The week of the NBA draft kicks off: information, schedules and calendar

The franchises will choose the new talents of the American league this Thursday, June 23, early Friday from 02:00 in Spain

Jabari Smith points to the number one of the Orlando Magic, with most pools placing Chet Holmgren at two and Paolo Banchero at three

Jabari Smith, interior of Auburn, is the main candidate to take number one in the 2022 draft

Butch Dill / AP

NBA draft week kicks off, which is celebrated at dawn from Thursday to Friday in Spain from 02:00 peninsular hours. The event to choose the talents of the future in the American league can be seen by #Let’s go Movistar+. The Orlando Magic, franchise with the number one pick, will likely opt for Jabari Smithfrom Auburn University, to lead the freshman class of 2022.

In a year filled with inside players and a notable lack of playmakers, Smith and Chet Holmgren the first two places are shared and Paolo Banchero among the Top 3. Among the international talents of reference we find the French Ousmane Diengoprojected for the first round, and the Serbian Nikola Jovic. The great unknown will be to see where Shaedon Sharpe falls, a physical and offensive wonder who did not play a game with Kentucky this season.

Pick order in the 2022 draft

Team and most likely choice


Orlando Magic – Jabari Smith (Auburn)


OKC Thunder – Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga)


Houston Rockets – Paolo Banchero (Duke)


Sacramento Kings – Jaden Ivey (Purdue)


Detroit Pistons – Keegan Murray (Iowa)


Indiana Pacers – Shaedon Sharpe (Kentucky)


Portland Trail Blazers – Dyson Daniels (Ignite)


NO Pelicans- Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona)


San Antonio Spurs – AJ Griffin (Duke)


Washington Wizards -Johnny Davis (Wisconsin)


Potential picks for each franchise are based on a scale of predictions from ESPN, The Athletic, Bleacher Report, The Ringer, Sports Illustrated,, CBS Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo, Basketball News and USA TODAY

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