I think he is a great pre-drafting candidate, as someone who is selected well beyond when he is able to actually provide any positive value. Much like it was with Maxey, this would be a gamble on Wesleys development once in their system. Washington has found ways to add value as a low-usage ball-handler with a high assist-to-turnover ratio. / 195 lbs. Williams scores extremely high with regard to his character, comes from a strong family (his dad is a gastroenterologist, his sister is in the WNBA) and plays a focused brand of basketball. I like the fit of Daniels next to Damian Lillard. The Rockets dont have a true point guard, so he can step right in and be a go-to playmaking option. / 230 lbs. 12. When asked about potentially suiting up for San Antonio next season, the Wisconsin standout guard had this to say: Playing under coach Popovich, the most famous coach in NBA history, would be something I would really want to happen.. Former Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba is the first wide receiver taken in the 2023 NFL Draft in Mel Kiper Jr.'s Mock 2.0, which was released Tuesday. He projects as a nice 3-and-D prospect. Houston We are less than a month away from the 2022 NBA Draft, and our projections are finally starting to become more clear. Luckily for the Spurs, the talent in the 2022 NBA Draft is filled with high floor options at their positions of need. Hes not a quick twitch-athlete and struggles to explode in traffic, which are flaws that could potentially dampen his draft stock. Golden State Warriors: Orlando Robinson (Fresno State Bulldogs: Big, Junior, 7-0), 52. After performing well during his athletic testing at the NBA Draft Combine, the 6-foot-8 prospect decided to opt-out of the 5-on-5 scrimmages because he was reportedly comfortable with his projected range on draft night. There are valid concerns about some of his statistical shortcomings while in college, and its fair to raise your eyebrows about late stock risers. 5 overall, and Id be shocked if he fell out of the lottery. NBA Mock Draft 2022: Spurs get help in the frontcourt, The Spurs have waived Isaiah Roby, signed Sandro Mamukelashvili. Note: The 2022 draft will only. He would be great complement to last year's first-rounder DeVonta Smith and help the Eagles move on from disappointing 2020 first-rounder Jalen Reagor. The Cavs will reportedly host former St. Vincent-St. Marys (yes, that is where LeBron James went to high school) star Malaki Branham for a workout. Christian Koloko, Center, Arizona: Contrary to what some believe, the Spurs dont have the center spot set in stone. There is a lot to like when it comes to Christian Koloko, and he would be a fantastic selection late in the first round. Interesting fit for both. Im somebody that loves to win. In the next tier, Daniels has become the desirable star role player with a high . The 2022 Finals MVP and four-time champion annually anchors the points, threes and free throw percentage categories in fantasy basketball. 1 pick slated to hit restricted free agency, theres rumors that the Spurs have interest in him. Teaming the athletic freak of nature that is Duren and LaMelo Ball would be an exciting development for the basketball world. Ivey is a great fit. Just read this quote about Christie during his time with Team USA (via The Athletic): Always the first to show up in the gym. Hutchinson is relentless and explosive and can be downright dominant, taking over games at times with his pass rush skills. If hes here, I cant imagine the Hawks pass on him. If Ivey is off the board, this selection would be a lot more difficult. Daniels recently compared himself to Lonzo Ball, who is someone that the Pelicans desperately missed after sending him to the Bulls. The Ringers Kevin OConnor recently reported that his sources are not sold on the rumors that Orlando has made up its mind, and I still believe Holmgren fits the mold of what the Magic tend to like from prospects. The Pistons were reportedly wowed by the stellar workout from Jalen Green last season, and I think theyll be similarly enamored with Sharpe this year. Indiana That said, hes a very good passer who is excellent at reading angles and running pick-and-rolls. The Mavs add point guard depth in case Jalen Brunson leaves in free agency. With Jalen Williams, the Spurs roll the dice and hope that theyve discovered a playmaking wing. G League Ignite Most folks who I talk to who are familiar with Portlands thinking do not believe the Blazers keep this pick. These guys arent the same player, so bear with me for a second, but I think drafting Notre Dames Blake Wesley would be a similar type of pick. So, it's time for PistonPowered's NBA Mock Draft 2.0. Wed love the team to use one of these selections on a G-League player such as Marjon Beauchamp or Jaden Hardy. For good reason. . The Spurs should prioritize adding much-needed frontcourt depth, and heres how they can do that in the 2022 NBA Draft. Hes the extrovert when it comes to things like that. There also were questions about Adams' speed coming out and Burks makes up for that concern regarding him with strength, route-running and more than enough quickness. 