The 2022 NBA Draft came with expectations and seemed to shatter them all. What a wild Thursday night. And we still have questions: Did the Magic make the right move? Did the Pistons make major changes to their franchise? What will become of the Knicks’ free agency ambitions?
We can’t answer those questions tonight, but CBS Sports NBA draft analysts Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone were here to assess the values teams are getting from their picks throughout the night.
2022 NBA Draft First Round
Grades by Gary Parrish
1. Orlando Magic: PF Paolo Banchero, Duke On the same subject : How can GamStop users win while playing video games?.
While I would have taken Chet Holmgren, I can’t say taking Banchero is wrong. I think he will be the most influential player from the start and the favorite for Rookie of the Year. That’s reasonable, if surprising. He’s a big, strong and capable forward who could be an incredible building block in Orlando. Class: A
2. Oklahoma City Thunder: C. Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
The concerns about Holmgren’s slight physique are valid – but he is such a unique talent with incredible potential that he is the right choice here. This 7-foot rim guard who can also hop like a guard and reliably do 3-pointers. It has the tallest ceiling in this design and for that reason shouldn’t go any lower than here. Rating: A+
3. Houston Rockets: PF Jabari Smith, Auburn
For much of the design process, Smith was assumed to be the #1 overall pick. And in a class featuring three high-profile big men, Smith became an easy pick as he slipped to third overall. Smith still has a lot to develop in many ways but is already a great shooter and versatile defender who plays with undeniable energy and fits well with Jalen Green. Rating: A+
4. Kings of Sacramento: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa
I like Murray but it’s not what I would have done. I would have picked Jaden Ivey. But he made it clear he didn’t want to be there. I don’t think that’s enough to justify not taking him, but I understand what the Kings were trying to achieve with this move. Murray has been a great player this season — the second-best rated college basketball player in the country. Grade B
5. Detroit Pistons: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue
Ivey is an explosive athlete who plays big and is capable of attacking the rim in a variety of ways. Comparisons to Ja Morant don’t really apply to Ivey, but he’s still an outstanding player. There are questions as to whether he will actually be a point guard in the NBA, but now he’s paired with natural distributor Cade Cunningham. Rating: A+
6. Indiana Pacers: SG Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona
Mathurin, more than any other planned lottery pick, is the one whose stock I’ve increased the most after ranking him against what I thought throughout the season. You dive in, and what’s not to like? He’s a 6-6 athletic winger who can do many things and has all-star potential. Class: A
7. Portland Trail Blazers: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky
This pick is interesting because it seems that with the Jerami Grant trade, the Blazers are trying to get good now. And Sharpe fits in interestingly from that perspective. But few players in this class have higher ceilings than him. He’s an explosive goalscorer with ridiculous size for wing and athletics, and he could be a plus defender one day with those tools. He probably isn’t ready to do that right away after not playing in Kentucky last season. Grade: B+
8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Lakers): SG Dyson Daniels, G League
Daniels isn’t quite the prospect that previous Ignite stars have been, but he’s still an intriguing guard with size who can play with or without the ball. His jumper is the biggest problem at this point, but if the pelicans can fall like that, he has a high ceiling. And this Pelicans team is very close to being a legitimate contender – although much of that falls to Zion Williamson. Daniels fits into that core really well as arguably the best full-back in this draft. Rating: A+
9. San Antonio Spurs: SF Jeremy Sochan, Baylor
Sochan is the rare high school recruit under 100 to become a top 20 pick. His ability to defend multiple positions and potential as a marksman are some of the reasons he’s an enticing prospect and one of the most versatile players in this draft. The fact that Spurs take him says a lot; it might not be what I would have done, but that may just mean I’m wrong. Grade: A-
10. Washington Wizards: SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin
Davis went from being a largely anonymous power conference player to a candidate for national player of the year in his sophomore season in Wisconsin. I’m not worried about his lapse at the end of the season and I think Bradley Beal can look at that as a guy who gives you an instant win. Grade: A-
11. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Knicks): SF Ousmane Dieng, France
