The Ringer's 2022 NBA Draft Guide

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Welcome to The Ringer's 2022 NBA Draft Guide. From now through draft night on June 23, this will be the hub for everything you need to know. For the sixth year in a row, we’re featuring Kevin O’Connor’s Big Board, in which he extensively breaks down each of the top prospects' strengths, weaknesses, and closest NBA comparisons. We’re launching with 30 scouting reports and will be adding more as the big event approaches. In addition, we’ll be rolling out mock drafts with buzz and insight from around the league, plus a team needs section analyzing the biggest offseason decisions facing each team. 

If you're curious about any aspect of this class, we have it covered. Who will define this draft? Which players could surge into the lottery? And how could this year's draft impact the future of the league? Find out by returning here often.


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Mock Draft By Kevin O'Connor

You’re reading Kevin O’Connor’s mock draft, his forecast for how the first 30 picks could unfold on June 23. With the lottery order now set, Kevin gives his first impressions on how the top of the draft could play out. This mock focuses primarily on team needs and best fit. Who should your squad take? Find out below.