2022 NBA Draft Live Scores: Picking analysis, full standings as Paulo Banchero leads surprise picks

The 2022 NBA draft is here, but its mysteries remain unsolved. Fake drafts were introduced, some consensus was formed and the exaggerated fan reactions really started.

Who ended up being the best among the expected top three, Paolo, Chet or Al Jabri? How would Jaden Ivey take over as chief guard if asked? Could AJ Griffin find his best form again? Can Keegan Murray score in the NBA like he did in college? What about defense?

We won’t find answers to these questions tonight, but CBS Sports NBA Draft analysts Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone are here to rank the values ​​teams derive from their choices as the night goes on. Follow here and watch NBA Draft coverage for free all night long on CBS Sports HQ here and in the video player on this page.

2022 NBA Draft First Round

Gary Parish’s grades

1. Orlando Magic: PF Paolo Banchero, Duke

Although I would have taken Chet Holmgren, I can’t say it was wrong to take Banchero. I think he will be the most impactful player since the jump and the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. This is reasonable, albeit surprising. He’s a big, strong and skilled striker who could be a great building block for Orlando. Grade: A

2. Oklahoma City ThunderBy: C. Shet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Concerns about the minor Holmgren tire are legitimate — but it’s a unique prospect with such amazing potential that it’s the right choice here. This 7-foot rim guard that can also bounce like a bouncer and make 3 pointers reliably. It has the highest ceiling in this draft, and for that reason, it shouldn’t be lower than here. Grade: A +

3. Houston RocketsBy: BF Jabari Smith, Auburn

For most of the draft process, Smith was supposed to be the #1 overall pick. And in a class with three top-ranked senior players, Smith became an easy pick when he slipped to third overall. Smith still needs to develop in many ways, but he’s already a fantastic, interchangeable defender who plays an undeniable card and fits well with Jalen Green. Grade: A +

4. Sacramento Kings: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa

I love Murray, but that’s not what I would have done. I was to take Jaden Ivey. But he made it clear that he didn’t want to be there. I don’t think that’s enough to explain not taking him, but I understand where the Kings were going with this step. Murray has been a fantastic player this season – the second best college basketball player in the country. B degree

5. Detroit Pistons: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Ivy is an explosive athlete who plays big and is able to attack the edge in many ways. Comparisons with Ja Morant don’t really add up for Ivy, but he’s a great player nonetheless. There are questions as to whether he will actually be a starting guard in the NBA, but he is now linked to Cade Cunningham, the natural distributor. Grade: A +

6. Indiana Pacers: S.G. Benedict Mathurin, Arizona

More than any other expected lottery pick, Mathurin is the one whose stock I collected more after evaluating than I would have thought during the season. You’re diving in, and what’s not to like? He’s a 6-6 winger who can do a lot of things and has all-star potential. Grade: A

7. Portland Trail Blazers: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky

This choice is fun because it seems with the Jerami Grant trade that the Blazers are trying to get better now. The Sharpe is aptly interesting from this perspective. But few players in this category have higher ceilings than him. He’s an explosive scorer of a ridiculous size for the wing and athletics, and could one day be a plus-sized defender with these tools. He probably isn’t ready to do it right away after not playing last season at Kentucky. Grade: B +

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

Daniels isn’t quite the prospect that former Ignite stars were, but he’s still a great goalkeeper of a size who can play with or without the ball. His bird, at this point, is the biggest area of ​​concern, but if the pelican manages to fall, he’ll have a high ceiling. And this swans team is pretty close to being a legitimate contender—though much of that falls to Zion Williamson. Daniels fits in well with this core as the best defender of the ocean in this draft. Grade: A +

9. San Antonio SpursSF Jeremy Suchan, Baylor

Suchan is a rare under-100 high school recruit who becomes a de facto one-stop pick for the top 20. His ability to protect multiple locations, and his potential as a shooter, are among the reasons he holds a bewildering prospect and one of the most versatile players available in this draft. The fact that Spurs are taking him says a lot; This may not be what I would have done, but it may simply mean that I am wrong. Grade: A-

