2022 NBA Draft live updates, results: Tracker, order, grades, trades as Magic take Paolo Banchero at No. 1

There usually aren’t too many surprises in the NBA Draft in this day and age, but Thursday night started out with a major one as the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick. For weeks, the expectation had been that they would take Jabari Smith out of Auburn, and it’s still unclear if that was all an elaborate smokescreen or they changed their mind at the last minute.

The Magic reportedly never hosted Banchero for a formal workout or interview in Orlando, which suggests it could be the latter.

In any case, the Oklahoma City Thunder then took big man Chet Holmgren out of Gonzaga as expected, while the Houston Rockets went with Smith to round out the top-three. The Rockets had likely been planning on Banchero, but Smith should still fit in nicely as a sharp-shooting forward to pair with Jalen Green.

Of course, no draft could be complete without the Sacramento Kings doing something out of the box, and they took Keegan Murray with the No. 4 overall pick despite almost all prognostications suggesting that Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was the clear fourth-best player. Perhaps they truly believe in Murray, or perhaps they were wary of taking a guard with their first pick for the third straight year.

It’s a busy night around the NBA, and we’ll have you covered with all the action right here. Here’s how to watch Thursday night’s NBA Draft

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2022 NBA Draft order

Round 1 Selection Round 2 Selection
1. Magic

Paolo Banchero | PF | duke

31. Pacers
2. Thunder

Chet Holmgren | C | gonzaga

32. Magic
3. Rockets

Jabari Smith | PF | auburn

33. Raptors
4. Kings

Keegan Murray | PF | Iowa

34. Thunder
5. Pistons

Jaden Ivey | SG | Purdue

35. Lakers*
6. Pacers

Benedict Mathurin | SG | Arizona

36. Trail Blazers
7. Trail Blazers

Shaedon Sharpe | SG | Kentucky

37. Kings
8. Pelicans

Dyson Daniels | SG | G League Ignite

38. Spurs
9. Spurs

Jeremy Sochan | PF | Baylor

39. Cavaliers
10. Wizards

Johnny Davis | SF | Wisconsin

40. Timberwolves
11. Knicks* Ousmane Dieng | SF | France 41. Pelicans
12. Thunder Jalen Williams | SG | Santa Clara 42. Knicks
13. Hornets* Jalen Duren | C | Memphis 43. Clippers
14. Cavaliers Ochai Agbaji | SG | Kansas 44. Hawks
15. Hornets Mark Williams | C | duke 45. Hornets
16. Hawks AJ Griffin | SF | duke 46. ​​Pistons
17. Rockets Tari Eason | PF | LSU 47. Grizzlies
18. Bulls Dalen Terry | SF | Arizona 48. Timberwolves
19. Timber Wolves* Jake LaRavia | PF | Wake Forest 49. Cavaliers*
20. Spurs Malaki Branham | SF | Ohio St. 50. Timberwolves
21. Nuggets Christian Braun | SG | Kansas 51. Warriors
22. Grizzlies* Walker Kessler | C | auburn 52. Pelicans
23. 76ers* David Roddy | SG | Colo. st. 53. Celtics
24. Bucks MarJon Beauchamp | SF | G League Ignite 54. Wizards
25. Spurs Blake Wesley | SG | Notre Dame 55. Warriors
26. Rockets 56. Cavaliers
27. Heat 57. Trail Blazers
28. Warriors 58. Pacers
29. Grizzlies*
30. Nuggets

* – reported trade

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