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2022 NBA Draft: Draft Selection

Round 1:
1. Paolo Banchero - Orlando Magic (F - Duke, 6'10", 250 lbs)
2. Chet Holmgren - Oklahoma City Thunder (C - Gonzaga, 7'0", 195 lbs)
3. Jabari Smith - Houston Rockets (F - Auburn, 6'10", 220 lbs)
4. Keegan Murray - Sacramento Kings (F - Iowa, 6'8", 225 lbs)
5. Jaden Ivey - Detroit Pistons (G, Purdue, 6'4", 195 lbs)
6. Bennedict Mathurin - Indiana Pacers (F, Arizona, 6'6", 205 lbs)
7. Shaedon Sharpe - Portland Trail Blazers (G, Kentucky, 6'5", 198 lbs)
8. Dyson Daniels - New Orleans Pelicans (G, G League, 6'7", 195 lbs)
9. Jeremy Sochan - San Antonio Spurs (F, Baylor, 6'9", 230 lbs)
10. Johnny Davis - Washington Wizards (G, Wisconsin, 6'5", 194 lbs)
11. Ousmane Dieng - Oklahoma City Thunder (Traded from New York Knicks) (F, New Zealand, 6'10", 205 lbs)
12. Jalen Williams - Oklahoma City Thunder (F, Santa Clara, 6'6", 209 lbs)
13. Jalen Duren - Detroit Pistons (Traded from Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks in a 3-Team Deal) (C, Memphis, 6'11", 250 lbs)
14. Ochai Agbaji - Cleveland Cavaliers (F, Kansas, 6'6", 215 lbs)
15. Mark Williams - Charlotte Hornets (C, Duke, 7'2", 242 lbs)
16. A.J. Griffin - Atlanta Hawks (F, Duke, 6'6", 222 lbs)
17.  Tari Eason - Houston Rockets (F, LSU, 6'8", 216 lbs)
18.  Dalen Terry - Chicago Bulls (G, Arizona, 6'7", 195 lbs)
19. Jake LaRavia - Memphis Grizzlies (Traded from Minnesota Timberwolves) (F, Wake Forest, 6'8", 227 lbs)
20. Malaki Branham - San Antonio Spurs (G, Ohio State, 6'5", 195 lbs)
21. Christian Braun - Denver Nuggets (F, Kansas, 6'7", 209 lbs)
22. Walker Kessler - Memphis Grizzlies (C, Auburn, 7'1", 256 lbs)
23. David Roddy - Memphis Grizzlies (Traded from Philadelphia 76ers) (F, Colorado State, 6'6", 255 lbs)
24. MarJon Beauchamp - Milwaukee Bucks (G, G League, 6'5", 197 lbs)
25. Blake Wesley - San Antonio Spurs (G, Notre Dame, 6'4", 187 lbs)
26. Wendell Moore Jr. - Minnesota Timberwolves (Traded from Dallas Mavericks) (F, Duke, 6'5", 217 lbs)
27. Nikola Jovic - Miami Heat (F, Serbia, 6'11", 223 lbs)
28. Patrick Baldwin Jr. - Golden State Warriors (F, Milwaukee, 6'100", 231 lbs)
29. TyTy Washington Jr. - Minnesota Timberwolves (Traded from Memphis Grizzlies) (G, Kentucky, 6'4", 196 lbs)
30. Peyton Watson - Denver Nuggets (Traded from Oklahoma City Thunder) (F, UCLA, 6'8", 203 lbs)

Round 2:
31. Andrew Nembhard - Indiana Pacers (G, Gonzaga, 6'4", 196 lbs)
32. Caleb Houstan - Orlando Magic (F, Michigan, 6'8", 205 lbs)
33. Christian Koloko - Toronto Raptors (C, Arizona, 7'0", 221 lbs)
34. Jaylin Williams - Oklahoma City Thunder (C, Arkansas, 6'10", 237 lbs)
35. Max Christie - Los Angeles Lakers (G, Michigan State, 6'6", 189 lbs)
36. Gabriele Procida - Detroit Pistons (Traded from Portland Trail Blazers) (G-F, Italy, 6'7", 191 lbs)
37. Jaden Hardy - Dallas Mavericks (Traded from Sacramento Kings) (G, G League, 7'4", 190 lbs)
38. Kennedy Chandler - Memphis Grizzlies (Traded from San Antonio Spurs) (G, Tennessee, 6'0", 172 lbs)
39. Khalifa Diop - Cleveland Cavaliers (C, Spain, 7'1", 240 lbs)
40. Bryce McGowens - Charlotte Hornets (Traded from Minnesota Timberwolves) (G, Nebraska, 6'6", 181 lbs)
41. EJ Liddell - New Orleans Pelicans (F, Ohio State, 6'7", 243 lbs)
42. Trevor Keels - New York Knicks (G, Duke, 6'4", 224 lbs)
43. Moussa Diabate - Los Angeles Clippers (F-C, Michigan, 6'10", 217 lbs)
44. Ryan Rollins - Golden State Warriors (Trade from Atlanta Hawks) (G, Toledo, 6'3", 179 lbs)
45. Josh Minott - Charlotte Hornets (F, Memphis, 6'8", 197 lbs)
46. Ismael Kamagate - Denver Nuggets (Traded from Detroit Pistons) (C, France, 6'11", 227 lbs)
47. Vince Williams Jr. - Memphis Grizzlies (F, VCU, 6'6", 205 lbs)
48.  Kendall Brown - Indiana Pacers (Traded from Minnesota Timberwolves) (F, Baylor, 6'7", 205 lbs)
49. Isaiah Mobley - Cleveland Cavaliers (F-C, USC, 6'10", 240 lbs)
50. Matteo Spagnolo - Minnesota Timberwolves (G, Italy, 6'4", 196 lbs)
51. Tyrese Martin - Atlanta Hawks (Trade from Golden State Warriors) (G, UConn, 6'6", 216 lbs)
52. Karlo Matkovic - New Orleans Pelicans (F-C, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6'11", 231 lbs)
53. JD Davison - Boston Celtics (G, Alabama, 6'2", 192 lbs)
54. Yannick Nzosa - Washington Wizards (C, Spain, 6'10", 195 lbs)
55. Gui Santos - Milwaukee Bucks (Traded from Golden State Warriors) (F, Brazil, 6'8", 185 lbs)
56. Luke Travers - Cleveland Cavaliers (G, Australia, 6'7", 207 lbs)
57. Jabari Walker - Portland Trail Blazers (F, Colorado, 6'9", 215 lbs)
58. Hugo Besson - Indiana Pacers (G, New Zealand, 6'6", 180 lbs)

Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 24 June 2022

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It's that time again. The NBA Playoffs: 2022 Edition!

Will the Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks make it back-to-back? Will the CP3, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns avenge last year and finally bring home their first title in franchise history? Will Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors go back to the top of the mountain? Will Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and the Brooklyn Nets achieve the goal they set out to do when they joined forces? Or will someone ELSE rise to claim the ultimate prize?

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When was the last time both #1 seeds lost Game 1?

The Portland Trailblazers come away with a huge upset over the Lakers.
LeBron and A.D. both missing free throws, followed by Dame hitting that dagger from damn near half court sealed their fate tonight.

If the Nets would have won today it would have been the biggest upset so far they are the least likely lower seeded team to win at least one game. Looks like the Jazz versus Nuggets series could go seven games.

Chris Hu said:
If the Nets would have won today it would have been the biggest upset so far they are the least likely lower seeded team to win at least one game. Looks like the Jazz versus Nuggets series could go seven games.

The Nets caught the Raptors sleeping tonight. Toronto probably thought it'd be a cake walk after Game 1. Well, that ain't the case.

Agreed on the Jazz and Nuggets; I also think the Pacers/Heat and Lakers/Trail Blazers could go the distance.

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Carmelo Anthony will lead the Blazers to the championship while putting the other 29 teams who refused to pick him up to shame starting with his boy and the lakers!

ratolmc said:
Carmelo Anthony will lead the Blazers to the championship while putting the other 29 teams who refused to pick him up to shame starting with his boy and the lakers!

He will take vengeance on two out of three of his former teams between the Rockets/Thunder and Nuggets. What you didn't know was that he's not really such a horrible defender; he was storing up power to unleash it on these playoffs!

Day 3 of the Playoffs are in the books.

The Celtics stomped on the 76ers yet again to take a 2-0 series lead in their best of seven.
The Raptors just manage to squeak by the Nets who put up a much bigger fight than they did in game 1, but it's not enough as the Raptors also take a 2-0 series lead.
After losing Game 1 in OT despite a 57-point effort from Donovan Mitchell, the Utah Jazz respond emphatically; Demolishing the Denver Nuggets to tie the series at 1 game apiece.
The Dallas Mavericks responded to their Game 1 loss on Monday to split the series 1 game apiece with the LA Clippers.

Tomorrow's games:
Heat/Pacers - Game 2
Thunder/Rockets - Game 2
Magic/Bucks - Game 2
Trail Blazers/Lakers - Game 2

Nice win by the Mavs they almost won the first game too. The Mavs bench played solid in both games and outplayed the Clippers bench easily so far.

NightlyPoe said:

Think you need to redefine "dagger".  That shot came with the game tied and over 3 minutes left!

Just one of those games were the Blazers got hot in the 4th.  McCollum, Carmelo, and Trent all hit big shots on top of Lillard's signature shots and Whiteside owned the paint.

Forget the free throws, that's just media narrative looking to boil the game down to one factor.  In the grand scheme of things, they were no more meaningful than missing mid-range shots on consecutive trips.  The Lakers just can't shoot in general at the moment.  That's making the difference.  You go 35% from the field and 15% from 3 and you're usually going to lose games by a whole lot more than 7 points.

That and Avery Bradley deciding to be a flake and costing the team the perimeter defense they really need against teams like Portland in the West.

When an opposing player knocks down a shot from near half-court to take the lead, especially after your two best players both missed a pair of free throws, that'll take the wind right out of your sails. I don't care who you are, that's a spirit breaker. Melo and Trent's big shots were set up by Dame's shot and Whiteside's defense. That shot was the turning point. It completely shifted the momentum of the game in Portland's favor. So yes, it was the dagger.

As for the free throws. They're called 'free' throws for a reason. Those are gimme points that the defense is just giving to you. You have to knock them down, especially in crunch time in the playoffs. Absolutely inexcusable. That would have put the Lakers up 4 if A.D. and LeBron had knocked them down and that could've changed the momentum in the Lakers favor. 

So, opting out in order to protect his family, including his six-year old son who has a history of respiratory illnesses (Meaning: He's at risk) makes Avery Bradley a flake? Good to know. He made a decision to put his family first, basketball second, and he shouldn't be faulted for it. If anything, he should be praised. 

Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 20 August 2020