2022 NBA Draft order following Dallas Mavericks trade for Christian Wood

2022 NBA Draft, Dallas Mavericks
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The 2022 NBA Draft takes place on June 23, and it will be a cannot miss event for all NBA fans. The Orlando Magic have the top selection and are rumored to be choosing between Jabari Smith and Chet Holmgren. It feels like Paolo Banchero will round out the top three with plenty of drama about what Sacramento does at four.

The Dallas Mavericks shook up the order on June 15 as they traded four players and the 26th overall pick to Houston to acquire Christian Wood. The Rockets now have three first-round picks, and the Mavs do not own a selection in the 2022 draft as they traded their second-round pick to Washington at the deadline.

How did the two offseason trades shake up the draft order? Fans can see all 58 picks below.

2022 NBA Draft order: First round

1. Orlando Magic

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

3. Houston Rockets

4. Sacramento Kings

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Indiana Pacers

7. Portland Trail Blazers

8. New Orleans Pelicans (via Los Angeles Lakers)

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Washington Wizards

11. New York Knicks

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via LA Clippers)

13. Charlotte Hornets

14. Cleveland Cavaliers

15. Charlotte Hornets (via New Orleans Pelicans)

16. Atlanta Hawks

17. Houston Rockets (via Brooklyn Nets)

18. Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (via Utah Jazz)

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (via Boston Celtics)

26. Houston Rockets (via Dallas Mavericks)

27. Miami Heat

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Denver Nuggets (via Phoenix Suns)

2022 NBA Draft order: Second round

31. Indiana Pacers (via Houston Rockets)

32. Orlando Magic

33. Toronto Raptors (via Detroit Pistons)

34. Oklahoma City Thunder

35. Orlando Magic (via Indiana Pacers)

36. Portland Trail Blazers

37. Sacramento Kings

38. San Antonio Spurs (via Los Angeles Lakers)

39. Cleveland Cavaliers (via San Antonio Spurs)

40. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Washington Wizards)

41. New Orleans Pelicans

42. New York Knicks

43. LA Clippers

44. Atlanta Hawks

45. Charlotte Hornets

46. Detroit Pistons (via Brooklyn Nets)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (via Cleveland Cavaliers)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

49. Sacramento Kings (via Chicago Bulls)

50. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Denver Nuggets)

51. Golden State Warriors (via Toronto Raptors)

52. New Orleans Pelicans (via Utah Jazz)

53. Boston Celtics

54. Washington Wizards (via Dallas Mavericks)

55. Golden State Warriors

56. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Miami Heat)

57. Portland Trail Blazers (via Memphis Grizzlies)

58. Indiana Pacers (via Phoenix Suns)

The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat were forced to forfeit their second-round picks because of tampering violations, which leaves just 58 selections in Thursday’s draft.

Fans should not expect the Dallas Mavericks to make a selection. They could buy a second-round pick, but that is unlikely given their roster situation and impending luxury tax bill.

General manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison will be working the phones on draft night, and the Mavs will technically make the 26th pick because they are unable to trade it until after draft night because of the Stepien Rule. Fans should tune in for the league-altering evening and enjoy the show.

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