Draft Night Preview

06/23/2022 Draft Night Preview

By: Jeff Yoder

The Sportsletter’s NBA Mock Draft | 8:00 pm ET (ESPN)

Draft day has arrived in the NBA, and I’m giving my take on tonight’s picks. The 2022 NBA Draft has a decisive top-4, but a free-for-all could commence in the remaining lottery picks. Tonight’s broadcast begins at 8:00 pm ET (ESPN), and it’ll decide the future of your team. Here’s who I think gets picked in tonight’s top-10, including a surprise at the top and a trade at picks 4 and 6 due to Jaden Ivey’s desire to stay in the midwest.


The Sportsletter’s NBA Mock Draft

1. Magic: F Jabari Smith (Auburn)

2. Thunder: F Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga)

3. Rockets: F Paolo Banchero (Duke)

4. Pacers: G Jaden Ivey (Purdue) *TRADE

5. Pistons: F Keegan Murray (Iowa)

6. Kings: G Benedict Mathurin (Arizona) *TRADE

7. Blazers: G Dyson Daniels (G League)

8. Pelicans: F Ochai Agbaji (Kansas)

9. Spurs: C Mark Williams (Duke)

10. Wizards: G Johnny Davis (Wisconsin)


NBA Draft: Tonight (8:00 pm ET, ESPN)


Additional Storylines

SI: NBA Draft Notebook: Latest Buzz & Intel

The Ringer: 2022 NBA Draft Guide (Player Profiles)

B/R: Final 2022 NBA Mock Draft


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