an instantaneous influence in his first season. SI.com’s Jeremy Woo calls the 19-year-old “some of the mature prospects within the Lottery and has been a standout within the pre-Draft course of, endearing himself to groups in interviews, and measuring and taking pictures nicely on the mix. ”

Keegan Murray must be listening to his identify by the No. 6 decide. The 6-foot-8 ahead out of Iowa seems as excessive as No. 4 to the Kings (SI.com and USA At present), both fifth or sixth in 10 of the 12 mock drafts, however no decrease than No. 7 (CBS Sports activities).

9 gamers seem within the lottery in all 12 mocks we survey: Smith, Holmgren, Banchero, Murray, Ivey, Sharpe, AJ Griffin, Mathurin and Johnny Davis.

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