The Athletic 2022模拟选秀6/23：奥斯丁喜提索汉，沃克，马拉奇
Welcome to 2022 NBA Draft week! Here is our yearly live mock draft. This is the link where you can find my most recent projections for Thursday’s 2022 NBA Draft as we gear up toward what is expected to be an exciting week in the NBA.
With the NBA Finals finishing early, there is something of an expectation that the week leading up to the draft could end up being fairly movement-filled as every team actively begins to set itself up for the 2022-23 season. Additionally, this draft is generally seen as something of a question mark throughout the league, which has led to teams being a bit more willing to discuss moving draft picks within this class.
Speaking of the strength of this draft, here’s where I am on it as we settle in this week.
I believe there are three legitimate top-three-caliber picks in this draft in Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren. I believe that in any average-strength draft, these three players would be valued as top-three guys in the class. I don’t love any of them at No. 1, but all three are genuine potential All-Stars down the road.
Beyond them, I have Jaden Ivey at the bottom of their tier, a legitimate top-five worthy player. I don’t see another average top-five pick in this class, and actually think the depth from 5 to 10 or so is a bit soft. From No. 10 to No. 20, I think the draft has the potential to deliver some value, but there is a real hit-or-miss, boom-or-bust quality to some of the players in this range. That can be doubly said for my next tier, which is somewhere from No. 21 or so down to the mid-40s. There are a number of high-upside, low-floor players who, frankly, probably entered the draft a bit too early this year but will be expecting NBA investment and development. How teams deal with those players — such as Peyton Watson, Josh Minott, Caleb Houstan and others — will be a fascinating storyline to track over the course of the night.
Because of those players — many of whose development was in some way, shape or form stunted by the pandemic — it’s very possible we look back on this draft in five years, even more than in other drafts, and wonder how in the world it ended up going in the order that it did. This is going to be a wild night, one that transforms the NBA as all drafts do and one that will be interesting to track moving forward.
A few other notes:
Don’t be surprised to see a number of expected draft picks end up unselected. Why? Per sources on the agency side, teams have been calling about getting players on two-way contracts on picks all the way up in the 30s. Don’t be surprised to see a number of players picked later on who are willing to accept two-way contracts as opposed to maybe higher-upside types. Additionally, there is some real depth in terms of the international class into the second round, so we could see a number of draft-and-stash picks. Many of those are projected below.
I would expect a lot of teams currently in the 30s to move out of the 30s. There is an expectation that a lot of those picks will be moved as teams that currently don’t have picks look to pick them up, either via assets or via purchasing the picks. So if your team doesn’t currently have a pick, I wouldn’t expect necessarily that they end the night that way. The Lakers, particularly, have been said to be fairly active in looking to acquire a pick depending on how their board falls into the second round.
There aren’t a ton of pure player breakdowns in this mock draft. To find those, check out the 2022 NBA Draft Guide. This year’s version is nearly 90,000 words and has everything you need to know about each player in this class.
1. Orlando Magic
Jabari Smith Jr. | 6-10 forward | 19 years old | Auburn
Smith was the guy at No. 1 in the immediate post-lottery mock draft, and he remains that guy here as we start draft week. I’m not as certain as some of my media colleagues as to call this a lock. Orlando has done its due diligence on all of the top group of prospects in differing ways. I don’t think this decision has been made for weeks or anything like that, and we’ll just find out about it on draft night. Also, what were designed leaks in order to try to persuade Oklahoma City to call them to move up to No. 1? What is accurate? There are a lot of smoke screens across the league right now. I know this is not the answer that bettors want to hear right now as they try to place their bets on who goes No. 1, but I legitimately have thought throughout this process that Orlando’s decision is much more wide open than the consensus would indicate.
Speaking of the odds, the betting odds have dropped substantially from a peak of around -500 in some places to down around -150 now for Smith. I mentioned on a podcast last week that I felt -160 or so was the right number. It implies about a 61 percent chance of Smith being the No. 1 overall pick, which seems about right to me. He’s the clear favorite as we head into draft week. It’s not the lock of the century like last year when we knew Cade Cunningham was going No. 1.
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
Chet Holmgren | 7-1 center | 20 years old | Gonzaga
Holmgren comes in at No. 2 here, and it’d be a great fit for the Thunder. Oklahoma City has wanted to build a modern team with the ability to have all five players grab-and-go on the break, shoot 3s and provide real offensive skill while still being able to defend. The idealized version of that, in many ways, is Holmgren. He’s an elite rim protector with unbelievable instincts on defense who’s also able to push the pace, shoot from distance, handle the ball a bit and pass. He’s wholly unselfish and an elite finisher at the rim, something that will play very well with Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. This would be a home run for them at No. 2.
