2022 NBA Mock Draft: Two-round projection has all 58 picks, surprise prospect jumping into top five

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Auburn

• Fr

• 6’10”

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Orlando

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

16.9

RPG

7.4

APG

2

3P%

42%

There’s valid concerns over the diversity with which Smith will score in the NBA — he struggled at the rim in college and primarily was used as a catch-and-shoot weapon — but his positional size and above average shooting are among the most translatable skills a prospect has in this class. At 6-foot-10 he’s an elite shooting threat from anywhere on the court and a very safe bet to be a valuable two-way player in the NBA.

Gonzaga

• Fr

• 7’0″

/ 195 lbs

PPG

14.1

RPG

9.9

APG

1.9

3P%

39%

The skinny frame and potential injury concerns that come along with it notwithstanding, Holmgren arguably holds the most star power in the draft. He rated in the 94th percentile as a defender around the rim last season and had a top-10 block rate. On offense, he rated in the 99th percentile around the rim. His ability to affect and block shots can make him a cornerstone defensive anchor for a rebooting OKC franchise.

Duke

• Fr

• 6’10”

/ 250 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

17.2

RPG

7.8

APG

3.2

3P%

33.8%

Houston grabs a future star to add to its frontcourt to pair with 2021 No. 2 pick Jalen Green, one of the most electric young guard prospects in the NBA. Banchero was an All-American in his lone season at Duke, and his playmaking and overall polish on offense at 6-10 can add another exciting dynamic to this young Rockets core.

Purdue

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Sacramento

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

17.3

RPG

4.9

APG

3.1

3P%

35.8%

Sacramento will be arguably where the draft may turn on its head. Anyone is in play here, including Shaedon Sharpe, but if they’re just taking best available talent then Ivey should get the nod. He’s a promising potential future lead guard with elite athletic ability, and next to De’Aaron Fox, the Kings could have more backcourt speed than anyone in the NBA.

Dyson Daniels

SG

G League Ignite

• 6’6″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PPG

11.3

RPG

5.9

APG

4.4

3P%

25.5%

Daniels is rising up boards and clearly into lottery territory after a strong G League Ignite season and pre-draft process. He’s a creative live-dribble passer with great size and incredible defensive chops. As a perimeter defender with his playmaking skills he may be a multi-positional offensive weapon at the next level. Pairing him next to Cade Cunningham could help ease the creation burden on the 2021 No. 1 pick.

Baylor

• Fr

• 6’9″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Team

Indiana

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

9.2

RPG

6.4

APG

1.8

3P%

29.6%

From No. 5 through the end of the lottery feels as unsettled as I can remember in recent memory, so while Sochan at No. 6 might feel rich, this could absolutely be his starting point. A true 1-5 defender, he’s an elite caliber weapon on that end who has playmaking skills as well, though his shot and confidence in said shot both need to improve over time.

Iowa

• Soph

• 6’8″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Portland

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PPG

23.5

RPG

8.7

APG

1.5

3P%

39.8%

Portland is at an inflection point with its franchise right now after trading away CJ McCollum. An aging Damian Lillard likely leaves it in a spot where it will try to contend, though. So if that’s the goal here then you’d be hard pressed to find a better talent to fit that desire than Murray. He was one of the most productive players in college hoops last season. A true four-man who can defend at a high level and space the floor as a shooter.

Duke

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 222 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

10.4

RPG

3.9

APG

1

3P%

44.7%

New Orleans rated as the 27th-best team in the NBA in team 3-point shooting percentage last season. In Griffin they add one of the best wing shooters in the draft who has legitimate star potential if he’s able to find his old high school form and stay healthy. Depending on how his medicals check out, he could go anywhere from No. 5 to outside the lottery.

Arizona

• Soph

• 6’6″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

17.7

RPG

5.6

APG

2.5

3P%

36.9%

Mathurin’s somewhat unfairly been boxed into a 3-and-D type prospect, but he’s so much more than that. Yes, he’s a great knockdown shooter, and his length suggests in time he’ll be a plus-defender. But he can also be additive creating off the bounce and is really good in transition, too. The Spurs could shape him into one of the draft’s big steals at No. 9.

Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

There’s no doubt Sharpe has an incredible pedigree — he was the No. 1 recruit in his class before enrolling at Kentucky — but he comes with some risk, too, reflected here with a drop to No. 10. We haven’t seen him in a competitive environment since he played on the EYBL circuit and there’s a ton of mystery surrounding him. That said, at No. 10, the downtrodden Wizards would be wise to take the gamble on his star potential. Chances he’s still on the board here are pretty low, but as the draft approaches it does feel as if his stock is slipping a tad.

Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Team

New York

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

12.5

RPG

3.5

APG

3.9

3P%

35%

The Knicks need scoring and playmaking and could get a two-for-one combo here in Washington. The former five-star recruit is a knockdown shooter who thrived off the ball at Kentucky but has some untapped talents playing on the ball as a creator and initiator as well; his 27% assist rate in SEC play was 11th among players in his conference — despite playing almost exclusively as the second initiator.

Ousmane Dieng

SF

France

• 6’9″

/ 185 lbs

Dieng had a strong close to the NBL season with the New Zealand Breakers, a team from the same NBL league that once produced LaMelo Ball. He’s a combo forward with guard skills. If his outside shot starts falling with regularity he could develop into a borderline star on the wing, he’s just quite a ways away from being an NBA contributor right now. Whoever takes him must be patient.

Wisconsin

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 194 lbs

Projected Team

Charlotte

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

19.7

RPG

8.2

APG

2.1

3P%

30.6%

It seems likely that Charlotte in some form or fashion will add depth to its frontcourt this offseason, but the value with Davis sitting here is something you can’t pass on (even with Jalen Duren and Mark Williams on the board). He’s an incredibly polished swing man whose defense and scoring should make him perfectly capable of competing for a starting spot in the backcourt right away next to LaMelo Ball.

Kansas

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

5th

PPG

18.8

RPG

5.1

APG

1.6

3P%

40.9%

Cleveland has a young core primed to contend with Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley. Agbaji gives the Cavs another piece of key depth on the wing and adds a complementary style to Isaac Okoro as a more offensively polished weapon. He shot 41% from 3-point range last season for KU in leading the Jayhawks to a national title.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’8″

/ 216 lbs

Projected Team

Charlotte

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

6th

PPG

16.9

RPG

6.6

APG

1

3P%

35.9%

Eason is a big combo forward who can space the floor as a shooter and open up the offense as a straight-line driver. His main value, however, comes on defense, where he’s a do-it-all weapon with great instincts. He’s raw and his offense isn’t quite NBA-ready but the physical tools and defense alone could get him into the teens of this draft on potential.

Ohio State

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PPG

13.7

RPG

3.6

APG

2

3P%

41.6%

Ohio State turned to Branham as one of its go-to options down the stretch run of the season, and he responded by averaging 17.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in the second half of the year. He’s a big wing who can torch the net and scores it at a really high level, and now that he’s committed to staying in the draft, should be in the mix as a potential lottery pick.

Arizona

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

6th

PPG

8

RPG

4.8

APG

3.9

3P%

36.4%

After adding Banchero at No. 3, Houston comes back to add backcourt depth with the addition of one of my favorite talents in Terry. Terry did a little of everything at Arizona as a role player last season primarily playing off the ball and has the length and tools to thrive as a high energy wing who has some wiggle off the dribble and can shoot the 3.

Memphis

• Fr

• 6’11”

/ 250 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Chicago may not go center here, especially with rumors that they could be in the mix for Rudy Gobert, but in a vacuum Duren would be tough to pass on. He’s a high-flying big who can finish lobs and swat shots. I have a lottery grade on him and would be surprised if he fell this far, though, especially with so few quality big men prospects in this class.

Santa Clara

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

9th

PPG

18

RPG

4.4

APG

4.2

3P%

39.6%

Williams has been the fastest-rising draft prospect the last month. He measured 6-6 at the combine with a 7-2 wingspan, is coming off a season in which he shot nearly 40% from 3-point range, and rated out in the 97th percentile last season according to Synergy as a spot-up shooter.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee

• Fr

• 6’9″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

7th

PPG

12.1

RPG

5.8

APG

1.5

3P%

26.6%

Two consecutive seasons ending with Baldwin injured — first in high school then as a freshman in college — have given rise to potential durability concerns for him. But as a former top recruit in his class, Baldwin likely still goes in Round 1 because of his 6-9 frame and shooting upside. He’s a risk, but one San Antonio may be more averse to taking that on than most considering it has three first-round picks this year.