6'6" Defensive-minded coach Lovie Smith can turn Nick Caserio's attention to revving up the pass rush away from Jonathan Bullard after addressing pass protection earlier. Less than two months remain until the 88th annual edition of the 2023 NFL draft, which kicks off on April 27 and runs until April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Keegan Murray would be a bad pick but these are the Kings, after all, so maybe he goes here. Many talent evaluators would be willing to take the gamble on the prospect, even though he didnt play a minute of college basketball. Heading into the lottery, there was about a 50% chance that the Spurs would pick ninth so this outcome is far from a surprise. Still, the 6-9 18-year-old is immensely talented and worthy of being picked in the lottery. Marcus Epps has been just OK and Anthony Harris has faded fast. Brown would make the Timberwolves more athletic and give them a player who looks best suited to thrive next to star talent. One team who would be interested in moving up to select Ivey, per reports, is the Knicks. 1 in this draft regardless of which team picks first. Smith and his elite shooting are an obvious fit if he doesnt go No. Kentucky Theyre NBA players, one scout told For The Win. 6'5" L.A. Clippers: Dereon Seabron (North Carolina State Wolfpack: Wing, Sophomore, 6-7), 44. UCLA It also provides them a starter-caliber center to replace Ayton. That is to say, rebuilding for the future or attempting to retool with an aging Gregg Popovich still manning the bench. Murray's twin brother (Keegan Murray) developed into a top-five pick at Iowa. Dick is a wing with great size who is shooting above 40% from 3-point range for one of the great programs in the sport that has a chance to win back-to-back national titles. Murray is the only college basketball player on record to make at least 60 dunks and 3-pointers in the same season. The Jets should be thrilled if Thibodeaux slips here to become the explosive cornerstone pass-rusher for coach Robert Saleh, which will remind him of having Nick Bosa powering his defense in San Francisco. They could think offensive line here, but with Pickett still available from having a big breakout season in the same city, he's the ideal deep-ball accurate pocket passer for Matt Canada, also packed with athleticism and moxie for a transitional playoff team. Pictured (L-R): Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories, France 6'4" Theres a definite chance that he ends up not being athletic enough for the NBA but Id like this gamble, especially after picking relatively sure-things in Mathurin and the other Williams. The 6-foot-10 prospect, who turned 19 years old today, is a promising dribble-pass-shoot wing who just measured with a 7-foot wingspan at the NBA Draft Combine. Our @BryanKalbrosky recently spoke with the 6-foot-11, left-handed ball handler to discuss his role at the next level.https://t.co/ZCF0gpdg4K pic.twitter.com/QqC9nnxNZz. 31. "Williams is just 64.5 without shoes, but his max vertical reach of 120.5 is ahead of vertical athletes like Aaron Gordon and John Collins as well as rim protectors like Rudy Gobert," @BryanKalbrosky on Jalen Williams. We're a little over a week away from finding out where the San Antonio Spurs will be selecting in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-8 forward out of Iowa appears as high as No. Oklahoma City Thunder Ousmane Dieng. After winning a national title, Kansas wing Ochai Agbaji is one of the only upperclassmen I have with a first-round grade in this mock draft. Virginia Guard Dejounte Murray posted his first All-Star appearance this past season with a stellar all-around performance. Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, Brandon Clarke, Xavier Tillman, etc.) Soph Should he go to the right situation, former Tennessee star wide receiver Jalin Hyatt could be an . Liddell is a win-now pick. The Bengals brought back Eli Apple to keep with top veteran corner Chidobe Awuzie and slot man Mike Hilton, but the cerebral, nice-sized and ballhawking McDuffie would be a best player available upgrade. / 195 lbs. Duke He nailed it.. / 240 lbs. Of course, these rankings will change, but here is how we see the prospects at the moment. Fr As always, I should remind you that team needs are not considered for this mock draft because while SportsLine projections are used to determine the order, the official draft order won't be set until after the lottery. Toronto Raptors: Peyton Watson (UCLA Bruins: Wing, Freshman, 6-8), 34. The Spurs arent going to enter next season with four rookies so an old fashioned draft-and-stash makes sense if the Spurs end up using all three of their first round picks. Their top priority should be adding offensive and defensive versatility, in addition to size at the three and four with players who have more modern skillsets. I agree to receive the "CBS Sports HQ Newsletter" and marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies. You talk about understanding your role? The first to ask the question in the team meetings. Holmgren, who looks massively tall even when standing next to NBA legends like David Robinson and Dirk Nowitzki, is a fascinating prospect and I think he will hear his name called with the first pick in the draft. Orlando Magic: Patrick Baldwin (Milwaukee Panthers: Wing, Freshman, 6-9), 33. With Davis off the board to potentially beef up their defensive line, the Chargers have an easy pivot to think about their interior offensive line, where right guard is a big weakness next to solid veterans Matt Feiler and Corey Linsley. He was also a standout on the AAU circuit for the PSA Cardinals, one of the top programs in NYC. Meanwhile, San Antonio finds that second star behind the aforementioned Murray to help expedite a rebuild. Im a good basketball