2022 NBA Draft live grades: Pick-by-pick analysis, full order as Paolo Banchero leads surprising selections

The 2022 NBA Draft is here, however its secrets have actually not been fixed yet. The mock drafts are sent, some agreements have actually been formed and the fan overreactions currently are beginning.

Who winds up being the very best of our anticipated leading 3, Paolo, Chet or Jabari? How will Jaden Ivey manages lead guard tasks if asked? Will AJ Griffin can discover his finest type once again. Can Keegan Murray rating in the NBA like he performed in college? What about safeguard?

We will not discover the responses to those concerns this evening, however CBS Sports NBA Draft experts Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone are here to grade the worths that groups draw out from their choices as the night goes on. Follow along here and see our NBA Draft protection totally free all night on CBS Sports HQ here and in the video gamer on this page.

2022 NBA Draft First Round

Grades by Gary Parrish

1. Orlando Magic: PF Paolo Banchero, Duke

Even though I would have taken Chet Holmgren, I can’t state it’s incorrect to take Banchero. I believe he’s going to be the most impactful gamer right from the dive and the preferred to win Rookie of the Year. This is practical, if unexpected. He’s a huge, strong and experienced forward who might be an unbelievable foundation in Orlando. Grade: A

2. Oklahoma City Thunder: C Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

The issues about Holmgren’s small frame are genuine — however he’s such a unique possibility with extraordinary capacity that he’s the ideal choice here. This 7-foot rim-protector who can likewise bounce it like a guard and dependably make 3-pointers. He has the greatest ceiling in this draft and, because of that, need to go no lower than here. Grade: A+

3. Houston Rockets: PF Jabari Smith, Auburn

For much of the draft procedure, Smith was presumed to be the No. 1 total choice. And in a class with 3 top-level huge guys potential customers, Smith ended up being a simple choice when he slipped to 3rd total. Smith still requires to establish in great deals of methods however is currently an excellent shooter and switchable protector who has fun with indisputable energy and fits well with Jalen Green. Grade: A+

4. Sacramento Kings: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa

I like Murray, however it’s not what I would have done. I would have taken Jaden Ivey. But he made it clear he didn’t wish to exist. I do not believe that suffices to discuss not taking him, however I do comprehend where the Kings were opting for this relocation. Murray was a significant gamer this season — the second-best college basketball gamer in the nation. Grade: B

5. Detroit Pistons: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Ivey is an explosive professional athlete who plays huge and can assaulting the rim in a range of methods. Comparisons to Ja Morant do not actually accumulate for Ivey, however he’s an exceptional gamer however. There are concerns about whether he’s really going to be a point player in the NBA, today he’s coupled with Cade Cunningham, a natural supplier.  Grade: A+

6. Indiana Pacers: SG Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

More than any other predicted lotto choice, Mathurin is the one whose stock I raised the most after assessing him compared to what I believed throughout the season. You dive in, and what is not to like? He’s a 6-6 athletic wing who can do a great deal of things and has All-Star capacity. Grade: A

7. Portland Trail Blazers: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky

This choice is intriguing since it appears with the Jerami Grant trade that the Blazers are attempting to get excellent now. And Sharpe is a fascinating fit from that point of view. But couple of gamers in this class have greater ceilings than him. He’s an explosive scorer with absurd size for the wing and athleticism, and he might one day be a plus protector with those tools. He’s simply likely not all set to do that right now after not playing last season at Kentucky. Grade: B+

8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Lakers): SG Dyson Daniels, G League

Daniels isn’t rather the possibility previous Ignite stars have actually been however is still an interesting guard with size who can have fun with or without the ball. His jumper, at this moment, is the most significant location of issue, however if the Pelicans can get that falling, he has a high ceiling. And this Pelicans group is really near being a genuine competitor — though a great deal of that falls on Zion Williamson. Daniels fits actually well into that core as probably the very best boundary protector in this draft. Grade: A+

9. San Antonio Spurs: SF Jeremy Sochan, Baylor

Sochan is the unusual sub-100 high school hire who ends up being a one-and-done top-20 choice. His capability to safeguard numerous positions, and his prospective as a shooter, are amongst the factors he’s an alluring possibility and among the most flexible gamers readily available in this draft. The reality that the Spurs are taking him states a lot; it may not be what I would have done, however that might just suggest I am incorrect. Grade: A-