Baylor

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

7th

PPG

9.7

RPG

4.9

APG

1.9

3P%

34.1%

We never got the full-blown freshman breakout from Brown in the same way we did from teammate Jeremy Sochan, but Brown’s absolutely going to be in the mix as a potential lottery pick. Big frame, defends the wing like crazy and can stretch the floor as a shooter as well.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Memphis

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

5th

PPG

19.4

RPG

7.9

APG

2.5

3P%

37.4%

Memphis’ front office has in the past put a high value on college production, making Liddell, one of the most productive players in college hoops the last few seasons, squarely in the mix here (if he’s not already taken). Slightly undersized power forward who plays way above his 6-7 frame and has improved dramatically as a shooter the last year.

Duke

• Soph

• 7’0″

/ 242 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PPG

11.2

RPG

7.4

APG

0.9

FG%

72.1%

Unlikely Williams falls this far — he’s one of the best shot-blockers in the draft — but if he’s still on the board he’s an auto-pick. Lob threat who can finish around the rim and affect shots, potentially serving as a high-level Joel Embiid backup.

Michigan

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Milwaukee

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

9th

PPG

10.1

RPG

4

APG

1.4

3P%

35.5%

Houstan had an up and down freshman season at Michigan but has all the physical tools to be a long and rangy two-way wing in the NBA. He rated in the 79th percentile as a spot-up scorer and shot 35.5% from 3-point range, which would translate nicely playing next to Giannis in Milwaukee.

Nikola Jovic

SF

Serbia

• 6’10”

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

5th

This would purely be a value play for San Antonio to pluck Jovic, one of the most intriguing combination forwards in the draft, at No. 25. At 6-10 he has guard skills — he ran point last season as a primary initiator for Mega Mozzart — and a center’s frame. He’s very raw developmentally but having just turned 19 years old, there’s a chance he can mature in time to be a valuable initiator given his size.

Duke

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

8th

PPG

13.4

RPG

5.3

APG

4.4

3P%

41.3%

It’s hard to find instant contributors in the first round, much less at 26, but Dallas could really grab one here in Moore after a breakout season with Duke. He’s a long wing with good 3-point shooting skills and a role-player skill set that’d make him an ideal fit in a system revolving around Luka Doncic.

Arkansas

• Soph

• 6’10”

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

10th

PPG

10.9

RPG

9.8

APG

2.6

3P%

23.9%

Frontcourt depth beyond Bam Adebayo and PJ Tucker in Miami is sorely lacking, which would make Jaylin Williams an interesting fit with the Heat. A do-it-all big who loves to take charges and provide energy, he does all the little things that contribute to winning and has floor-spacing potential as well.

Jean Montero

SG

Overtime Elite

• 6’2″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

Golden St.

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

11th

Golden State’s got to be thinking about adding guard depth at some point and Montero, long a prodigious talent from the Dominican Republic, could fit the bill here. He’s a speedy guard who groomed himself last season with Overtime Elite and has the combination of scoring and competitiveness that the Warriors tend to gravitate towards.

Memphis

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Memphis

PROSPECT RNK

42nd

POSITION RNK

11th

PPG

6.6

RPG

3.8

APG

0.9

3P%

14.3%

From Memphis, Tennessee, to Memphis, Tennessee? It’s possible for Minott, one of the most toolsy wings in the draft whose length and athleticism gives him real first-round potential. Needs to improve his jumper to maximize his potential, but he’s a developmental talent with starter upside in the right system.

Jaden Hardy

SG

G League Ignite

• 6’4″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

6th

PPG

17.7

RPG

4.6

APG

3.2

3P%

26.9%

Denver recently acquired this pick via Oklahoma City and can flip it into one of the biggest swings available at 30. Hardy’s stock slipped a bit over the last few months because he was inefficient with the G League Ignite, but he’s a gifted scorer who can create space and has plenty of room to grow.

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