Follow 2022 NBA Draft live: Blazers take Jabari Walker at 57
Portland "drafts" at No. 36
Portland took Gabriele Procida from Italy with the No. 36 pick, but not really. The selection is heading to Detroit as part of the package for Jerami Grant. The Blazers also received the No. 46 pick from Detroit, so the actually choice is coming up soon.
Instead, Portland traded the No. 46 spot to Denver for a 2024 second round pick, according to Denver Post reporter Mike Singer. Ismael Kamagate was the selection.
First round complete
Oklahoma City, with the No. 30 pick reportedly heading to Denver, take Peyton Watson to close out the first round.
Portland GM Joe Cronin is set to talk to the media following the completion of the draft. No. 7 pick Shaedon Sharpe will wear No. 17 for the Blazers.
First round trades keep coming
Minnesota's pick at No. 19 is reportedly heading to Memphis, which was Jake LaRavia from Wake Forest. Minnesota gets picks No. 22 and 29 in return.
Philadelphia is trading its No. 23 pick David Roddy from Colorado State to Memphis along with Danny Green. In return, the Grizzlies send DeAnthony Melton to the 76ers.
Kemba Walker, heading to Detroit, is reportedly set to have his contract bought out and become a free agent.
Lottery picks all taken
No. 8 was Dyson Daniels out of the NBA G League Ignite to New Orleans. San Antonio took Jeremy Sochan out of Baylor next with Wisconsin's Johnny Davis going No. 10 to Washington.
Filling out the lottery picks were No. 11 Ousmane Dieng (reportedly heading to OKC), Jalen Williams from Santa Clara at No. 12 to OKC, Jalen Duren from Memphis at No. 13 to Charlotte (reportedly heading to Detroit) and No. 14 was Ochai Agbaji from Kansas to Cleveland.
Two trades on the way
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that New York is sending the No. 11 pick to Oklahoma City, which the Knicks took Ousmane Dieng out of New Zealand with.
Woj also reported that Detroit is sending the 2025 Milwaukee first round pick that it received from Portland in the trade for Jerami Grant, to Charlotte. Detroit is also getting Jalen Duren technically from the Knicks as New York traded with Charlotte first for the Memphis big man, and is also sending guard Kemba Walker to Detroit in the deal.
Portland takes Sharpe at No. 7
Portland has been rumored to be shopping the No. 7 pick, and still can, but the Blazers went with Kentucky guard/forward Shaedon Sharpe. The 6-foot-6 player didn't play last year at Kentucky after he reclassified in high school to join the Wildcats in January. However, he never saw the court and came into the draft as a big question mark with all of his significant tape coming at the high school level.
Top three go somewhat as expected
Orlando pulled a fast one on the league and selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick. The Magic were reported to be deciding between Jabari Smith Jr. and Chet Holmgren.
Oklahoma City still got their guy in Gonzaga's 7-foot forward Holmgren. The Thunder have eyed him throughout the offseason in need of a center-forward spot.
That left Auburn forward Smith Jr. who quickly went No. 3 to Houston to pair with last year's pick of guard Jalen Green.
Sacramento kept the expected picks coming, going with Iowa forward Keegan Murray at No. 4. The Kings have been linked to potential trades of the No. 4 pick however, so Murray could be on the move but seems unlikely.
The best guard in the draft in Purdue's Jaden Ivey went No. 5 to the Detroit Pistons, who traded forward Jerami Grant on Wednesday to Portland with four Portland picks going east.
Bennedict Mathurin went No. 6 to Indiana, setting up Portland with the No. 7 pick.
1. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero, Duke
2. Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
3. Houston Rockets: Jabari Smith Jr., Auburn
4. Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray, Iowa
5. Detroit Pistons: Jaden Ivey, Purdue
6. Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona
7. Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky
8. New Orleans Pelicans (via LA Lakers): Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite
9. San Antonio Spurs: Jeremy Sochan, Baylor
10. Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis, Wisconsin
11. New York Knicks: Ousmane Dieng, NZ Breakers (Reportedly traded to OKC)
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via LA Clippers): Jalen Williams, Santa Clara
13. Charlotte Hornets: Jalen Duren, Memphis (reportedly going to Detroit)
14. Cleveland Cavaliers: Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
15. Charlotte Hornets (via New Orleans): Mark Williams, Duke
16. Atlanta Hawks: AJ Griffin, Duke
17. Houston Rockets (via Brooklyn): Tari Eason, LSU
18. Chicago Bulls: Dalen Terry, Arizona
19. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jake LaRavia, Wake Forest (reportedly going to Memphis)
20. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto): Malaki Branham, Ohio State
21. Denver Nuggets: Christian Braun, Kansas
22. Memphis Grizzlies (via Utah): Walker Kessler, Auburn (reportedly going to Minnesota)
23. Philadelphia 76ers: David Roddy, Colorado State (reportedly going to Memphis)
24. Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite
25. San Antonio Spurs (via Boston): Blake Wesley, Notre Dame
26. Dallas Mavericks: Wendell Moore Jr., Duke (reportedly going to Minnesota)
27. Miami Heat: Nikola Jovic, Serbia
28. Golden State Warriors: Patrick Baldwin Jr., Milwaukee
29. Memphis Grizzlies: TyTy Washington, Kentucky (reportedly going to Houston)
30. Denver Nuggets (via Phoenix): Peyton Watson, UCLA
31. Indiana (via Houston): Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga
32. Orlando: Caleb Houstan, Michigan
33. Toronto (via Detroit): Christian Koloko, Arizona
34. Oklahoma City: Jaylin Williams, Arkansas
35. Orlando (via Indiana): Max Christie, Michigan State (reportedly going to LA Lakers)
36. Portland: Gabriele Procida, Italy (reportedly going to Detroit)
37. Sacramento: Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite (reportedly going to Dallas)
38. San Antonio (via LA Lakers): Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee (reportedly going to Memphis)
39. Cleveland (via San Antonio): Khalifa Diop, Senegal
40. Minnesota (via Washington): Bryce McGowens, Nebraska (reportedly going to Charlotte)
41. New Orleans: EJ Liddell, Ohio State
42. New York: Trevor Keels, Duke
43. LA Clippers: Moussa Diabate, Michigan
44. Atlanta: Ryan Rollins, Toledo (reportedly going to Golden State)
45. Charlotte: Josh Minott, Memphis
46. Detroit (via Brooklyn): Ismael Kamagate, Paris (reportedly going to Denver from Portland)
47. Memphis (via Cleveland): Vince Williams Jr., VCU
48. Minnesota: Kendall Brown, Baylor (reportedly going to Indiana)
49. Sacramento (via Chicago): Isaiah Mobley, USC (reportedly going to Cleveland)
50. Minnesota (via Denver): Matteo Spagnolo, Cremona
51. Golden State (via Toronto): Tyrese Martin, UConn
52. New Orleans (via Utah): Karlo Matkovic, Mega Mozzart
53. Boston: JD Davidson, Alabama
54. Washington (via Dallas): Yannick Nzosa, Unicaja Malaga
55. Golden State: Gui Santos, Minas
56. Cleveland (via Miami): Luke Travers, Perth
57. Portland (via Memphis): Jabari Walker, Colorado
58. Indiana (via Phoenix)
When: TV coverage begins at 4:30 p.m., draft begins at 5 p.m.
Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
Where to watch: ABC (first round) and ESPN (whole draft)
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