Live 2022 NBA Draft updates, results: Tracking, ordering, ratings, trading as Magic take Paolo Banchero to No. 1

Live 2022 NBA Draft updates, results: Tracking, ordering, ratings, trading as Magic take Paolo Banchero to No. 1

There aren’t usually too many surprises in the NBA draft these days, but Thursday night started with a major upset as the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick. in the general classification. For weeks, they were expected to kick Jabari Smith out of Auburn, and it’s still unclear if it was all just an elaborate smokescreen or if they changed their minds at the last minute.

The Magic reportedly never hosted Banchero for formal training or an interview in Orlando, suggesting it could be the latter.

Either way, the Oklahoma City Thunder then took big man Chet Holmgren out of Gonzaga as planned, while the Houston Rockets went with Smith to round out the top three. The Rockets likely had Banchero planned, but Smith should still fit in well as a sharp shooting forward to partner Jalen Green.

Of course, no draft could be complete without the Sacramento Kings doing something out of the box, and they took Keegan Murray with the No. 4 pick despite almost every prediction suggesting Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was the clear fourth-best. player. Maybe they really believe in Murray, or maybe they were hesitant to take guard with their first choice for the third year in a row.

It’s a busy night around the NBA, and we’ll have you covered with all the action here. Here’s how to watch Thursday night’s NBA draft.

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Order of the 2022 NBA Draft

Round 1 Selection 2nd round Selection
1. Magic

Paul Banchero | PF | duke

31. Pacers Andre Nembhard | pg | Gonzaga
2. Thunder

Chet Holmgren | C | Gonzaga

32. Magic Caleb Houstan | SF | Michigan
3. Rockets

Jabari Smith | PF | Auburn

33. Raptors
4. Kings

Kegan Murray | PF | Iowa

34. Thunder
5. Plunger

Jaden Ivey | SG | Purdue

35. Lakers*
6. Pacers

Benoit Mathurin | SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers
7. Trailblazers

Shaedon Sharpe | SG | Kentucky

37. Kings
8. Pelicans

Daniel Dyson | SG | Ignite the G League

38. Spurs
9. Spurs

Jeremy Sochan | PF | Baylor

39. Riders
10. Wizards

Johnny Davis | SF | Wisconsin

40. timber wolves
11. Knicks* Ousmane Dieng | SF | France 41. Pelicans
12. Thunder jalen williams | SG | Santa Clara 42. Knicks
13. Hornets* Jalen Duren | C | Memphis 43. Clippers
14. Riders Ochai Agbaji | SG | Kansas 44. Hawks
15. Hornets Mark Williams | C | duke 45. Hornets
16. Hawks AJ Griffin | SF | duke 46. ​​Pistons
17. Rockets Tari Eason | PF | USL 47. Grizzlies
18. Bulls Dalen Terry | SF | Arizona 48. Timber Wolves
19. timber wolves* Jake La Ravia | PF | WakeForest 49. Riders*
20. Spurs Malaki Branham | SF | Ohio St. 50. timber wolves
21. Nuggets Christian Brown | SG | Kansas 51. Warriors
22. Grizzlies* Walker Kesler | C | Auburn 52. Pelicans
23. 76ers* David Roddie | SG | Collar. St. 53. Celtics
24. Dollars MARJON BEAUCHAMP | SF | Ignite the G League 54. Wizards
25. Spurs Blake Wesley | SG | our Lady 55. Warriors
26. Rockets* Wendell Moore Jr | SF | duke 56. Riders
27. Heat Nikola Jovic | SF | Serbia 57. Trail Blazers
28. Warriors Patrick Baldwin Jr | PF | Milwaukee 58. Pacers
29. Grizzlies* Ty Ty Washington Jr | pg | Kentucky
30. Nuggets Peyton Watson | SF | UCLA

* – declared trade

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