player. Butler, however, finished in the 90th percentile on catch-and-shoot jump shots, per Synergy. Howard has been skyrocketing on draft boards since the start of the 2022-'23 season and it's understandable as he stands at 6-foot-8. Baylor Could the San Antonio Spurs target Mark Williams in the draft? Another player who helped himself during 5-on-5 scrimmages at the NBA Draft Combine was Ryan Rollins. Scouts and executives also got a chance to learn official measurements for prospects who decided to participate while in Chicago. The Grizzlies have done a fantastic job identifying draft prospects (e.g. 6'8" Im not convinced the Kings keep the pick, however, and I think they could get solid value if they want to trade for a veteran. I just try to execute that as well.. Roko Prkacin, Forward, Croatia Entered the 2021 draft, only to remove his name at the last. This makes great sense as the follow-up high first-rounder to quarterback Zach Wilson. 6'3" 2022 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Predicting all 58 picks, starting off with Chet Holmgren Bryan Kalbrosky 2/16/2022 | "Game-Changer" for Americans in Debt: 0% APR Until 2024 Ad Microsoft Get Paid. Hawkins has developed into a dynamic scorer who could help UConn compete for a trip to the Final Four. 36. Branham is an Ohio native whod give the Cavs a talented scoring option. Miller could still withdraw from the NBA draft to play for the G League Ignite. Houston I can score. / 231 lbs. Ayton, 23, is likely set to receive max contract offers on the open market. Miller is a wing with tremendous size who has shown he can play on or off the ball. The Falcons also will have quarterback in the back of their minds as well as best defensive player available, but it's hard to pass up on Wilson to give bridge option Marcus Mariota a bona fide No. The Grizzlies have such a deep roster that they could take a gamble with Miller, who is probably two years away from being two years away. The Sporting News' official mock draft below attempts to project each pick from what could be one of the more chaotic first rounds in recent draft history. In this hypothetical, San Antonio sends out the ninth pick as the centerpiece for Phoenix. Braun could be that guy. Phillips III has "a ton of confidence as a smaller-sized outside cornerback," PFF's Trevor Sikkema . If the Spurs dont draft a center in the first round, another potential draft-and-stash option is Ismael Kamagate, a 6-foot-11 center from France who is athletic and strong but is still learning how to play. At the time of writing, the Detroit Pistons are tied for the second-worst record in the league with the San Antonio Spurs, 1.5 games ahead . 1 Tre'Davious White will be coming off a torn ACL for his Age 27 season. Washington gives the Wizards a ball-handler and passer. Buford made a couple NBA trade deadline deals back in February. This mock draft represents, in my estimation, the floor for Carter in the aftermath of this major news. If they do, however, I think they would take a serious look at Baylors Jeremy Sochan. Im versatile and I know how to score from all over the court. / 192 lbs. The Spurs have made another later season addition to the roster. section: | slug: 2023-nba-mock-draft-victor-wembanyama-goes-no-1-to-spurs-in-first-projections-following-trade-deadline | sport: basketball | route: article_single.us | I caught up with Ryan Rollins, one of the top mid-major prospects in the 2022 NBA draft. With this former No. The Ravens are in a decent position to take the best defensive player available for their needs vs. an offensive lineman. Atlanta Hawks: Christian Koloko (Arizona Wildcats: Big, Junior, 7-1), 45. Johnson has gone from having great appeal as a freaky pass rusher to showing a complete game for the outside. His perimeter shot is an obvious concern but he's a top-shelf athlete who can really pass it with undeniable upside and star-potential. The San Antonio Spurs found out where they stand in the 2022 NBA Draft after the conclusion of the Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. For San Antonio, this years iteration of the NBA Draft is going to be key for the team to retool and earn a playoff spot after a three-season hiatus. The Panthers have been thinking offensive lineman for a while too but are getting to the point with the existing Sam Darnold mess and the failed Baker Mayfield dalliance that they can't ignore a top QB when given this early high-first-round opportunity. Buford made a couple NBA trade deadline deals back in February. Ridder's experience, leadership, strong arm and sometimes dazzling athleticism provides the welcome makeup for their new franchise passer to replace Jared Goff. The general consensus of the 2022 class revolves around a clear top four, with Duke's Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren, Auburn's Jabari Smith, and Purdue's Jaden Ivey taking center stage. Odds & lines subject to change. Note: The 2022 draft will only. NBA Draft; Odds; NCAA WBK . At 6-4, he has respectable size for his position and the ability to shot-create in late shot-clock situations and make jumpers from deep, which is obviously valuable in today's NBA. Just days away from the big night, reports are flying around about the number of potential . McGowens is skinny but hes tough and gets to the free throw line a ton. The 19-year-old out of Arizona has a chance of developing into a high volume scorer. Hes proven to be among the most-talented young centers in the NBA and is going to be a