I’ve heard some of the speculation that the Thunder want to take a project player because they’re enamored with the idea of getting Victor Wembanyama at No. 1 in the 2023 NBA Draft, but that seems completely ridiculous. First and foremost, the Thunder aren’t going to win tangibly more games next on the basis of taking one rookie over another rookie. Second, the Thunder have a ton of picks moving forward, but the best they can do in the “Race for Wemby” is a 14 percent chance in the lottery next season. And while Oklahoma City may have a ton of assets moving forward to try to move up in the draft order, I’d be stunned to see anyone move off the No. 1 overall pick next year given how well-regarded Wembanyama is as a generationally valuable prospect. I’ve also heard some speculation that the Thunder may not take Holmgren because that would be two skinny bigs in back-to-back years. Again, the team, in the best-case scenario to get the No. 1 overall pick, has a 14 percent chance to win the lottery. It does not seem like a very Sam Presti move to bank on something with a 14 percent chance of happening to come through. Presti is going to take the best player on their board, point blank. We will see if that is Holmgren or someone else.
3. Houston Rockets
Paolo Banchero | 6-10 forward | 19 years old | Duke
The Rockets get someone that figures to be very high on their board as well with Banchero. Following the Christian Wood trade, it seems clear the Rockets are emptying out their frontcourt for whichever of the top-three frontcourt players falls. His ability to play in a two-man game with last year’s No. 2 overall pick Jalen Green figures to be one of the most exciting combinations in the league in a few years, as Banchero is a monster at punishing smaller players in mismatches and Green is terrific at punishing slower players, meaning you can’t switch actions between the two of them. You also probably can’t effectively drop given how good those two figure to be as shooters. This would be a home run for Houston.
4. Sacramento Kings
Jaden Ivey | 6-4 guard | 20 years old | Purdue
This is where the draft has the potential to get wild. The Kings have picked De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton and Davion Mitchell in recent years, which might make you think they wouldn’t take a point guard again. And yet, I’m slotting Ivey here at No. 4 right now for a few reasons. The most important reason is that this pick has been thought to be available in a trade since the lottery, given the fact that it is seen as a four-person top group with Ivey likely being available at No.4 but the Kings still being loaded at the lead guard spot with Fox and Mitchell despite having already moved Haliburton. There have since been reports published publicly, the most prominent of which was ESPN’s prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, stating that most teams from the No. 5 to 11 range have reached out.
Honestly, if the Kings’ front office has been told by ownership they need to make the playoffs next year, it makes sense that this pick would come available and is logical this pick would move before the draft. If it does, I would expect the target is Ivey. And even if it doesn’t, the Kings should just take the best player and figure out the roster crunch later. Having said that, the connection here with Keegan Murray is real, and if the team does not get an offer to its liking, Murray is legitimately in play. Our Shams Charania noted earlier this week that the Kings are getting more comfortable with making a selection here.
5. Detroit Pistons
Keegan Murray | 6-8 forward | 21 years old | Iowa
As our Pistons’ beat writer James Edwards has reported multiple times over the course of the draft process — most recently last week — Murray has quite a few fans in the Detroit front office. He would fit exceedingly well with Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey offensively as long-term building blocks and would open the door for the team to have a ready-made replacement if it so decides to move on from Jerami Grant this offseason. I think this one would come down to Murray or Arizona wing Bennedict Mathurin. Mathurin had a very strong workout in Detroit and is absolutely in play in this spot.
6. Indiana Pacers
Bennedict Mathurin | 6-6 wing | 20 years old | Arizona
The Pacers are thought to be high on both Ivey and Murray. With the way this falls, neither is available, and the team here selects Mathurin, an athletic shot maker at 6-foot-6 who should be able to step in relatively early because of his ability to play without the ball as a scorer and because of his physical frame that will not have any issues with the NBA translation. He’ll fit in very well with the backcourt mix the Pacers already have in Haliburton, Chris Duarte and Malcolm Brogdon, and could give the team a replacement for Brogdon if they decide to shop him to a contender this offseason. It’s also worth noting that the Pacers are seen as a very active team right now league-wide with a number of options on the table in regard to this pick, the No. 31 pick, and their veterans.
