2022 NBA Draft: How to watch, projections, mock draft, team order

The 2022 NBA draft is scheduled for tonight — and Florida State Seminoles basketball player John Butler Jr. is hoping to hear his name.

While Butler isn’t forecast as a top ten pick and is ending a two-year streak (Scottie Barnes, No. 4 Toronto Raptors and Patrick Williams, No. 4 Chicago Bulls), he has been identified as a potential runner-up. Round selection after a strong NBA Combine Show.

His breakdown on NBA.com:

Measuring 7ft 0.75 standing with a skinny 174lb frame and a 7ft 2.25 wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine, Butler is severely lacking in strength, but is of enormous size, good length and is quite nimble for its size.

• Among the more exceptional players his size in college basketball, Butler spent a lot of time playing on the touchline. While filling a small offensive role, he showed interesting potential as a set shooter, ability to get over the edge, and even some fluidity when attacking closeouts. Although still early in his development, he showed more substance as a shooter than most young players of his size, giving him interesting long-term potential.

• Butler showed great agility for his size and good timing as a shot blocker, playing a key role in his defense last season. His lack of power is a clear limiting factor that projects forward and he’s still learning the nuances of the game, but his ability to move his feet is impressive for a 7-footer.

Detroit Bad Boys, our SB Nation sister site that covers the Detroit Pistons, also broke Butler’s game and got him into the Motor City with this argument:

If Butler’s measurements were enough to capture his uniqueness and question marks in a nicely wrapped box, add Butler’s 3-point shooting and you get a better understanding that we’re not dealing with your standard second-round prospect . Last season at Florida State, Butler shot 39.3% from long range on 2.7 attempts per game. While that might seem like a small number of tries, Butler’s three-point try rate was 50.6%, meaning just over half of his shots came from downtown.

Oh, and did I mention Butler is a newbie? So here we have a 19-year-old who’s over 7 feet tall and shoots nearly 40% out of three – and he has another tantalizing stat, as he’s also blocked 1.2 shots per game.

Pounding the Rock, our SB Nation sister site, has the San Antonio Spurs picking Butler #38, the LA Times has picking Butler #30 to the Denver Nuggets, For the Win has him #28 to the Portland Trail Blazers, while Sports Illustrated makes him the 41st New Orleans Pelicans. His name was not found in the mock drafts for CBS, Yahoo, Bleacher Report, The Ringer, or The Athletic.

Tomahawk Nation Michael Rogner and Matt Minnick broke down Butler’s game as well as a look ahead to the FSU 2022-23 roster in the latest entry from the TN Basketball Pod:

Anthony Polite and Malik Osborne are also part of the player pool for the 2022 NBA draft but are not expected to be named Thursday.

Here’s how to watch the 2022 NBA Draft

  • Date: Thursday 23 June 2022
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Stream: Watch ESPN

First round

1. Orlando Magic

2. Thunder from Oklahoma City

3. Houston missiles

4. Kings of Sacramento

5. Detroit piston

6. Indiana Pacers

7. Portland Trailblazer

8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers)

9.San Antonio Spurs

10. Washington Wizards

11.New York Knicks

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (by the Los Angeles Clippers)

13. Charlotte Hornet

14th Cleveland Cavaliers

15. Charlotte Hornets (from New Orleans)

16.Atlanta Hawks

17. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn)

18.Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timber Wolves

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 Heat

28. Warrior of the Golden State

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma City)

Second round

31. Indiana Pacers (from Houston via Cleveland)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from Detroit to San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)

34. Thunder from Oklahoma City

35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Indiana to Milwaukee and Orlando)

36. Detroit Pistons (from Portland)

37. Kings of Sacramento

38. San Antonio Spurs (from LA Lakers via Chicago and Washington)

39th Cleveland Cavaliers (from San Antonio via Utah)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington via Cleveland)

41. New Orleans Pelicans

42. New York Knicks

43.Los Angeles Clippers

44.Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. ​​Portland Trail Blazers (Brooklyn via Detroit)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cleveland to New Orleans and Atlanta)

48. Minnesota Timber Wolves

49th Cleveland Cavaliers (from Chicago via Memphis, Detroit and Sacramento)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver via Philadelphia)

51. Golden State Warriors (Toronto via Philadelphia)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Utah)

53. Boston Celtics

– Milwaukee Bucks (lapsed)

– Miami Heat (from Philadelphia via Denver; forfeited by Miami)

54. Washington Wizards (from Dallas)

55. Warrior of the Golden State

56th Cleveland Cavaliers (from Miami via Indiana)

57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis via Utah)

58. Indiana Pacers (by Phoenix)

Mock draft news and notes via NBA.com

As the 2022 NBA draft draws closer, the lottery is getting more and more trapped, especially at the top. Since our last look just a few days ago, eight of our 12 mock drafts have been updated, and Jabari Smith still looks like the #1 pick for Magic. Ten of the 12 mocks have him No. 1 with CBS Sports and USA Today as the only outliers to agree with Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren. While there isn’t a full consensus yet, it’s possible that could change by draft night. (Last year, when draft night rolled around, everyone had mock Cade Cunningham first.)

Speaking of Holmgren, 10 of the 12 mocks still have the Thunder in 2nd place. The lanky center should be off the board on the second pick.

With Holmgren off the board at No. 2, Houston is left with the easy decision to take the best player left, which appears to be Duke’s Paolo Banchero. Twelve of the 12 mock drafts now have Banchero going to Houston, making it the only fully unanimous choice.

Jaden Ivey continues to look like a castle as the Kings’ No. 4. Sacramento is pretty solid in its backyard with DeAaron Fox and Davion Mitchell bringing them number 9 picks last season, but Ivey might be too good to pass up. Will Sacramento snap up the best player available or focus on getting the right lineup for their roster?

Another player who sees his name all over the lottery is Bennedict Mathurin from Arizona. He was ranked No. 5 for the Pistons (ESPN and The Ringer) and No. 9 for the Hornets (CBS Sports and SB Nation). drives him, “receives strong reviews on the private workout trail, excels in competitive action, one-on-one practice, and interview sessions wherever he’s been.” to the pistons at #5.

There seems to be some mystery surrounding Baylor’s Jeremy Sochan, who appears in nine of our 12 lottery sweepstakes. The talented defenseman climbs 6th with the Pacers (CBS Sports), most often with the Hornets at 15th (three times). Yahoo’s Kristen Peek said Sochan “had one of the best days of profits of the combine draft, showing his speed and consistent 3-point jumper – something he struggled with at Baylor.”

One player whose name keeps popping up in the mock drafts is Australian Dyson Daniels, who takes the NBA G League route into the NBA. Daniels, who averaged 11.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game with the G League Ignite, is strongly linked with the 7th-ranked Trail Blazers (five mocks). Much like fellow Australian Josh Giddey, who finished sixth overall last season, Daniels is a willing passer who could make an immediate impact in his debut season. SI.com’s Jeremy Woo calls the 19-year-old “one of the most mature prospects in the lottery and excelled in the pre-draft process, endearing himself to teams in interviews and measuring and shooting well at the combine.” ”

Keegan Murray should hear his name from the number 6. The 6-foot-8 Iowa forward appears No. 4 for the Kings (SI.com and USA Today), either fifth or sixth in 10 of the 12 mock drafts, but no lower than No. 7 (CBS Sport).

Across all 12 mocks we examine, nine players appear in the lottery: Smith, Holmgren, Banchero, Murray, Ivey, Sharpe, AJ Griffin, Mathurin, and Johnny Davis.

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