10. Washington Wizards: SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Davis went from a mostly unknown conference player to a National Player of the Year nominee in his second season in Wisconsin. I don’t worry about the season-ending slip, and I think Bradley Beal could look at this as a guy who helps you win right away. Grade: A-

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

Dieng is a long-term investment, and he is not ready to help you next season. For the Knicks, that probably wasn’t true, so they traded the choice. But for Thunder, that probably makes sense. He’s a tall, skilled potential guy who fits into the Thunder Window and is the kind of player they build around. Grade: A-

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from clippers): SF Galen Williams, Santa Clara

Williams may have helped himself in the pre-draft process more than any other possibility available, in large part because he was not highlighted as a Santa Clara player. But when you watch the movie, you will find everything there. He’s a good size, he really shoots, he’s athletic enough. Grade: B +

13. Detroit Pistons (from Hornets via Knicks): C. Galen Doreen, Memphis

Surprisingly the Hornets, who need a position, traded this pick for the Knicks and then the Pistons, but what a move for them to join Ivy and their young core. Duren isn’t the kind of floor-spacing big franchise she likes these days, but he’s such a physical specimen and a great athlete that there’s likely to be a place for him in the modern NBA anyway. He has been among the top five selected 20 years ago, and has the remarkable advantage to be successful in both offensive offense and home defense. Grade: A +

14. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, KS

I love what Cleveland does. They stocked her with interesting young pieces that she can play now. Agbaji can switch and guard different players after becoming the best player in the best team in the country. I think he will be one of the top 10 players in the draft. And no, it’s not a finished product. Grade: A +

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

Charlotte needed to get out of this draft with a big guy, and they might look back and regret that they didn’t commit to two roles. But while Williams isn’t quite as high up on my plate as Doreen was, he’s really capable of defending and that’s the exact place I laughed at him all along. He’s massive and controls the paint in defense. There is still a place in the league for these types of players. Grade: A +

16. Atlanta Hawks: SF A.J. Griffin, Duke

Griffin took some time off at Duke due to a knee injury that appeared to be affecting his athletic performance. But the five-star high school recruiter, son of NBA assistant coach Adrian Griffin, eventually showed glimpses of why he’s a lottery talent—taking two places after the lottery. He may be the best shooter in the draft and now plays with the elite passers-by of Trae Young. Grade: A +

17. Houston Rockets (via Networks): PF Tari Eason, LSU

Eason was a superstar at LSU after being transferred after a first season in Cincinnati. It’s a versatile front yard option that can protect multiple locations and penalize defenses at relocation opportunities. With the Rockets, he can play with the distinguished SEC’s Jabari Smith as a defensive front court. My only reservation is that I think there were more talented players available here for a team looking to regain respect. B degree

18. Chicago Bulls: SF Dalen Terry, Arizona

There are a lot of things I love about Terry. It’s versatile, doesn’t vibrate much and has great confidence. But that sounds a little higher than most people had. I like that he believes in himself. B degree

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (from Raptors)

21. Denver Nuggets

22 – Memphis Grizzlies (from Jazz).

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (from Celtics)

26. Houston Rockets (from the Mavericks).

27. Miami Heat

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns via Thunder)

2022 NBA Draft Round Two

Kyle Boone’s grades

31. Indiana Pacers (from Rockets via Cavaliers)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (from the Pistons via the Tottenham Wizards and Bulls)

34. Oklahoma City Thunder

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

36. Detroit Pistons (from the Blazers).

37. Sacramento Kings

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

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Tottenham via Jazz).

40 – Minnesota Timberwolves (from Wizards via 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 via Pistons)

47 Memphis Grizzlies (from Cavaliers via Pelicans and Hawks)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

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

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Nuggets via 76ers)

51. Golden State Warriors (from Raptors at 76ers Road)

52 – New Orleans Pelicans (from Jazz)

53. Boston Celtics

54 – Washington Wizards (from the Mavericks)

55. Golden State Warriors

56 – Cleveland Cavaliers (from the Heat through the Pacers)

57 – Portland Trail Blazers (from Grizzlies through the Jazz)

58. Indiana Pacers (from Suns).

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