The NBA is already back! Did you miss it? The 2022 NBA draft is 8 p.m. ET Thursday, a week after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. The win gave the Warriors their fourth championship in the last eight seasons, removing all doubt as to whether they deserve to be called a dynasty.
How was that dynasty built? The NBA draft, of course. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all joined the Warriors via the draft.
For every other team, the opportunity to build their own dynasty starts tonight. Who will the Orlando Magic select to lead their franchise to the promised land?
We’re excited to find that out with you. Consider this live tracker your one-stop shop for all things related to the 2022 NBA draft. Below, we’ll provide analysis and commentary on the event in real time.
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When is the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft is Thursday, June 23.
What is the start time of the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft begins at 8 p.m. ET.
What TV channel is the 2022 NBA draft on?
The NBA draft’s first round will be televised on ABC and ESPN. The second round will be on ESPN.
Where is the 2022 NBA draft?
The NBA draft will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the league’s Brooklyn Nets play. This is the ninth straight year the draft will be held at Barclays Center.
Who has the first pick in the 2022 NBA draft?
The Orlando Magic hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft after winning the draft lottery in May. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings round out the top four based on the lottery.
What is the full order of picks in the 2022 NBA draft?
The current order is:
2. Oklahoma City
8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. San Antonio
11. New York
12. Oklahoma City (from Los Angeles Clippers)
15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)
17. Houston (from Brooklyn)
20. San Antonio (from Toronto)
22. Memphis (from Utah)
25. San Antonio (from Boston)
28. Golden State
30. Denver (from Oklahoma City via Phoenix )
31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland)
33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)
34. Oklahoma City
35. Orlando (from Indiana via Milwaukee)
38. San Antonio (from Los Angeles Lakers via Chicago and Washington)
39. Cleveland (from San Antonio via Utah)
40. Minnesota (from Washington via Cleveland)
41. New Orleans
42. New York
43. L.A. Clippers
46. Detroit (from Brooklyn)
47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta)
49. Sacramento (from Chicago via Memphis and Detroit)
50. Minnesota (from Denver via Philadelphia)
51. Golden State (from Toronto via Philadelphia)
52. New Orleans (from Utah)
— Milwaukee (forfeited)
— Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; forfeited by Miami)
54. Washington (from Dallas)
55. Golden State
56. Cleveland (from Miami via Indiana)
57. Portland (from Memphis via Utah)
58. Indiana (from Phoenix)
Which top prospects will attend the 2022 NBA draft?
This is the current list of invitees to the green room at Barclays Center for the NBA draft, listed in alphabetical order.
Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas
Paolo Banchero, F, Duke
Malaki Branham, F, Ohio State
Dyson Daniels, G, G League Ignite
Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin
Ousmane Dieng, F, NZ Breakers
Jalen Duren, C, Memphis
AJ Griffin, F, Duke
Chet Holmgren, C, Gonzaga
Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue
Bennedict Mathurin, G, Arizona
Keegan Murray, F, Iowa
Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky
Jabari Smith Jr., F, Auburn
Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor
Mark Williams, C, Duke
How does the NBA draft work?
The NBA draft lottery was held in May to determine the order of the top 14 picks in this year’s draft. The Orlando Magic earned the right to select the No. 1 overall pick. Once the Ping Pong balls determine the top-four order, the Nos. 5-30 picks are determined by regular season finish.
How many rounds are in the NBA draft?
There are two rounds in the NBA draft, and both will be held on June 23.
How many picks are in the NBA draft?
In 2022, there will be 58 selections in the NBA draft instead of the customary 60 (30 in each round). The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks each lost a second-round pick due to violating league rules.