It’s time for NBA draft 2022 live updates, TV channel, streaming, draft order, pinnacle picks, and extra info for Thursday’s annual fascinating night in Brooklyn, New York.
The Orlando Magic own the No. 1 pick for the first time because 2004 when they drafted Dwight Howard, and the fourth time because of their inception in 1989. They also had the first pick-out in 1993 (Chris Webber; traded for Penny Hardaway) and 1992 (Shaquille O’Neal).
Auburn freshman ahead Jabari Smith Jr. Seems favored as the No. 1 select, with Gonzaga freshman ahead/middle Chet Holmgren also inside the mix.
Duke freshman forward Paolo Banchero and Purdue sophomore guard Jaden Ivey are consensuses top four prospects, with Iowa sophomore forward Keegan Murray, Arizona sophomore wing Bennedict Mathurin and Kentucky freshman guard Shandon Sharpe all contenders to move No. 5 overall to the Detroit Pistons.
Instead of the same old 60 draft picks, there are 58 this year due to the fact Chicago and Miami each forfeited second-round selections because of a violation of league policies at some stage in the unfastened organization.
The Pistons took Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham with the top choice a year ago.
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