If you want be selected by a team in the NBA Draft, you want to be in the NBA green room.
The green room is a staging area where the biggest prospective players sit with their families, waiting for their names to be called by teams.
If a young player is invited to the green room then their chances of landing in the first part of the draft are very, very high.
This year will be no different and now we know which players will be sitting pretty in the green room this year.
Confirmed NBA draft green room invites thus far, per sources:
Five more invites will go out next week.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 9, 2022
It is being reported that the soon-to-be stars sitting in the green room will be Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, and Keegan Murray.
As well, Shaedon Sharpe, Dyson Daniels, Ben Mathurin, and AJ Griffin will also appear.
But that’s not all because five more invitations to the green room will be sent out next week.
We know these guys will all find a home in the league – now we just have to find out where they go.
Looking For The Magic
The Orlando Magic are the top dogs in this year’s draft and will have the first pick.
They will be followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, and Detroit Pistons.
It’s not exactly clear which way the Magic will go.
Holmgren, Smith, and Banchero are thought of as the top draft prospects right now.
But there is still a lot of planning, maneuvering, and behind-the-scenes deal-making that has to occur before Orlando settles on their choice.
Time is running out for Orlando and the rest of the team to make up their minds: the NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 23.