Dieng is a long-term investment and he’s not ready to help you next season. That probably wasn’t right for the Knicks, so they swapped the pick. But for the Thunder, that probably makes sense. He’s a longtime and experienced prospect who fits into Thunder’s window and is the type of player they’re building around. Grade: A-
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (by Clippers): SF Jalen Williams, Santa Clara
Williams probably helped himself out more in the pre-draft process than any other available prospect, in large part because he wasn’t in the spotlight as a Santa Clara player. But if you watch the movie, it’s all there. He’s a good size, he really shoots it, he’s athletic enough. Grade: B+
13. Detroit Pistons (from Hornets to Knicks): C Jalen Duren, Memphis
Surprising that the Hornets, needing a center, traded that pick to the Knicks and then the Pistons, but what a move for them to join Ivey and their young core. Duren isn’t the kind of ground clearance that big franchises favor these days, but he’s such a physical specimen and such a great athlete that there’s probably a place for him in the modern NBA anyway. He would have been a top five pick 20 years ago and he has great chances to be successful in offense and central defence. Rating: A+
14th Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
I love what Cleveland does. They have filled it with interesting young pieces that can really play now. Agbaji can change and guard different types after being the best player in the best team in the country. I think he will be one of the top 10 players in the draft. And no, it is not a finished product. Rating: A+
15. Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans): C Mark Williams, Duke
Charlotte had to come out of this draft with a big man, and they may look back and regret not sticking with Duren. But even though Williams isn’t as high on my board as Duren, he really can defend and that’s where I used to taunt him all along. He’s huge and controls color on defense. There’s still a spot in the league for guys like that. Rating: A+
16. Atlanta Hawks: SF AJ Griffin, Duke
It took Griffin a while to feel comfortable at Duke, having sustained a preseason knee injury that seemed to affect his athleticism. But the five-star high school recruit, the son of NBA assistant coach Adrian Griffin, finally offered a glimpse of why he’s a lottery talent — finishing two spots after the lottery. He could be the best shot in the draft and now has Trae Young against an elite passer. Rating: A+
17. Houston Rockets (via nets): PF Tari Eason, LSU
Eason was a breakout star at LSU after transferring to Cincinnati after a mediocre first season. He’s a versatile frontcourt option that can defend multiple positions and punish defenses on transition opportunities. With the Rockets, he can play defensive frontcourt with fellow SEC standout Jabari Smith. My only reservation is that I think there were more talented players available here for a team looking to get back to seriousness. Grade B
18. Chicago Bulls: SF Dalen Terry, Arizona
There’s a lot of things I like about Terry. He is versatile, never fazed and has great self-confidence. But that seems a bit higher than most people had it. I like that he believes in himself. Grade B
19. Memphis Grizzlies (by Timberwolves): PF Jake LaRavia, Wake Forest
The confusing thing here for me is the trade where Memphis traded 22 and 29 for 19. But here’s what the Grizzlies’ front office did: they find their guy and swap him to make sure they get him. I’ve got LaRavia closer to 30 than 20, but the Grizzlies’ draft history has gained credibility with picks like Brandon Clarke and Desmond Bane. Grade B
20. San Antonio Spurs (from Raptors): SF Malaki Branham, Ohio State
He was the best guy available on my board because he’s a wing with size that can really create at a high level. He took over games until the end of the season. He’s been offended for days and was a top 16 prospect. This kind of season that exceeds expectations is very impressive and could be a steal for a team that finds them often. Rating: A+
21. Denver Nuggets: SF Christian Braun, Kansas
Brown (pronounced “brown” for some reason) is a winger with size that can defend position, reliably jump, and finish in transition. He’s the kind of prospect who could thrive with a Nuggets team that already has so many building blocks for the future. They need more on the wings and Braun should be able to get involved early. There have been higher ranked prospects, but this is a strong choice. Grade: A-
22. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Jazz to Grizzlies): C. Walker Kessler, Auburn
Kessler was arguably the best defensive end in college basketball last season while averaging 4.6 blocks per game for an Auburn team that spent part of the season ranked No. 1. It’s an incredible rim protector with the potential to become a convenient perimeter shooter as well. Rating: A+
23. Memphis Grizzlies (of 76ers): SG David Roddy, Colorado State
