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2022 NBA Draft order heading into Thursday’s festivities

2022 NBA Draft, Adam Silver
2022 NBA Draft, Adam Silver / Arturo Holmes/GettyImages
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The 2022 NBA Draft is here, and there is plenty of drama and rumors circulating. Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, and Paolo Banchero figure to be the top three selections with the Kings being the wildcard at four. John Collins leads the names being mentioned on the trade market where multiple moves will be made. Fans should be gearing up for an exciting night. 

The Dallas Mavericks hold the 26th overall pick in the 2022 draft, but they traded it to Houston for Christian Wood. Dallas will make the selection before sending the rights to the Rockets. The Mavs traded their second-round pick to Washington in the Kristaps Porzingis deadline day deal. Rumors suggest that Dallas is trying to acquire a pick, but who knows if they will find a trade partner.

Who is picking where on June 23? Here is a look at all 58 selections heading into Thursday.

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. Los Angeles Lakers (via Indiana Pacers)

36. Detroit Pistons (via 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. Portland Trail Blazers (via Brooklyn Nets)

47. Memphis Grizzlies (via Cleveland Cavaliers)

48. Minnesota Timberwolves

49. Cleveland Cavaliers (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 2022 NBA Draft only has 58 selections because the Bucks and Heat had to forfeit their second-round picks after committing tampering violations.

Will the Dallas Mavericks make a pick in 2022? Who gets traded on draft night? Tune in to ESPN at 7 p.m. CT on June 23 to find out.

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