2022 NBA Draft live updates, results: Tracker, order, grades, trades as Magic take Paolo Banchero at No. 1

There usually aren’t too many surprises in the NBA Draft in this day and age, but Thursday night started out with a major one as the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick. For weeks, the expectation had been that they would take Jabari Smith out of Auburn, and it’s still unclear if that was all an elaborate smokescreen or they changed their mind at the last minute.

The Magic reportedly never hosted Banchero for a formal workout or interview in Orlando, which suggests it could be the latter.

In any case, the Oklahoma City Thunder then took big man Chet Holmgren out of Gonzaga as expected, while the Houston Rockets went with Smith to round out the top-three. The Rockets had likely been planning on Banchero, but Smith should still fit in nicely as a sharp-shooting forward to pair with Jalen Green.

Of course, no draft could be complete without the Sacramento Kings doing something out of the box, and they took Keegan Murray with the No. 4 overall pick despite almost all prognostications suggesting that Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was the clear fourth-best player. Perhaps they truly believe in Murray, or perhaps they were wary of taking a guard with their first pick for the third straight year.

It’s a busy night around the NBA, and we’ll have you covered with all the action right here. Here’s how to watch Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

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2022 NBA Draft order

Round 1 Selection Round 2 Selection
1. Magic

Paolo Banchero
PF | duke

31. Pacers Andrew Nembhard
pg | Gonzaga
2.Thunder

Chet Holmgren
C | Gonzaga

32.Magic Caleb Houstan
SF | Michigan
3.Rockets

Jabari Smith
PF | Auburn

33. Raptors Christian Koloko
C | Arizona
4.Kings

Keegan Murray
PF | Iowa

34.Thunder Jaylin Williams
PF | Arkansas
5. Plungers

Jaden Ivey
SG | Purdue

35. Lakers* Max Christie
SG | michigan st.
6. Pacers

Bennedict Mathurin
SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers Gabriele Procida
SF | Italy
7. Trail Blazers

Shaedon Sharpe
SG | Kentucky

37. Kings* jade hardy
SG | G League Ignite
8. Pelicans

Dyson Daniels
SG | G League Ignite

38.Spurs* Kennedy Chandler
pg | Tennessee
9. Spurs

Jeremy Sochan
PF | Baylor

39. Riders
10.Wizards

Johnny Davis
SF | Wisconsin

40.Timberwolves
11. Knicks* Ousmane Dieng
SF | France
41. Pelicans
12.Thunder Jalen Williams
SG | Santa Clara
42. Knicks
13. Hornets* Jalen Duren
C | Memphis
43. Clippers
14. Riders Ochai Agbaji
SG | Kansas
44.Hawks
15. Hornets mark williams
C | duke
45. Hornets
16.Hawks AJ Griffin
SF | duke
46. ​​Plungers
17.Rockets Tari Eason
PF | USL
47. Grizzlies
18.Bulls Dalen Terry
SF | Arizona
48.Timberwolves
19. Timberwolves* Jake LaRavia
PF | WakeForest
49. Riders*
20. Spurs Malaki Branham
SF | Ohio St.
50.Timberwolves
21. Nuggets Christian Brown
SG | Kansas
51.Warriors
22. Grizzlies* Walker Kessler
C | Auburn
52. Pelicans
23. 76ers* David Roddy
SG | Color. St.
53. Celtics
24. Bucks Mar Jon Beauchamp
SF | G League Ignite
54. Wizards
25.Spurs Blake Wesley
SG | Our Lady
55.Warriors
26.Rockets* Wendell Moore Jr.
SF | duke
56. Riders
27. Heat Nikola Jovic
SF | Serbia
57. Trail Blazers
28.Warriors Patrick Baldwin Jr.
PF | Milwaukee
58. Pacers
29. Grizzlies* Ty Ty Washington Jr.
pg | Kentucky
30.Nuggets peyton watson
SF | UCLA

* – reported trade

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