Getting that pick cost the Grizzlies De’Anthony Melton, but he seemed to fall out of favor with the coaching staff. Most people didn’t rate Roddy in the first round because he has an unusual physique for an NBA winger. But that’s what the Grizzlies do, as I said in LaRavia class: they traded to get their guy even though he was a more experienced collegiate player than many teams want. Grade B
24.Milwaukee Bucks: SF MarJon Beauchamp, G League
There are some people on my board who are above him, but that doesn’t mean this is a bad choice. He plays extremely hard and that could make him a real positive given his athleticism and size. He needs to find his sweater, but his blanket is there. Grade B
25 San Antonio Spurs (by Celtics): SG Blake Wesley, Notre Dame
Wesley hasn’t been a consistent player for the Irish, but he shows a lot of things shooting guards need in today’s NBA. The only man available higher up my big board is TyTy Washington, but Wesley has the athleticism and skills to make it with a great coaching staff. Grade: A-
26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Mavericks to Rockets): SF Wendell Moore, Duke
Moore showed me a lot in his senior year at Duke. He was significantly better. A recurring theme tonight is that 6-5 guys who can take shots are valuable. He can guard multiple positions, play multiple roles, and do a good job every night. Grade B
27th Miami Heat: SF Nikola Jovic, Serbia
Jovic has a ton of skills to go with greatness. The shot percentages aren’t great, but don’t let that fool you. He’s young and might take a while to find success for a franchise like Miami. He needs to work on his body but he can dribble, pass and shoot. Grade B
28. Golden State Warriors: PF Patrick Baldwin Jr., Milwaukee
I like that especially for Golden State. Who do they take so late that will help them right away? Probably nobody. So take the big swing! Baldwin would have been a top 10 pick if we had made this draft a year ago. Great size, nice shot and a worthwhile risk. Class: A
29. Houston Rockets (from Grizzlies to Timberwolves): PG TyTy Washington Jr., Kentucky
The best available prospect eventually comes out. Washington has proven he can play point guard and off the ball, making him incredibly versatile. That’s three SEC players in different positions for the Rockets, and they complement each other well. Rating: A+
30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns via Thunder): SF Peyton Watson, UCLA
Watson didn’t play much at UCLA, and some of it was at his expense, but he went to a team that gave back basically every significant part of a Final Four run. But if you believe what you saw before UCLA – if you believe the highlight reel – then by the end of the first round you’re getting a top 10-15 player in his class. grade B-
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2022 NBA Draft Second Round
Grades by Kyle Boone
31. Indiana Pacers (from Rockets to Cavaliers): PG Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga To see also : How it worked for (and what we can learn from) the major offenders of the game.
Nembhard is a good position size and is a reliable shooter and distributor who can play both on and off the ball making him a safe pick. His lack of explosiveness and ability to separate might keep him from taking over as a starting caliber player, but his performance could help him stay as a deep piece on a Pacers team that has more PG talent in the pipeline needs. Grade B
32. Orlando Magic: SG Caleb Houston, Michigan
Orlando gets a quality upgrade with a five-star pedigree, great position size, and high shooting range. It had some inconsistencies during its brief stint in college, but could be a nice slice of depth to add to an exciting young core that includes Banchero, Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs. I had him at number 32 in my ranking and he went down at number 32. Grade: A
33. Toronto Raptors (from Pistons to Spurs, Wizards and Bulls): C Christian Koloko, Arizona
This is a short draft about true center prospects, and Koloko is a very talented rim guard who received Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors last season, so I see the appeal. But that feels like an easy reach for the Raptors here for someone I ranked in his late 40s. Grade: C+
34. Oklahoma City Thunder: PF Jaylin Williams, Arkansas
Williams led all college hoops in batches (54) last season and brings a well-rounded two-way game and a high basketball IQ to Oklahoma City. He was someone I thought could be a late first round pick, so having Thunder grab him early in the second round to pair alongside Holmgren is a smart move. Grade B
35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Pacers via Bucks and Magic): SG Max Christie, Michigan State
Taking Christie to 35 after ranking 34th on the CBS Sports Top 100 makes that a decent number, but fit and landing are a question. The former five-star recruit has good position size and shooting power, but developmentally he’s not quite ready to be a rotation player in the NBA — let alone a contender with the Lakers. grade B-
36. Detroit Pistons (from Blazers): SF Gabriele Procida, Italy
