Last year’s design already looks like an all-time grand. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t jewels to be had in the 2022 NBA draft. Analysts have said this is a four-person design. However, with the league experiencing greater parity than it has in the last two decades, the need for influential role players is high. As a result, there’s an abundance of three-pointers and D-perimeter players in the first 14 picks. We’ve broken down how the draft should go, including each player’s strengths, player comps, and best fits. We even included a blockbuster trade including a team trading in the lottery.
This might not be a draft with many future Superstars, but the teams lucky enough to pick one through 10 are a player or two away from getting out of the lottery and into play-in tournament competition. None of the 10 teams selected this year can afford to screw it up. So let’s break down the best fits for each.