franchise cornerstone for another team if the Phoenix Suns dont re-sign the center. The Packers need a versatile subpackage option behind Preston Smith and Rashan Gary. He didnt have the most impressive freshman season. Overtime Elite Head coach Tom Thibodeau loves tough players and they dont come much tougher than Davis. So do you want to know what he does at the beginning of the workout? The Titans must develop some depth and starting potential around center Ben Jones and with Johnson and Smith off the board, Green is a great value pick given his strength and nastiness needed for their downhill running game. Smith has only played five games for the Razorbacks this season reportedly because of a knee issue. The Texans are holding on to Laremy Tunsil for left tackle but now they can look at Neal to dominate the right side and provide powerful bookends for Davis Mills or whoever is their starting quarterback in 2022. 6'7" Houston also has a surplus of draft picks over the next few years, and with his unique profile, I predict they take a home run swing here. By pressing sign up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the. What do we know, historically, about the number one player in high school? 20.) Based on current standings and draft lottery odds, the Houston Rockets would be guaranteed a top-five overall selection in the upcoming 2023 NBA draft. The San Antonio Spurs will host Jake LaRavia for a pre-draft workout, per source. But if he stays in, he would be the youngest (and arguably most fascinating) prospect in this class. New Orleans Pelicans: Jaylin Williams (Arkansas Razorbacks: Big, Sophomore, 6-10), 42. Davis reportedly met with the Spurs for a pre-draft workout, and if he is available when San Antonio is on the clock, its a marriage that would make a lot of sense. / 210 lbs. 1 with his smarts, route-running, quickness and hands given Calvin Ridley's suspension and Russell Gage's departure. Continuing with their international theme of the past, Serbias Nikola Jovic would also be a tremendous fit. For the Spurs, its going to be all about figuring out a vision. Beauchamp is a good fit for the modern NBA, and he projects as a potential 3-and-D wing who can potentially fill a valuable role in the pros. Duke He's the second-best college player on a legitimate national-title contender who is shooting above 40% from 3-point range and is versatile and strong enough to defend guards and centers. His bounciness will give him an edge on both ends of the floor, but there may be a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none with Liddell. What we learned from the Spurs win over the Pacers, Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan showed the Spurs future is bright against the Pacers. But the 6-6 wing has been tremendous since enrolling at Ohio State, where's averaging more than 17 points and shooting better than 47% from the field. Fr 17. 1 overall even though they got him with the third pick? Duren has a massive physical profile, and at a certain point, itll be hard to pass on him. Fr 6'8" Based on his insane athleticism and ability to just destroy the basket, Id be surprised if he went any lower than No. He likes drafting well-known college players and Agbaji is coming off of a national championship at Kansas. I expect Baldwins stock to climb as teams go back and watch his pre-college tape. April 26, 2022 Andy Quach Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Ill listen to my coaches and Im going to do whatever my coaches ask me to do.. 2022 Draft Key Dates April 13-16 - The 2022 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament April 24 - Early entry deadline May 17 - NBA Draft Lottery! The 2022 San Antonio Spurs draft includes a whopping three first-round picks after general manager R.C. 6'6" 10:32 am ET. Between the legs dunk. Nonetheless, with a haul like this, the San Antonio Spurs would simultaneously conquer numerous flaws on their roster while aiming for upside on three of their four picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. Sam Presti swings for the fences with another project with hypothetical star potential. Im a quick learner. Thats where the Spurs and their combination of veteran players and draft picks could come into play. While he did not live up to his billing as a freshman with the Crimson Tide, the talent is there. My bread and butter is the midrange, fadeaways, getting to my spot for my pull-ups, and getting to the rim.. Koloko may have picked up the game later in life, but he has improved every aspect of his game since he picked up a basketball at age 15. (Draft order is from Tankathon as of Feb. He's a natural scorer who is averaging 19.0 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 44.4% from 3-point range on 7.1 attempts per contest. 5 overall on June 23. My thoughts on @Marjon32:https://t.co/aaTDMzlmOa, Bryan Kalbrosky (@BryanKalbrosky) November 12, 2021. There are options and not everyone agrees on the top overall pick. Fr He was always, like the team would be quiet, he would be the one to say something. Week 15 is now officially in the books, which means it's time for another NFL mock draft. He still needs to improve as a shooter, but hes a high-energy guy who is going to make his mark on the game. They had the worst 3-point percentage in the NBA in 2021-22, and Smith would immediately help their spacing concerns next season. Here, there are some surprises, but the predictable picks will be made on par as they have been for m