7. Portland Trail Blazers
Shaedon Sharpe | 6-6 forward | 19 years old | Kentucky
The Blazers’ acquisition of Jerami Grant on Wednesday should not change this projection. However, there are reasons to believe the Blazers will have real interest in Sharpe. First and foremost, the team recently made a terrific hire in Mike Schmitz from ESPN to be an assistant GM in charge of scouting. Mike is on the record previously in a post-lottery podcast (before he took the job in Portland) as saying he loves the fit of Sharpe in Portland. Second, sources tell The Athletic that Joe Cronin is typically a big fan of taking swings in the draft that are full of upside. It’s hard to find a bigger swing than Sharpe. All around, this one makes sense. I’d anticipate Sharpe hears his name called somewhere between No. 6 and No. 12. This is a well-reported potential trade-down spot that teams below the Blazers in the lottery have targeted too.
8. New Orleans Pelicans (via Lakers)
Dyson Daniels | 6-7 wing | 19 years old | G League Ignite
The Pelicans are also thought to like Mathurin, who goes two picks ahead of them here. Ousmane Dieng is absolutely thought to be a potential option as well as a 6-foot-9 forward with real passing and playmaking ability and some defensive tools, Dieng fits the versatile, positionally flexible archetype the Pelicans have valued in recent years. But Daniels also fits that flexible archetype, and his unselfishness and willingness to make high-level passing reads would give them a lot of what they lost when Lonzo Ball decided to go to Chicago last offseason. Daniels is a terrific defender with size, a great decision-maker and the kind of player whose presence helps you win games. Beyond him, the Pelicans are also thought to be a prime trade-down candidate if someone wants to make a leap up the board.
9. San Antonio Spurs
Jeremy Sochan | 6-9 forward | 19 years old | Baylor
There is some buzz that the Spurs like a big man with this pick. But sources have said not to expect the Spurs to deviate from their board to fit a need over value. They’re trying to accumulate talent more than fill a roster hole — particularly a roster need that might not even really be there given the presence of Jakob Poeltl. This isn’t a comment on who is assuredly higher or lower on their board but rather not to just blindly expect them to only be looking at bigs with this pick. I think they’re looking across the board. Indeed, I’ve gone with Sochan in this update, as his ability to defend multiple positions at the four would be a pretty incredible fit with the team’s perimeter-based core. Don’t be surprised to see any of Johnny Davis, Jalen Duren or Ousmane Dieng here though.
10. Washington Wizards
Johnny Davis | 6-5 wing | 20 years old | Wisconsin
Davis would be a pretty tremendous fit with the Wizards if the Wizards do decide to keep this pick as opposed to moving it in a deal for a starting point guard. Davis has the kind of two-way upside that teams love on the wing, as he’s excellent as a tough switchable defender and he’s good at creating his own shot. I buy Davis as a starting quality player at some point in his career, as he’s a worker with a pretty terrific mindset and demeanor. The Wizards are in a bit of a weird spot if they end up having to keep the pick and Davis ends up off the board at No. 9 to the Spurs if the top-eight fall the way they have here.
11. New York Knicks
AJ Griffin | 6-6 forward | 18 years old | Duke
Griffin is one of the more difficult players to gauge in this class because of his injury history. Teams will absolutely want to get a look at his medicals before selecting him after he missed large portions of his final two high school seasons and then had a knee injury in the preseason prior to his freshman year at Duke. That — along with his inconsistent defensive play this past season — gives him a bit of a wider range on draft night than you would expect for a wing who is this kind of potentially elite shooter. He hit 45 percent from 3 this past season and has as much natural touch as any player in the class. Anywhere starting from mid-lottery to just outside of the lottery is on the table though. The Knicks are one of the teams that have done due diligence into the bigs in this range too, as Mitchell Robinson is an unrestricted free agent and Nerlens Noel is thought to be available in trade scenarios.
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via LAC)
Ousmane Dieng | 6-9 forward | 19 years old | New Zealand Breakers
The Thunder take Holmgren at the top then follow it here with Dieng, who ticks a lot of boxes for the Thunder as a player with a strong intersection of skill and positional size. He can really pass and handle the ball a bit, both out in transition and off closeouts. He processes the game really well. On top of that, the Thunder have scouted Australia really well in the past, having taken Terrence Ferguson and Josh Giddey in recent years off of similar Next Star deals in the NBL.
