With the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic elected Duke forward Paolo Banchero and the move came as something of a surprise.
Banchero was the first to hear his name, and Gonzaga Center chat Holmgren went to No. 2 in the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Houston Rockets took Smith to No. 3.
The Sacramento Kings Iowa forward Keegan Mareke was ranked No. 4, and the Detroit Pistons picked Purdue Guard Jaden Ivey to be in the top five.
Our NBA insiders break down the biggest draft-night takeaways, with one of the top three picks having the best rookie season.
The rocket and piston started operating a few days before Smith and Ivy were drafted, respectively. Rockets Trade Center Christian Wood has the 26th pick to the Dallas Mavericks and four players whose contracts have expired.