Procida brings a large position size and projects as a quality shooter, having shown some promising developments over the last year. He’s likely a candidate who won’t be in the NBA for a while, and as someone who’s been ranked outside of our second-round predictions, it’s difficult to see the value at No. 36. Note: C
37. Dallas Mavericks (from Kings): PG Jaden Hardy, G League
Love love love that pick value and especially the Mavericks landing spot for Hardy who I ranked as a top 20 talent. He struggled in efficiency terms in G League Ignite last season but still led the team in goals and developed a really impressive offensive repertoire along the way. Rating: A+
38. Memphis Grizzlies (from Lakers to Bulls, Wizards and Spurs): PG Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee
After Chandler was six feet barefoot in the NBA Draft Combine, the shortest of any competitor, Chandler slipped to 38th place in the first round despite a clear talent profile. That’s the Grizzlies’ win here, as they add a dynamic, speedy point guard that was ranked #22 in our final prospective player rankings. Class: A
39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Spurs via Jazz): C Khalifa Diop, Senegal
Diop is a player I didn’t get a top 60 for, but I don’t hate him as a flyer here either. He is a vigorous center with good physical tools and rim running skills coupled with an interesting pedigree as a winner of the EuroCup Rising Star Award, previously won by Kristaps Porzingis and Jonas Valančiūnas. Class: C
40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards to Cavaliers): SF Bryce McGowens, Nebraska
This is right in the range where McGowen’s was ranked and projected. I quite like his game and he was really lethal on and off the ball, which could add to his value in the NBA given his versatility in playing multiple backcourt positions. Grade: B+
41. New Orleans Pelicans: PF E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
Didn’t expect Liddell to slip out of the first round – let alone into the 40s. He might be a little short for a power forward, but plays above his height and can clear the ground as a 3-point threat. Talent of the first round. Class: A
42. New York Knicks: PG Trevor Keels, Duke
New York adds a player I had ranked 42nd in the first round. He’s a physically mature one-and-done from Duke who brings great defensive intensity and can be a good tempo change that cuts and hits. Class: A
43.Los Angeles Clippers: PF Moussa Diabate, Michigan
Diabate would have benefited from one more college season. He’s got an interesting pedigree profile as a five-star former recruit that fits a good size for a big man, but other than a go-to jump hook he lacks the shine as an offensive weapon and he’s still pretty raw. Grade: C+
44. Golden State Warriors (by Hawks): SG Ryan Rollins, Toledo
Very nice addition here for the Warriors in nabbing Rollins who I had as a top 30 prospect in my rankings at number 44. A quality goalscorer who can shoot a variety of ways and was really successful in getting to his spots and overtaking him as a mid-tier defender in his two seasons at Toledo. Class: A
45. Charlotte Hornets: PF Josh Minott, Memphis
Bold choice here, so I’ll give that a little more credit. Minott is a very skilled player with a large frame and good jumping skills. However, he’s a very raw and unfinished product, especially on offense where he’s mostly just a slasher at this point. The Timberwolves will have to be patient in his development. Grade B
46. Portland Trail Blazers (by Nets via Pistons): C Ismael Kamagate, France
The 6-11 Big has some interesting physical tools for its size and length. I really like his skill over the edge, but he’s a very raw and unfinished product that the game is still learning. grade B-
47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers to Pelicans and Falcons): SG Vince Williams, VCU
Memphis isn’t afraid to bet on players who aren’t considered likely top 60 players, so I’ll respect the selection outside the box here, even if Williams was ranked for us in the 80s. Improved in each of his four years at VCU, developing into a two-way guard with great outside shooting skills. Grade B
48. Indiana Pacers (by Timberwolves): SF Kendall Brown, Baylor
Brown was a top 30 prospect in our rankings who I thought had a real shot at making Round 1. Had some inconsistencies as a freshman, but the former five-star recruit brings great length and big advantages to Indiana. Class: A
49. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Bulls to Grizzlies, Pistons and Kings): PF Isaiah Mobley, USC
A year after Evan Mobley was drafted, Cleveland adds his older brother to his roster to solidify frontcourt depth. He’s not the shot blocker that Evan is, but he’s a floor spacer who’s a good shooter and has shown some impressive playmaking at his size during his time at USC. Grade: A-
50. Minnesota Timberwolves (by Nuggets via 76ers): PG Matteo Spagnolo, Italy
Spagnola has long been a child prodigy, dating back to his professional signing at Real Madrid aged 15 and subsequent debut at 17. There are holes in his game – he’s an average athlete who struggled on defense – but his position size and combination guard skills make him a worthwhile flyer at this point. grade B-