13. Charlotte Hornets
Jalen Duren | 6-11 center | 18 years old | Memphis
So here we go, the first true center off the board with Duren landing in Charlotte in what is basically an absolutely perfect landing spot for him. He’ll be able to run the floor and be a lob-catching option for LaMelo Ball, joining Miles Bridges as arguably the highest-flying team in the NBA. One further note here though: This is a good encapsulation of how difficult it is to find landing spots for the centers in this class. If the Spurs and Knicks pass on bigs, the floor becomes lower than you would expect for guys like Duren and Mark Williams. The appetite for true centers has never been lower if they aren’t positionally versatile on defense.
14. Cleveland Cavaliers
Jalen Williams | 6-6 wing | 21 years old | Santa Clara
Williams spikes up the board here for the Cavs. He fills a legitimate positional need for the Cavaliers while also bringing a lot of high-level skills. He is long at 6-foot-6 with a 7-foot-2 wingspan. He can shoot off the catch and make plays off the pass. He can act as a secondary ballhandler in spots and also has versatility in terms of who he guards on the other end. The Cavs desperately need wing-sized players, so Williams would be a good swing for them.
15. Charlotte Hornets (via NOP)
Ochai Agbaji | 6-5 wing | 22 years old | Kansas
The Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four this year, Agbaji’s game translates well to the NBA. He’s an elite, 6-foot-5 catch-and-shoot player, having hit 40.7 percent from 3 on nearly seven attempts per game this past season. He’s also an efficient scorer in transition and has become much more comfortable putting the ball on the deck and handling the ball when necessary.
Defensively, he’s tough, strong and physical for a wing, though he lacks the elite-level measurements that most genuine plus defenders in the NBA possess. He’ll hold his own and won’t make mistakes. He might just end up as a role player, but his solid defensive play and shooting make him a good player for Charlotte to target when looking for running mates with Ball. Under the Michael Jordan ownership regime, the Hornets have also valued high-level collegiate producers as opposed to rawer projects.
16. Atlanta Hawks
Blake Wesley | 6-5 guard | 19 years old | Notre Dame
The Hawks are likely just looking at the best player available on their board here. Watch for Santa Clara’s Jalen Williams if he falls to No. 16, as evaluators believe Williams fits a number of boxes for what the Hawks look for in prospects. Instead, they go Wesley. He wasn’t entirely efficient this past season, but it’s hard to find guards with more upside in terms of making plays off a live dribble. He’s one of the few guys with the upside to be an isolation-level shot creator. If the Hawks want to add more ballhandling around Trae Young, this would be an interesting flier to take.
17. Houston Rockets (via BKN)
Tari Eason | 6-8 forward | 21 years old | LSU
It’s tough to get a handle on where Eason will slot in on draft night. Teams are all over the map on him. Some really have some worries about his decision-making and his right-hand dominance while also being concerned about his shooting mechanics. Others look at how much of a playmaker he is on defense and believe he is tailor-made as a playmaker on that end who is switchable two through five and can create transition opportunities with his disruptiveness. I have a lottery grade on Eason, so I’m more in the boat of the latter. This would be a tremendous pickup for Houston.
18. Chicago Bulls
Mark Williams | 7-0 center | 20 years old | Duke
The Bulls have been rumored to be interested in Rudy Gobert, which says to me they would like to find a great rim-protection option either in place of Nikola Vučević or as a complement to him. Williams falls to No. 18 largely because of the circumstances of who is on the board. The Hornets take Duren, who fell to them. The Cavs are set at No. 14, the Hornets aren’t going to take two true centers, the Hawks have Clint Capela and Onyeka Okongwu, and the Rockets have selected quite a few bigs in the last two classes. Unless someone trades up, again, the floor is lower here for bigs than you would think if the draft goes in a certain way.
19. Minnesota Timberwolves
TyTy Washington Jr. | 6-3 guard | 20 years old | Kentucky
It’s a bit more difficult to find a fit for Washington than you would expect on draft night, which is part of the reason why you have seen his name fall in recent weeks on mock drafts. Still, he fits a number of boxes that Tim Connelly tends to look for in prospects, as a guy who is excellent from a skill perspective and processes the game exceedingly well.
20. San Antonio Spurs (via TOR)
Malaki Branham | 6-5 wing | 19 years old | Ohio State
Branham fits that well as a wing shooter who would provide the Spurs depth in the chance that they make a consolidation trade this summer, giving up some of their depth for a star player. Branham hit 43 percent from 3 this past season and closed the season well for Ohio State. He’s a tough scorer who loves the midrange and is seen as a good swing to take either as a valuable bench scorer or a potential upside starter who could average 20 points per game if his development goes right in the next couple of years.
