When to choose the Celtics, top prospects, and more


Greeley Tribune only has one pick in this year’s draft.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver will announce the first round of selections in the draft. AP Photo/Corey Sipkin

As soon as one season ends, a new one begins.

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday night, a week after the 2022 NBA Finals ends. The Orlando Magic won the draft lottery in May and will top Thursday’s draft while the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets hold the No. 2 and 3 picks, respectively. The Sacramento Kings (No. 4) and Detroit Pistons (No. 5) round out the top five.

It is not expected to be a busy draft night for the Celtics at present. He traded his first-round pick for a second straight year, transferring his 2022 first-round pick to Spurs as part of the deal to get guard Derrick White. Last year, he traded his first-round pick (16 overall) for Al Horford with Kemba Walker for the Thunder.

Greeley Tribune is still in the second round in the 2022 NBA Draft. It has control of its first-round pick in each of the next five drafts and three former first-round picks are still on rookie contracts (Grant Williams, Aaron Nesmith, and Peyton Pritchard), among other assets, if it so desires. If he has at his disposal to trade back in the first round.

In each of the last two drafts, the Celtics have selected an overseas player along with their second-round picks (Yam Madar and Juhan Begarin) until they are convinced they are ready for the NBA. Greeley Tribune could do it again this season as it currently has 12 players under contract for next season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 NBA Draft.

the basics

When: Thursday, June 23

Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Time: at 8 o’clock

TV: ESPN, ABC (First round only)

draft: The first round consists of two rounds, 30 picks. Unlike most years, the second round would only have 28 picks as both the Bucks and the Heat lost their second round picks due to tampering violations. There are five minutes per pick in the first round and two minutes per pick in the second round.

When to Choose the Celtics

The Celtics only have one pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, and it draws near its end. Greeley Tribune’s lone pick is the number 53 overall pick, the sixth-to-last pick in Thursday’s draft.

complete draft order

First Round:

1. Orlando
2. Oklahoma City
3. Houston
4. Sacramento
5. Detroit
6. Indiana
7. Portland
8. New Orleans (from the Los Angeles Lakers)
9. San Antonio
10. Washington
11. New York
12. Oklahoma City (from the LA Clippers)
13. Charlotte
14. Cleveland
15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)
16. Atlanta
17. Houston (from Brooklyn)
18. Chicago
19. Minnesota
20. San Antonio (from Toronto)
21. Denver
22. Memphis (from Utah)
23. Philadelphia
24. Milwaukee
25. San Antonio (from Greeley Tribune)
26. Dallas
27. Miami
28. Golden State
29. Memphis
30. Oklahoma City (from Phoenix)

Second step:

31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland)
32. Orlando
33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)
34. Oklahoma City
35. Orlando (via Indiana to Milwaukee)
36. Portland
37. Sacramento
38. San Antonio (from the Los Angeles Lakers via Chicago and Washington)
39. Cleveland (San Antonio via Utah)
40. Minnesota (Washington via Cleveland)
41. New Orleans
42. New York
43. La Clippers
44. Atlanta
45. Charlotte
46. ​​Detroit (from Brooklyn)
47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta)
48. Minnesota
49. Sacramento (Chicago via Memphis and Detroit)
50. Minnesota (from Denver via Philadelphia)
51. The Golden State (Toronto via Philadelphia)
52. New Orleans (from Utah)
53. Greeley Tribune
– Milwaukee (confiscated)
— Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; seized by Miami)
54. Washington (from Dallas)
55. Golden State
56. Cleveland (via Miami to Indiana)
57. Portland (from Memphis via Utah)
58. Indiana (from Phoenix)

top prospects

Jabari Smith Jr., F

age: 19 height: 6 foot 10 weight: 220 pounds

The Auburn product is seen as one of the top three possibilities due to its combination of size and shot-making. As a freshman, Smith scored 16.9 points per game, making 42 percent of his 3-pointers on 5.5 attempts per game. He added 7.4 rebounds per game, earning him second team All-American honors.

Chet Holmgren, Ca

age: 20 height: 7-feet weight: 195 pounds

Holmgren is also a contender for the first selection of the draft. In his lone season at Gonzaga, he scored 14.1 points and had 9.9 rebounds per game. There are questions as to whether Holmgren can hang out with the NBA bigs because of his slim frame, but he won his conference defensive player of the year award and showed off shot-making ability, making him an attractive prospect. .

Paolo Banchero, Fu

age: 19 height: 6 foot 10 weight: 250 pounds

Banchero is viewed by most scouts as one of the three top prospects in the draft. As a freshman, he helped Duke reach the last four, scoring a team-high 17.2 points per game. Banchero has said he has modeled his game after Celtics star Jason Tatum, another Duke product.

Jaden Ivey, G

age: 20 height: 6 foot 4 weight: 195 pounds

Purdue Guard is arguably the most likely electrician in the draft. Ivey threw several exciting dunks this past season, helping him to 17.3 points per game. He has also shown perimeter shooting ability and has provided 3.1 assists per game last season.

Keegan Murray, F.

age: 21 height: 6 foot 8 weight: 225 pounds

Murray was one of the nation’s top scorers in Iowa last year, scoring 23.5 points per game. He had a tremendous growth as a prospect after he was not ranked as a recruit out of high school. Murray will turn 22 in August, making his age relatively long.

Benedict Mathurin, g/f

age: 20 height: 6 foot 6 weight: 210 pounds

Mathurin was a major reason for Arizona’s return in 2021-22. He scored 17.3 points per game on 45 percent shooting from the field and 36.9 percent from 3-point range, earning him Pac-12 Player of the Year honors.

Shadown Sharp, G

age: 19 height: 6 foot-5 weight: 198 pounds

Sharpe is arguably the most interesting prospect in the draft, if only because he didn’t play last season. Sharp committed and signed to play with Kentucky, but both sides mutually agreed that he would not play this past season. Despite not playing a minute with the Wildcats, Sharp declared for the draft.

Dyson Daniels, g/f

age: 19 height: 6 foot-9 weight: 200 pounds

Daniels is the top non-NCAA prospect in this year’s draft. While playing with Ignite, the development team affiliated with the NBA’s G League, Daniels scored 11.3 points, scored 6.2 rebounds, and provided 4.4 assists per game.

AJ Griffin, F

age: 18 height: 6 foot 6 weight: 222 pounds

Griffin, who plays with Banchero at Duke, is one of the top 3-point shooting prospects in this year’s draft. He made 44.7 percent of his 3-pointers last season, helping him to 10.4 points per game as a freshman.

Johnny Davis, G

age: 20 height: 6 foot-5 weight: 194 pounds

Davis had a strong all-around season in Wisconsin in 2021-22. He scored 19.7 points and scored 8.2 rebounds per game, earning him Big 10 Player of the Year honors and a first-team All-American spot.

latest draft rumors

  • Uncertainty still remains as to who Magic will take with the No. 1 pick. Smith is currently the favorite (The odds of -175 on DraftKings Sportsbook) while Holmgren and Banchero are projected to move to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
  • There have been several reports since the draft lottery that the Kings are looking to move the No. 4 pick to add a talented veteran. However, Sacramento is “becoming an increasingly comfortable drafting at No. 4,” the Athletics shams Charnia. reported on Monday,
  • With Smith, Holmgren and Banchero expected to be the top three picks in some order, many draft analysts believe that the draft unofficially begins with the No. While Ivey is seen as the fourth-best prospect of a consensus in the draft, he told reporters on Monday that he has yet to be contacted by the Kings.
  • The Knicks, Pistons, Pacers, Wizards, and others looking to move up to the No. 4 pick, According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski,

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