The Magic are on the clock as the 2022 NBA Draft gets underway with major prospects and major franchise implications on the line on Thursday.
With the 2022 NBA Finals officially over, the basketball world turns to the NBA Draft on Thursday.
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Game Date: June 23, 2022
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With the draft lottery happening earlier in the year, the order is set. The Magic will pick first, followed by the Thunder. The Rockets, who had the worst record in the NBA this last season, will pick No. 3, with the Kings and Pistons rounding out the top picks.
Orlando will most likely be deliberating between Auburn’s combo forward Jabar Smith and Gonzaga’s power forward Chet Holmgren. Smith averaged an outstanding 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds as a freshman. Holmgren has an impressive seven-foot wingspan. As a freshman he averaged 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
Other lottery pick players will include Duke’s Paolo Banchero, Purdue’s Jaden Ivey, Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin, Iowa’s Keegan Murray, Memphis’ Jalen Duren, and Kentucky’s Shaedon Sharpe. Duke’s A.J. Griffin could be a surprising riser as well.
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