The 2022 NBA Draft will not take place until June 23, but things are just starting to heat up. The NCAA regular season begins on Nov. 9, and fans are already getting some scrimmage videos from the prospects. The G League season is officially underway, so the shake-ups are beginning. A lot will change over the next eight months before the players find their NBA teams.
Fans should be watching the games and performances closely. There will be breakout players and plenty of room for movement at the top of the draft. Chet Holmgren enters the season as the favorite to go number one overall, but as many as five players could take over that position with incredible years.
Consider this a glance at 30 players to watch this season as we go through the entire first round in this mock draft.
2022 NBA Draft mock 2.0: Who will the Dallas Mavericks select?
The Dallas Mavericks have their first-round pick in this draft, and they cannot trade it until draft night. Expect Dallas to be in the market for a floor spacing wing or secondary creator to complement superstar Luka Doncic.
The order in this mock draft is based on ESPN’s BPI Playoff odds from the morning of Nov. 6 when it was formed. The model is low on the Lakers and Celtics are slow starts, but updates daily with the latest information.
Let us dive into this look at the top 30 prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft heading into the NCAA season.