10. Washington Wizards: SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Davis went from a mainly confidential power-conference gamer to a prospect for nationwide gamer of the year in his sophomore season at Wisconsin. I do not fret about his slip at the end of the season, and I believe Bradley Beal can take a look at this as a man who assists you win right now. Grade: A-

11. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Knicks): SF Ousmane Dieng, France

Dieng is a long-lasting financial investment, and he’s not all set to assist you next season. For the Knicks, that most likely was not right, so they traded the choice. But for the Thunder, that most likely makes good sense. He’s a long and experienced possibility who fits the Thunder’s window and is the kind of gamer they’re developing around. Grade: A-

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Clippers): SF Jalen Williams, Santa Clara

Williams most likely assisted himself more in the pre-draft procedure than any other possibility readily available, in big part since he wasn’t highlighted as a Santa Clara gamer. But when you see the movie, it’s all there. He’s got excellent size, he actually shoots it, he’s athletic enough. Grade: B+

13. Detroit Pistons (from Hornets through Knicks) : C Jalen Duren, Memphis

Surprising that the Hornets, who require a center, traded this choice to the Knicks and after that the Pistons, however what a relocation for them to sign up with Ivey and their young core. Duren isn’t the kind of floor-spacing huge franchises choose nowadays, however he’s such a physical specimen and excellent professional athlete that there’s most likely a location for him in the modern-day NBA anyhow. He’d have actually been a leading 5 choice twenty years earlier, and he’s got excellent benefit to be effective in rim-attacking offense and interior defense. Grade: A+

14. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, Kansas

I enjoy what Cleveland is doing. They have actually stocked it with intriguing young pieces who can actually play now. Agbaji can change and safeguard various people after being the very best gamer on the very best group in the nation. I believe he’s going to be among the 10 finest gamers in the draft. And no, he’s not an ended up item. Grade: A+

15. Charlotte Hornets (through Pelicans): C Mark Williams, Duke

Charlotte required to come out of this draft with a huge male, and they might recall and be sorry for that they didn’t stick to Duren. But while Williams is not as high up on my board as Duren was, he actually can safeguard and this is the precise area I had him buffooned the whole time. He’s big and manages the paint on defense. There’s still a location in the league for these kinds of people. Grade: A+

16. Atlanta Hawks: SF AJ Griffin, Duke

It took Griffin a bit to get comfy at Duke since of a preseason knee injury that appeared to impact his athleticism. But the first-class high school hire, who is the boy of NBA assistant coach Adrian Griffin, ultimately revealed glances of why he’s a lotto skill — taken 2 areas after the lotto. He may be the very best shooter in the draft and now gets to have fun with an elite passer in Trae Young. Grade: A+

17. Houston Rockets (through Nets): PF Tari Eason, LSU

Eason was a breakout star at LSU after moving following a so-so very first season at Cincinnati. He’s a flexible frontcourt choice who can safeguard numerous positions and penalize defenses in shift chances. With the Rockets he can have fun with fellow SEC standout Jabari Smith as a protective frontcourt. My just booking is I believe there were more skilled gamers readily available here for a group that is wanting to return to respectability. Grade: B

18. Chicago Bulls: SF Dalen Terry, Arizona

There’s a great deal of things I like about Terry. He’s flexible, does not get rattled by much and has excellent self-confidence. But this appears a bit greater than many people had him. I like that he thinks in himself. Grade: B

19. Memphis Grizzlies (from Timberwolves): PF Jake LaRavia, Wake Forest

The complicated thing here to me is the trade, where Memphis traded 22 and 29 for 19. But this is what the Grizzlies’ front workplace have actually done: They discover their person and trade approximately ensure they get him. I have LaRavia closer to 30 than 20, however the Grizzlies’ draft history has actually made trustworthiness with choices like Brandon Clarke and Desmond Bane. Grade: B

20. San Antonio Spurs (from Raptors): SF Malaki Branham, Ohio State

He was the very best readily available person on my board since he’s a wing with size who can really produce at a high level. He was taking control of video games by the end of the season. He’s got offense for days and was a leading 16 possibility. That sort of expectation-exceeding season is very excellent and he might be a take for a group that typically discovers them. Grade: A+