51. Golden State Warriors (from Raptors to 76ers): SG Tyrese Martin, Connecticut
Martin exploded on the NBA draft scene at UConn last year after improving dramatically as a 3-point shooter while improving as a passer who took on a more expansive role in playing ball. He’s a four-year-old player who could help a team early in his career. grade B-
52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz): C Karlo Matkovic, Serbia
An international product from Serbia, Matkovic brings large size and athleticism to the center position. He’s mostly a real threat at this point in his career, but his shot blocking and rim running could help him make his mark in the NBA. Grade B
53. Boston Celtics: PG J.D. Davison, Alabama
A low-risk, high-reward offer to nab a former five-star recruit at Davison who has an excellent pedigree for prospects but struggled with Alabama last season. He’s still learning and testing the game, but he’s a great, big-breaking athlete with real long-term development potential. Grade: A-
54. Washington Wizards (from Mavericks): C Yannick Nzosa, Congo
Like this choice at this price. Nzosa is the second youngest player in this year’s class, bringing length and great jumping. Someone who could be a praise threat and a shot blocker. Class: A
55. Golden State Warriors: SF Gui Santos, Brazil
Interesting bet on a prospect with incredible readings. He brings a degree of versatility, having gained experience both on and off the ball, and has the skills to potentially develop into a powerful combo forward. grade B-
56. Cleveland Cavaliers (by Heat via Pacers): SF Luke Travers, Australia
Travers, a combo forward from Perth, took on a bigger role as a starter last year and really showed his ability to shoulder the burden as a part-time playmaker. Needs to improve his shot but like his size and willingness to smash the glass. Grade: C+
57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies to Jazz): SF Jabari Walker, Colorado
Walker is someone I had as a top-20 prospect who entered the season but didn’t quite live up to expectations after performing well in a smaller role as a freshman in Colorado. But he was an elite catch-and-shoot threat two seasons ago and someone I think can be a good 3-and-D player with his 6ft 8 frame. Grade: B+
58. Milwaukee Bucks (from Suns via Pacers): PG Hugo Besson, France
With the final pick in this year’s draft, Milwaukee adds an attractive 21-year-old in Hugo Besson, who’s in the same row I ranked him in. At 6-foot-6, he’s a major threat from anywhere on the court and had solid catch-and-shoot numbers in the NBL last season that could help him carry his game over to the NBA, especially if he can improve his style of play and continue developing as an outside scorer. Grade: A-
Who was the 28th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft?
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Who was #2 in the 2022 NBA Draft?
Who has the 28th pick in the NBA draft?
SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors selected University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. as the 28th overall pick of the NBA draft Thursday night.
What pick did the Warriors get 2022?
Warriors select Patrick Baldwin Jr. (#28) & Gui Santos (#55) in the 2022 NBA Draft presented by Oracle. The Golden State Warriors selected guard/forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. with the 28th overall pick and Gui Santos with the 55th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
What city is the NBA draft in?
Here is a full list of the 58 picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 2022 NBA Draft is officially underway at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. as the franchises select new youngsters to add to their respective rosters.
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What time is the NBA Draft 2022?
NBA Draft Start Time The 2022 NBA draft begins at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday.
What pick did the Warriors get 2022?
Warriors Select Patrick Baldwin Jr. (#28) & Gui Santos (#55) in the 2022 NBA Draft presented by Oracle. The Golden State Warriors selected guard/forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. with the 28th overall pick and Gui Santos with the 55th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Who was #1 pick in NBA Draft?
Orlando Magic Selects Paolo Banchero With No. 1 Pick In N.B.A. Draft.
Who was the No. 2 in the NBA Draft? Chet Holmgren shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after he was selected number two overall. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren as the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Who is number 1 Pick in NBA Draft 2022?
The Orlando Magic have selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the #1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft. The pick comes as a huge surprise, as it was widely expected throughout the drafting process that the Magic would pick Auburn forward Jabari Smith as the top pick.