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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all but locked in for Magic at No. 1 just before picks are made

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith’s hold on No. 1 briefly slips just hours before picks will be made

Auburn • Fr • 6’10” / 220 lbs Projected Team Orlando PROSPECT RNK 4th POSITION RNK 2nd PPG 16.9 RPG 7.4 APG 2 3P% 42% There’s at least *some* concern over the diversity with which Smith will score in the NBA — he struggled at the rim in college and primarily was used as a …

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2022 NBA Draft: Debating case for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith or Jaden Ivey as No. 1 prospect

2022 NBA Draft: Debating case for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith or Jaden Ivey as No. 1 prospect

Who is the No. 1 prospect in the 2022 NBA Draft?  We’ll find out on Thursday night who the Orlando Magic value as the No. 1 pick as they select first overall for the first time since 2004 — but there’s far from a consensus view at the top of this draft among NBA front …

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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all but locked in for Magic at No. 1 just before picks are made

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Jabari Smith all but locked in for Magic at No. 1 just before picks are made

Auburn • Fr • 6’10” / 220 lbs Projected Team Orlando PROSPECT RNK 4th POSITION RNK 2nd PPG 16.9 RPG 7.4 APG 2 3P% 42% There’s at least *some* concern over the diversity with which Smith will score in the NBA — he struggled at the rim in college and primarily was used as a …

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NBA Draft 2022: Pro comparisons for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and other top prospects

NBA Draft 2022: Pro comparisons for Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and other top prospects

Jaden Ivey is Ja Morant. Chet Holmgren is a more polished Rudy Gobert. Paolo Banchero is Chris Webber. OK, so maybe player comparisons for 2022 NBA Draft prospects don’t totally fit nice and tidily. That’s because pro comps are hard, bordering on impossible. For every ah, yeah, I can see that it evokes, there are …

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2022 NBA Draft: Why Paolo Banchero, Chet Homgren and Jabari Smith all have a case to be the No. 1 pick

2022 NBA Draft: Why Paolo Banchero, Chet Homgren and Jabari Smith all have a case to be the No. 1 pick

The NBA Draft is less than a month away and we’ve got as compelling of a three-man debate for the No. 1 pick as there has been in a long time.  By the time the calendar moves to within a month of the NBA Draft, the discussion surrounding who’s expected be the first pick is …

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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Auburn's Jabari Smith is new top pick by Magic, Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren slips to No. 2

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Auburn’s Jabari Smith is new top pick by Magic, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren slips to No. 2

Auburn • Fr • 6’10” / 220 lbs Projected Team Orlando PROSPECT RNK 4th POSITION RNK 2nd PPG 16.9 RPG 7.4 APG 2 3P% 42% Kevin Durant recently said on Twitter that “size for position, shot-making, efficiency, IQ” and being a multipositional defender is most important in determining the best player in the NBA. Smith …

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2022 NBA Draft lottery winners and losers: Auburn's Jabari Smith may benefit after Magic wins No. 1 pick

2022 NBA Draft lottery winners and losers: Auburn’s Jabari Smith may benefit after Magic wins No. 1 pick

The ping pong balls? They’ve fallen. And the draft order? Well, that’s officially set after a wild Tuesday night at the 38th annual draft lottery that determined the Orlando Magic — for the first time since 2004 — will be picking first overall in the 2022 NBA draft. Orlando had a 14% chance of winning …

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