2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the … Read more

NBA Draft Combine 2022: Winners, losers and how to make the event more useful

The 2022 NBA Draft Combine has come and gone, with the event achieving its usual goal of kicking off the draft cycle in earnest. John Hollinger was on the ground in Chicago, and Sam Vecenie worked the phone lines from afar, each tirelessly drinking coffee and gaining intel from the event. Here’s what they learned: … Read more

2022 NBA Draft Combine: From Pablo Escobar to team interviews, and trade talk in between

CHICAGO — Do you want to have a staring contest? The question from a Western Conference team official came unexpectedly during an interview last week during the NBA Draft Combine. It caught Kansas guard Christian Braun by surprise. Braun had come prepared for the string of meetings he would take part in over the course … Read more

Where Top 14 picks will go

The Magic are on the clock. For the fourth time in franchise history, Orlando has the No. 1 pick, and the team may need all the time between now and June 23 to decide on its selection. There is no clear-cut No. 1. There are three high-level prospects who can all make a case for … Read more

Orlando Magic win 2022 NBA draft lottery, followed by Oklahoma City Thunder; Sacramento Kings jump into top 4

8:36 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN For the fourth time in franchise history, the Orlando Magic have won the NBA draft lottery and will pick No. 1 in the June draft. Orlando had a 14% chance to get the top pick, along with the Houston Rockets and the Detroit Pistons. It’s the Magic’s first chance to … Read more

‘Unbelievable from the start,’ Joel Embiid scores 50 points in 27 minutes as Philadelphia 76ers win

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid tied his career-high 50 points in just 27 minutes, leading a dominating third quarter that lifted the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Embiid also had 12 rebounds and three blocks while making 17 of 23 field goals and 15 of 17 free throws. … Read more