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NBA Mock Draft: Magic Shake Things Up at No. 1 Overall

Anything could happen on the night of the 2022 NBA Draft.

The 2022 NBA Draft is just one day away.

While most insiders around the league believe that Jabari Smith Jr. will go first to the Orlando Magic, followed by Chet Holmgren to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Paolo Banchero to the Houston Rockets, anything could happen on Thursday night.

If the Magic do throw a curveball with the No. 1 overall pick, the rest of the night could also be very unexpected as dominos fall in different ways. This could drastically change Oklahoma City's plans.

One example of this is a mock draft that Zach Harper of The Athletic recently put out. 

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How would these lottery teams look if the 2022 NBA Draft unfolded this way? The Thunder have two picks in the top 12, meaning there's quite a few directions they could go.

Chet Holmgren, 2022 NBA Draft
Jabari Smith Jr., 2022 NBA Draft
Paolo Banchero
Keegan Murray, 2022 NBA Draft
Bennedict Mathurin, 2022 NBA Draft
Shaedon Sharpe, 2022 NBA Draft
Dyson Daniels, 2022 NBA Draft
Ochai Agbaji, 2022 NBA Draft
Jaden Ivey, 2022 NBA Draft
A.J. Griffin, 2022 NBA Draft
Jalen Duren, 2022 NBA Draft
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Mark Williams, 2022 NBA Draft
Jaden Ivey, Johnny Davis, 2022 NBA Draft

 

Smith Jr. and Ousmane Dieng would certainly give Oklahoma City two swings at their wings of the future. Both have tremendous upside and incredible length.


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