What time is the nba draft ?

By: Dheeraj Mehra

With the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero.

Instead, it was Banchero who heard his name called first. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren went No. 2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Houston Rockets took Smith with the No. 3 pick.

Our NBA Insiders break down the biggest draft-night takeaways, including which of the top-three picks will have the best rookie season.

The Rockets and Pistons began making moves days before drafting Smith and Ivey, respectively. The Rockets traded center Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for the No. 26 pick and four players on expiring contracts.

In one of the biggest moves of the night, Detroit acquired the Charlotte Hornets' No. 13 pick, Jalen Duren, in a three-way deal that also included the New York Knicks

The Philadelphia 76ers got in on the trade action, sending swingman Danny Green and the No. 23 pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard De'Anthony Melton.

The Pistons traded forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for the No. 36 pick, as well as future draft picks.

Our experts answer the biggest questions and make their bold predictions after a night in which 58 players heard their names called.

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