1. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero, Duke The Magic need help on the offensive end. The team finished last season 28th in effective field goal percentage, 28th in free throw rate, 27th in offensive rebounding percentage and 23rd in turnover rate.

2. Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Holmgren has immense potential, with an impressive all-around skillset for a modern NBA big man. With his elite rim protection and shot-blocking, he fills an immediate need for the Thunder as an interior defender. 

3. Houston Rockets: Jabari Smith, Auburn Smith was widely expected to the No. 1 pick but instead went No. 3. He only worked out for the Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Smith averaged 42% on his 3-pointers (5.5 attempts), which could make him a good fit in Houston.

4. Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray, Iowa With a point guard in place with De’Aaron Fox, the Kings bypassed Jaden Ivey and took Murray, an efficient wing scorer.  Murray, who improved significant from his freshman to sophomore seasons, averaged 23.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game

5. Detroit Pistons: Jaden Ivey, Purdue Ivey only worked out for the Pistons and Magic. He uses his speed to blow by defenders, who will have a hard time slowing Ivey down in transition. He can explode into the lane similar to Ja Morant and has the bounce to finish.

6. Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona One of the biggest risers in the months leading up to the draft, Mathurin has the shooting touch and size to fill a 3-and-D role on the wing for the Pacers. Mathurin shot 42% from 3-point range in his final year at Arizona

7. Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky Sharpe is one of the biggest mysteries in the draft. He enrolled at Kentucky in January, didn’t play a second for the Wildcats and once he was ruled eligible for the draft, he entered.

8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers): Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite This is a wonderful opportunity for New Orleans to add another quality player to a playoff squad that is poised to be better next season with the return of Zion Williamson.

9. San Antonio Spurs: Jeremy Sochan, Baylor The Spurs have three first-round picks and used their first to select Baylor’s Jeremy Sochan. Sochan gives the Spurs some size at the wing to compliment All-Star Dejounte Murray. He’s a versatile defender and solid rebounder, averaging 6.4 rebounds at Baylor in 2021-22.

10. Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis, Wisconsin With a roster potentially in flux this summer, the Wizards need talent and landed on one of the best players remaining. Davis took a huge leap as a scorer and rebounder in his second year at Wisconsin, from 7.0 points and 4.1 rebounds to 19.7 and 8.2.

11. New York Knicks: Ousmane Dieng, New Zealand Breaker Some mock drafts had Dieng going as high as No. 8. He fell to No. 11, which the Knicks reportedly traded to the Thunder. He played last season in Australia’s pro league for the New Zealand Breakers and averaged 8.9 points, 3.1 rebound

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Los Angeles Clippers): Jalen Williams, Santa Clara Williams shot up draft boards after the combine in which his vertical leap, speed and wingspan caught the attention of scouts and executives.