21. Denver Nuggets
Wendell Moore Jr. | 6-6 wing | 20 years old | Duke
The thought is that Denver is focused on adding some further depth to its backcourt in this draft. Monte Morris has been widely reported, for instance by the Denver Post, as a player the team is getting quite a bit of interest in on the trade market with Jamal Murray returning from injury. With Morris set to return to the bench, the $18 million he has left on his deal over the next two years is certainly a bit expensive for a backup on a team that already has three max players and Aaron Gordon making a substantial amount. They drafted Bones Hyland last year, but if they do look to move Morris’ money to create some salary flexibility, the Nuggets will have more than enough space on the roster for perimeter player additions. Moore is a tough wing who can really handle the ball and is good defensively in the kind of way that the Nuggets could use in between Murray, Hyland and Michael Porter Jr.
22. Memphis Grizzlies (via UTA)
Dalen Terry | 6-7 wing | 19 years old | Arizona
There is a relatively good shot Terry is off the board before this, but he makes so much sense in Memphis as a high-energy culture guy filled on a roster of them. He was All-Defense in the Pac-12 this past season and is a high-level passer and playmaker. He needs to develop his jumper’s consistency a bit, but the Grizzlies have had as much success as anyone at developing players and identifying the right fits for them in the draft. Terry’s range starts near the end of the lottery, and I’d be surprised to see him fall out of the first round.
23. Philadelphia 76ers
Jake LaRavia | 6-8 forward | 20 years old | Wake Forest
It would be a surprise to see LaRavia fall out of the top 35. He’s shot extremely well in pre-draft workouts and has convinced teams he can be a high-volume shooter who makes them. He tested well athletically at the combine and has the kind of confident mindset that tends to be successful at the next level among role players. This 76ers pick is thought to be available in a trade if the right offer comes along.
24. Milwaukee Bucks
E.J. Liddell | 6-7 forward | 21 years old | Ohio State
Liddell would represent an interesting chess piece and a lot of toughness for a Bucks team that could get real value out of a player who could step into their rotation sooner rather than later due to his ability to protect the weak side of the rim and guard threes and fours away from the basket. Ultimately, the key will come down to Liddell’s shot, which he knocked down at an effective level this past season but still has scouts concerned as he moves back to NBA distance due to its flat trajectory.
25. San Antonio Spurs (via BOS)
Walker Kessler | 7-1 center | 20 years old | Auburn
Kessler was my pick for college basketball’s national Defensive Player of the Year. He’s a monster interior rim protector who swats shots with impunity and plays well in drop-coverage situations. He averaged a whopping five blocks per game in SEC play this past season, along with 12 points and nine rebounds. Some scouts think he can shoot a bit from the perimeter. And notice how it’s easy to see how the Spurs can find a good option at the center position even if they wait until No. 25 to take one. Kessler and Ismael Kamagate both have late first-round grades from me and are only one tier off where I have Williams and Duren. Some teams see Kessler and Williams as being very comparable prospects.
26. Houston Rockets (via DAL)
Jaden Hardy | 6-4 guard | 19 years old | G League Ignite
The Rockets will likely to best player available here if they end up keeping the pick, and Hardy is a pretty great way to do that. While the team does have a lot of shot-heavy players as it is, you’re just trying to find guys you think can stick in the NBA at this point in the class. I’m a believer that Hardy can do that, due to his mix of shot-creation and potential as a shot maker.
27. Miami Heat
MarJon Beauchamp | 6-6 wing | 21 years old | G League Ignite
Beauchamp has an awesome story of perseverance, essentially carving out his own path after choosing not to go to college. He worked his way into getting an Ignite contract and impressed scouts with his willingness to do all of the little things. He defends well on the ball with real switchability because of his 6-foot-11 wingspan. He is aggressive in crashing the glass. He cuts and makes things happen. He’s just kind of an ideal mentality and mindset for the Miami Heat’s culture and organization.
28. Golden State Warriors
Christian Braun | 6-7 wing | 21 years old | Kansas
The Warriors won the title in large part because of their depth of talented guys across the positional spectrum. That core is about to get even more expensive moving forward here. In that vein, it is possible the team looks to make a deal off this pick here to save some money. Having said that, Braun would be a pretty tremendous fit with the Warriors as a tough, unselfish dude who can scramble defensively and knock down shots at a high level.
