LA Clippers’ 2022 first round pick, which goes to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a result of July 2019’s Paul George trade, comes in officially at 12th overall in the NBA Draft Lottery. Clippers have the 43rd overall pick in June’s draft
The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery results are in!
7) Trail Blazers
Magic win No. 1 overall pick, Thunder land at No. 2, Kings jump into top four
The Magic win the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery, the Thunder land at No. 2, and the Kings climb into the top four.
The Magic have now won the No. 1 overall pick four times, second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the lottery era.
Magic: Jabari Smith Jr., F, Auburn
Smith is by far the youngest of the top prospects, and he possesses a unique set of positive traits, including superb positional size, elite jump shooting, modern defensive versatility, and an advanced competitive mindset. Smith’s repertoire of moves will have to be expanded, and he’ll have to improve on getting to the rim more frequently, but there’s a lot to appreciate about a player who is polished in so many ways while still being in the early stages of his basketball.
The NBA Draft has no clear No. 1 overall pick.
This year’s draft has no clear No. 1 overall pick, and the numerous prospects cover a wide variety of positions and skills. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren, Duke forward Paolo Banchero, Auburn forward Jabari Smith, and Purdue guard Jaden Ivey are also possible candidates.
NBA Draft lottery Summary.
On Tuesday night, the Orlando Magic won the NBA Draft Lottery, securing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, which is planned for June 23. The top five teams are the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, and Detroit Pistons.
The Magic have now won the No. 1 overall pick four times, second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the lottery era. In 2004, they selected Dwight Howard as the first overall pick. It will be a huge success if they can find someone as good as Howard this time.