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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Big Board By Kevin O'Connor

You’re reading Kevin O'Connor’s Big Board, featuring his top 40 prospects in the 2022 NBA draft. These are O’Connor’s personal rankings, and are based on factors such as physical traits; high school, college, and G League production; and skills that seem translatable to the next level.