21. Denver Nuggets: SF Christian Braun, Kansas

Braun (noticable “Brown” for some factor) is a wing with size who can safeguard his position, dependably make jumpers and surface in shift. He’s the kind of possibility who might grow with a Nuggets group that has numerous pieces currently in location for the future. They require more on the wings, and Braun need to have the ability to contribute early. There were higher-graded potential customers readily available, however this is a strong choice. Grade: A-

22. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Jazz through Grizzlies): C Walker Kessler, Auburn

Kessler was probably the very best protective gamer in college basketball this previous season while balancing 4.6 blocks per video game for an Auburn group that invested part of the season ranked No. 1. He’s an unbelievable rim-protector with the prospective to likewise turn into a comfy boundary shooter. Grade: A+

23. Memphis Grizzlies (from 76ers): SG David Roddy, Colorado State

Getting this choice cost the Grizzlies De’Anthony Melton, however he seemed losing favor with the training personnel. Most individuals didn’t have a first-round grade on Roddy since he has an uncommon body for an NBA wing gamer. But this is what the Grizzlies do, as I stated in the LaRavia grade: They traded approximately get their person, despite the fact that he was a more knowledgeable college gamer than lots of groups desire. Grade: B

24. Milwaukee Bucks: SF MarJon Beauchamp, G League

There are many people on my board who are above him, however that does not suggest this is a bad choice. He plays exceptionally tough, and with his athleticism and size, that might make him a genuine favorable aspect. He’s going to require to find out his jumper, however his ceiling exists. Grade: B

25. San Antonio Spurs (from Celtics): SG Blake Wesley, Notre Dame

Wesley wasn’t a constant gamer for the Irish, however he flashes a great deal of the important things that shooting guards require in today’s NBA. The just person readily available greater on my huge board is TyTy Washington, however Wesley has the athleticism and abilities to become something with an excellent training personnel. Grade: A-

26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Mavericks through Rockets): SF Wendell Moore, Duke

Moore showed a lot to me in his in 2015 at Duke. He got substantially much better. A repeating style tonight is that 6-5 people who can make shots are important. He can safeguard numerous positions, play numerous functions and provide excellent effort every night. Grade: B

27. Miami Heat: SF Nikola Jovic, Serbia 

Jovic has a lots of ability to support size. The shooting portions aren’t excellent, however do not let that fool you. He’s young, and he may require a bit to be impactful for a franchise like Miami. He’ll require to deal with his body, however he can dribble, pass and shoot. Grade: B

28. Golden State Warriors: PF Patrick Baldwin Jr., Milwaukee

I like this for Golden State particularly. Who are they taking this late that is going to assist them instantly? Probably no one. So they take the huge swing! Baldwin would have been a top-10 choice if we’d done this draft a year earlier. Great size, stunning shot and a beneficial danger. Grade: A

29. Houston Rockets (from Grizzlies through Timberwolves): PG TyTy Washington Jr., Kentucky

The finest possibility readily available lastly comes off. Washington showed he can play point player and off the ball, that makes him extremely flexible. This is 3 SEC gamers at various positions for the Rockets, and they match each other well. Grade: A+

30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns through Thunder)

2022 NBA Draft Second Round

Grades by Kyle Boone

31. Indiana Pacers (from Rockets through Cavaliers)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from Pistons through Spurs, Wizards and Bulls)

34. Oklahoma City Thunder

35. Los Angeles Lakers (from Pacers through Bucks and Magic)

36. Detroit Pistons (from Blazers)

37. Sacramento Kings

38. San Antonio Spurs (from Lakers through Bulls and Wizards)

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Spurs through Jazz)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards through Cavaliers)

41. New Orleans Pelicans 

42. New York Knicks

43. Los Angeles Clippers

44. Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. Portland Trail Blazers (from Nets through Pistons)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers through Pelicans and Hawks)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves 

49. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Bulls through Grizzlies, Pistons and Kings)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Nuggets through 76ers)

51. Golden State Warriors (from Raptors through 76ers)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz)

53. Boston Celtics

54. Washington Wizards (from Mavericks)

55. Golden State Warriors 

56. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Heat through Pacers)

57. Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies through Jazz)

58. Indiana Pacers (from Suns)



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