NBA Draft: Meet the greatest talent in this Thursday’s selection | nba

The player’s biggest entry point to the NBA, the annual draft, will take place this Thursday at 9 pm at Barclays Center in New York, with no consensus name for the first position. It’s Auburn University winger Jabari Smith who likes to go on stage and win the Orlando Magic cap. Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren and Duke’s Paolo Banchero are running outside. Follow all the details of in real time.

The three are touted as the greatest talents of crops that did not have the same impact as the 2021 rookie led by Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Scottie Barnes. It was finally selected as a rookie of the year. Holmgren and Banchero are also positive, tall and versatile like Smith, but depending on the team’s strategy, they can also play as a center.

  • Gui Santos from Minas represents Brazil in the NBA Draft this Thursday.

Jabari Smith New York NBA Draft — Photo: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets have two and three options that could be their destination. Next comes Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, and Indiana Pacers. That’s the hours leading up to the ceremony, and even during the event, without the pick negotiations that are commonplace in NBA history. For example, in 2021, Russell Westbrook faced the Lakers on draft night in exchange for his 22nd pick.

Rumors spread the night before, and two exchanges have already taken place. Forward Jerami Grant has left the Detroit Pistons for the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal that includes a pick for the second round of the year. Center Christian Wood wears the Dallas Mavericks jersey, and the Houston Rockets host four underrated players and tonight’s 26th pick.

The 2022 draft will be presented by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and will consist of two rounds. First, 30 players are selected and the contract with the team is guaranteed. Second, it will be an additional 30, but the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks were punished for pick loss for violating the free agent negotiation period. Therefore, only 28 athletes will be selected. These may or may not be contracted with the franchise that owns the rights.

The 14 teams that did not play off last season participated in the draw and defined the order of the picks. The three teams with the worst campaigns had the same chance of being drawn first. Then, as the franchise placement deteriorated, the odds increased. For the 16 teams that have reached the postseason, the pick is defined by the placement. Choose 30 for the best team and 29 for the second best team. But years of negotiations change this order.

Check the pick order and top talent data for the first round.

1. Orlando Magic
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Houston Rockets
4. Sacramento Kings
5. Detroit Pistons
6. Indiana Pacers
7. Portland Trail Blazers
8. New Orleans Pelican
9. San Antonio Spurs
10. Washington Wizards
11. New York Knicks
12. Oklahoma City Thunder
13. Charlotte Hornets
14. Cleveland Cavaliers
15. Charlotte Hornets
16. Atlanta Hawks
17. Houston Rockets
18. Chicago Bulls
19. Minnesota Timberwolves
20. San Antonio Spurs
21. Denver Nuggets
22. Memphis Grizzlies
23. Philadelphia 76ers
24. Milwaukee Bucks
25. San Antonio Spurs
26. Dallas Mavericks
27. Miami Heat
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Memphis Grizzlies
30. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Jabari Smith
    Wing | 2.08m | 19 years | Auburn University

University Average: 16.9 Points-7.4 Rev-2 Ast-1.1 Steel-1 Stump
Expected Destination: Orlando Magic
Comparison: Chris Bosh

Jabari Smith Draft NBA — Photo: Ekin Howard / Getty Images

  • Chet Holmgren
    Pivot | 2.15m | 20 years | Gonzaga University

University Average: 14.1 Points-9.9 Rev-1.9 Ast-0.8 Steel-3.7 Stump
Possibility of destination: Oklahoma City Thunder
Comparison: Kristaps Porzingis

Chet Holmgren NBA Draft — Photo: Ezrashaw / Getty Images

  • Paolo Banchero
    Wing | 2.08m | 19 years | Duke University

University Average: 17.2 Points-7.8 Rev-3.2 Ast-1.1 Steel-0.9 Stump
Potential Destinations: Houston Rockets
Comparison: Julius Randle

Paolo Banchero NBA Draft — Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images

  • Jaden Ivey
    Shipowner | 1.93m | 20 years | Purdue University

University Average: 17.3 Points-4.9 Rev-3.1 Ast-0.9 Steel-0.6 Stump
Possibility of destination: Sacramento Kings
Comparison: Donovan Mitchell

Jaden Ivey Draft NBA — Photo: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images

  • Keegan Murray
    Wing | 2.03m | 21 years | University of Iowa

University Average: 23.5 points-8.7 Rev-1.5 Ast-1.3 Steel-1.9 Stump
Possibility of destination: Keegan Murray
Comparison: Michael Porter Jr.

Keegan Murray NBA Draft — Photo: Mitchell Layton / Getty Images

  • Benedict Maturin
    Point Guard | 1.98m | 20 Years | University of Arizona

University Average: 17.7 Points-5.6 Rev-2.5 Ast-1 Steel-0.3 Stump
Possibility of destination: Indiana Pacers
Comparison: Victor Oladipo

Benedict Maturin NBA Draft — Photo: Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

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