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. Below, you’ll find in-depth scouting reports of the best players in this class. In addition, we have our latest mock draft with buzz and insight from around the league, plus a team needs section that analyzes 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 draft night finally here, trade chatter is heating up, including several deals discussed inside the top five. This mock includes sourced info regarding several trade possibilities. But nothing is set in stone and all the buzz could amount to nothing, as it often does at this time of the year. Let’s get to my latest mock.