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Who will unexpectedly rise Thursday night? Who will unexpectedly fall? Who will the Orlando Magic pick at No. 1, a potential Defensive Player of the Year candidate in Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren or a dynamic shooter in Auburn's Jabari Smith? Where will Duke's Paolo Banchero land? Will the Sacramento Kings keep their No. 4 pick or trade it to another team -- and shake things up? What last-minute trade could upend the entire draft order? You never know.

We, and you, have lots of questions. Luckily, we don't have to wait long for the answers.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2022 NBA draft, from how to watch the draft-night festivities to the full draft order; scouting reports on all the top prospects and where they may land to the latest intel, trade rumors, analysis and projections. ESPN's experts will reveal the draft's most NBA-ready prospects, as well as the players with the highest ceilings -- and highest bust factors.

All the action is set to go down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Watch on ABC, ESPN and the ESPN App.

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The NBA Draft is just a few hours away, and teams will soon be on the clock selecting what could be their franchise cornerstones of the future. As determined by the NBA Draft Lottery last month, the Orlando Magic won the right to the No. 1 pick Thursday. Following them will be the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings.

Will the Magic select Jabari Smith Jr. and make him the first No. 1 pick in Auburn history? Or will there be a draft-night surprise with Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren or Duke’s Paolo Banchero going first overall?

The Athletic is here to answer that and more ahead of what draft expert Sam Vecenie calls “as unpredictable a draft as I can remember.” With that said, let’s take a look at how our reporters see Thursday night turning out.

It was definitely a struggle to choose between Smith and Chet Holmgren, so I can almost imagine how Jeff Weltman and John Hammond feel. The Magic choose Smith here and stick with the player they’ve been tied to most since lottery night. Smith is a smooth shooter and athlete, especially for his size.

The Magic need a player who can become the No. 1 offensive option, and Smith fits that label as a super-sized perimeter threat. He’ll make for an easy fit with the rest of the roster, though that doesn’t really matter because if Smith hits his ceiling, Orlando will only have to worry about how the rest of the roster fits around him. — Mike Vorkunov

I am taking Holmgren at No. 2. The Thunder are in the second draft of their rebuild and have a lot of needs, and Holmgren fills a few of those. He is an elite rim protector and has some switchability on the perimeter. He can be the fulcrum of the Thunder defense for years to come. Offensively, he is a terror in transition, which fits the way coach Mark Daigneault wants to play.

You can also picture Holmgren as a play finisher at the rim and from 3 with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey running the offense. Holmgren is one of the bigger swings in the draft, and it will require some patience as his body matures, but this could be a big payoff for the Thunder as they look to get back on top. — Andrew Schlecht

Banchero to Houston just feels like a match made in heaven. If the Rockets taking Jalen Green last year was the engine of this rebuild, Banchero’s arrival has the potential to be the steering wheel.

Offensively, Banchero’s going to be a nightly mismatch. He’s got the size at 6-10 and is a savvy three-level scorer with a penchant for playmaking — his IQ alone raises the floor of this team overnight. Head coach Stephen Silas watched from the sidelines last season as his young team struggled with half-court execution. With Banchero in tow, perhaps his deep X’s-and-O’s bag opens up a bit more. Defensively, Banchero isn’t quite up to speed yet, but that can come with time and development.

In three years, we’re going to look at a Rockets team that features two 20-point scorers, like Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum in Boston or Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles. So, did Houston get better? Of course it did.((**LIVESTREAM-TV**))NBA Draft 2022 Live online on 24 June 2022


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