29. Memphis Grizzlies
Kennedy Chandler | 6-0 guard | 19 years old | Tennessee
Seven years ago, Chandler would have been a no-doubter top-20 pick. Now though, there is a real aversion to taking smaller guards in the draft where it can be avoided because teams are better at hunting size-based mismatches than ever before. Still, Chandler is the kind of human being the Grizzlies tend to value, and they do have a real issue potentially at the lead guard position forthcoming. Tyus Jones is a free agent and is probably good enough to be a starting point guard somewhere else if he wants to leave. However, the Grizzlies really do need a strong backup in place, given Ja Morant’s penchant for picking up the occasional injury and missing games. Chandler fits well here.
30. Denver Nuggets (via OKC and PHX)
Andrew Nembhard | 6-4 guard | 22 years old | Gonzaga
Nembhard has been one of the big-time risers of the draft process. At 6-foot-4, he’s a real floor-general type point guard who helped lead Gonzaga to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament this year. If the Nuggets do decide to move Monte Morris, getting someone who is older and can be a ready-made backup point guard would be very helpful. A few sources have also noted not to be surprised if this pick gets moved again, given that the 30th overall pick does tend to be seen as a valuable proposition for rebuilding teams given that those teams tend to be at the top of the second round and the extra year of team control can be valuable for them as they build their core.
31. Indiana Pacers (via HOU): Max Christie | 6-6 wing | 19 years old | Michigan State
32. Orlando Magic: Nikola Jović | 6-11 forward | 18 years old | Mega
33. Toronto Raptors (via DET): Peyton Watson | 6-8 wing | 19 years old | UCLA
34. Oklahoma City Thunder: Caleb Houstan | 6-8 wing | 19 years old | Michigan
35. Orlando Magic (via IND): Bryce McGowens | 6-7 wing | 19 years old | Nebraska
36. Detroit Pistons (via POR): Trevor Keels | 6-5 guard | 18 years old | Duke
37. Sacramento Kings: Kendall Brown | 6-8 wing | 19 years old | Baylor
38. San Antonio Spurs (via LAL): Ismaël Kamagate | 6-11 center | 21 years old | Paris Basketball
39. Cleveland Cavaliers (via SAS): Josh Minott | 6-8 forward | 19 years old | Memphis
40. Minnesota Timberwolves (via WAS): Ryan Rollins | 6-4 guard | 19 years old | Toledo
41. New Orleans Pelicans: Patrick Baldwin Jr. | 6-10 forward | 19 years old | Milwaukee
42. New York Knicks: Gabriele Procida | 6-8 wing | 20 years old | Fortitudo Bologna
43. LA Clippers: Dom Barlow | 6-10 forward | 19 years old | Overtime Elite
44. Atlanta Hawks: Justin Lewis | 6-8 wing | 20 years old | Marquette
45. Charlotte Hornets: Matteo Spagnolo | 6-6 guard | 19 years old | Vanoli Cremona
46. Portland Trail Blazers (via POR/BKN): Christian Koloko | 7-1 center | 22 years old | Arizona
47. Memphis Grizzlies (via CLE): Jaylin Williams | 6-10 center | 19 years old | Arkansas
48. Minnesota Timberwolves: JD Davison | 6-3 guard | 19 years old | Alabama
49. Sacramento Kings (via CHI): David Roddy | 6-6 forward | 21 years old | Colorado State
50. Minnesota Timberwolves (via DEN): Jabari Walker | 6-8 forward | 19 years old | Colorado
51. Golden State Warriors (via TOR): Isaiah Mobley | 6-10 forward | 22 years old | USC
52. New Orleans Pelicans (via UTA): Ziga Samar | 6-5 guard | 21 years old | Fuelenbrada
53. Boston Celtics: Jared Rhoden | 6-6 wing | 22 years old | Seton Hall
54. Washington (via DAL): Dereon Seabron | 6-6 wing | 22 years old | NC State
55. Golden State Warriors: Hugo Besson | 6-6 guard | 21 years old | New Zealand Breakers
56. Cleveland Cavaliers (via MIA): Khalifa Diop | 6-11 center | 20 years old | Gran Canaria
57. Portland Trail Blazers (via MEM): Karlo Matkovic | 6-10 center | 21 years old | Mega
58: Indiana Pacers (via PHX): Ron Harper Jr. | 6-6 wing | 22 years old | Rutgers