It’s time for NBA draft 2022 live updates, TV channel, streaming, draft order, top picks and more info for Thursday’s annual captivating night in Brooklyn, New York.
The Orlando Magic own the No. 1 pick for the first time since 2004, when they drafted Dwight Howard, and fourth time since their inception in 1989. They also had the first pick in 1993 (Chris Webber; traded for Penny Hardaway) and 1992 (Shaquille O’Neal).
Auburn freshman forward Jabari Smith Jr. looks favored as the No. 1 pick, with Gonzaga freshman forward / center Chet Holmgren also in the mix.
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Duke freshman forward Paolo Banchero and Purdue sophomore guard Jaden Ivey are consensus top four prospects, with Iowa sophomore forward Keegan Murray, Arizona sophomore wing Bennedict Mathurin and Kentucky freshman guard Shaedon Sharpe all contenders to go No. 5 overall to the Detroit Pistons.
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Instead of the usual 60 draft picks, there are 58 this year because Chicago and Miami both forfeited second-round selections due to a violation of league rules during free agency.
The Pistons took Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham with the top pick a year ago.
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2022 NBA draft
Where: Brooklyn in New York.
Hour: 8 pm
TV: ABC, ESPN.
Streaming: ESPN app, ESPN.com, ESPN +.
Pistons’ picks: 5, 36.
Lottery order: 1. Orlando. 2. Oklahoma City. 3. Houston. 4. Sacramento. 5. Detroit. 6. Indiana. 7. Portland. 8. New Orleans (from LA Lakers). 9. San Antonio. 10. Washington. 11. New York. 12. Oklahoma City (from LA Clippers). 13. Charlotte. 14. Cleveland.
Find the entire 58-pick draft order.
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