2022 NBA Draft: Latest on the Most Promising and VIP Lottery Teams | Bleach report

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    The 2022 NBA draft is just days away, which means teams are debating, rumors are spreading, and information is being traded.

    There is still a lot of discussion about who the Orlando Magic will pick at overall number 1. There are also new questions about Chet Holmgren.

    Trades are also being discussed, starting with the #4 Sacramento Kings.

    It’s unusual to hear anything specific before the draft week, so there will be more gossip in the next few days.

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    After the lottery, rival teams largely predicted that the Orlando Magic would favor No. 1 Jabari Smith. However, last week we heard that the Magic were doing their homework on Chet Holmgren. The idea that Orlando was considering him gained momentum.

    Smith also worked with the Oklahoma City Thunder and spent several days with them. This suggests that Magic did not give him any guarantee that he would be selected first.

    Smith also trained in Orlando.

    There have also been questions about Holmgren’s readiness to undergo NBA medical and heart testing. It’s not clear if he schedules or only for certain teams, but the idea that he’s trying to direct his path to (or away from) certain teams exists.

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    Teams don’t expect Benedict Maturin to beat the No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans. Most people in the league think he’ll be off the board by then at the latest.

    Strong and explosive, at 6ft 6in (in shoes) and with a great shot, Maturin seems to be looking great in training. Dyson Daniels.

    The Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and Portland Trail Blazers could consider Maturin as a 2/3 candidate. His range looks like Nos. 4-7.

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    With Keegan Murray, Dyson Daniels and Benedict Maturin seemingly locked in the top eight, AJ Griffin is believed to be vulnerable to slipping.

    Although Schaedon Sharp hasn’t played a minute in Kentucky, most feel he offers too many advantages for teams to make it past the No. 6-10 range.

    Meanwhile, not everyone bought into the fact that Griffin offers more than shooting. In 39 games for Duke, he made 38 assists, 20 steals and 53 free throw attempts. This raised questions about his lack of shooting and heavier legs to create, carry or defend.

    While we haven’t heard word of Griffin’s medical staff being alarmed, his trauma history in high school widely known. Griffin will be on the board when it seems possible to pick the New York Knicks at number 11.

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    Usman Dieng is considered by some to be attracting the attention of lottery teams and even some of them are in the top 10.

    It is seen as a high-risk, high-reward choice, so believers can see enticing upside potential in a range where most potential customers are role players.

    Dieng’s idea of ​​a 6-foot-9 striker with defensive skills has always been more compelling than his game. optimism about its development.

    It looks like the earliest Dieng can leave is the No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans or the No. 9 San Antonio Spurs.

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    The teams expect the Sacramento Kings to discuss trades until they are in fourth place.

    At this stage, the price for the 4th pick is considered high, although this usually happens a few days before the draft. This price is likely to come down as we get closer to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    While Jaden Ivey is widely considered the fourth best player in the draft, teams are also saying that you should never expect anything when it comes to Sacramento. Schaedon Sharp is considered a sleeper option if the Kings stay put, though Keegan Murray is also presumed to be worth considering.

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    – The opposing teams still think Jaden Ivey is the number two for the Oklahoma City Thunder, especially if Jabari Smith goes first. Despite Holmgren being considered first place, scouts still seem to share nerves over his body and limited creativity for the top pick. No one hesitates when it comes to Ivy. He’s not a perfect fit for an OKC team that already has Shai Gilgeus-Alexander and Josh Giddy on, so believing he’s a second-place option may have more to do with some distrust of Holmgren.

    – Jake LaRavia has been invited to retrain again. The assumption is that it goes somewhere in the 20s. The general consensus is that he is a highly skilled, intelligent forward whose versatility meets the demands of today’s NBA.

    – Andrew Nembhard could make his way into the 20s after defeating teams during the NBA unification. Although it was only one fight, he easily dominated the second round with more freedom than Gonzaga.

    – By all accounts, Johnny Davis is 10th overall in the draft. Most expect the Washington Wizards to take him if he stays on the board and there isn’t another surprise hit.

    – Scouts expect draft teams between the ages of 20 and 20 to submit their picks. Next year’s draft is expected to be one of the best in recent memory, so some non-lottery teams could forfeit their 2022 picks entirely if they can add another first round player next year.

    – There is speculation that Dalene Terry will be selected in the first round, and rumors about him will ease concerns about his number of shots during training. At 6ft 7in and with a wingspan of nearly 7ft 1in, he is a unique player given the fact that he played point guard and defended the flanks. Once the big names are off the board, uniqueness can have added value in this draft.

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