The 2022 NBA Draft is just a few hours away.
The entire basketball world is buzzing with many questions about the top prospects and in what order they’ll be selected.
Well, leave it to Adrian Wojnarowski to spoil it for all of us!
As team boards finalize today, the 1-2-3 of the NBA Draft is increasingly firm, per sources: Jabari Smith to Orlando, Chet Holmgren to Oklahoma City and Paolo Banchero to Houston.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2022
Woj took to Twitter to give us a preview of the top three picks for the draft.
“As team boards finalize today, the 1-2-3 of the NBA Draft is increasingly firm, per sources: Jabari Smith to Orlando, Chet Holmgren to Oklahoma City and Paolo Bancehro to Houston,” Wojnarowski said.
Since this is coming from him, we can rely on this information.
Of course, things can change between now and the start of the draft but it sounds like the first three picks are finalized.
The Big Three
The top three teams in this year’s draft – the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Houston Rockets – are picking from one of the better rookie classes we’ve seen in some time.
They all need the help.
Each of those teams struggled to make an impact in the season.
In fact, none of them even reached the postseason this year.
Additionally, each team is very young and has a core of up-and-coming talent.
With these new rookies, they’ll all become even younger.
It remains to be seen which team will have a turnaround first.
For a while, it looked like the Rockets would be the squad to have some success but then they fell apart in the second half of the season.
Perhaps the Thunder will spring to life with their new rookie.
Or maybe the Magic will finally come back to life.
No matter what, each of these teams will be celebrating tonight.