The 2022 NBA Draft is set for a Thursday return to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where 58 players are set to hear their names called (and potentially re-routed) as they find out where they’ll take that crucial first step on their journey through the league.
As the focus on the first round has narrowed, NBA TV analysts Chris Miles, Steve Smith and Andy Katz were joined by Bleacher Report draft guru Jonathan Wasserman to project the opening picks. See the results and an analysis of the top 4 below.
The results are in from the 2022 Mock Draft 👀
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Projected No. 1 Pick: Jabari Smith, Auburn
Projected No. 2 Pick: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
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Projected No. 3 Pick: Paolo Banchero, Duke
Projected No. 4 Pick: Jaden Ivey, Purdue
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