When Is the 2022 NBA Draft? (Date, Time, Draft Order, Odds and Top Prospects)

Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero.
Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero. / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

It’s officially NBA Draft season!

The 2022 NBA Draft is fast approaching, and the Orlando Magic have the No. 1 pick this season for the fourth time in franchise history. 

Betting the NBA draft can be an extremely fun experience, as there are usually a plethora of props for players and their specific draft position. Before betting those, here is everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft. 

What Day and Time Is the 2022 NBA Draft?

The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The time of the draft is still to be announced. 

How Many Rounds Are in the 2022 NBA Draft?

There are two rounds in the 2022 NBA Draft. The first 14 picks of the draft were decided by the NBA Draft Lottery on May 17, and the rest of the order for the first round and entire second round is based on the reverse order of the 2021-22 season standings. 

2022 NBA Draft Order

  1. Orlando Magic
  2. Oklahoma City Thunder
  3. Houston Rockets
  4. Sacramento Kings
  5. Detroit Pistons
  6. Indiana Pacers
  7. Portland Trail Blazers
  8. New Orleans Pelicans (via Los Angeles Lakers
  9. San Antonio Spurs
  10. Washington Wizards
  11. New York Knicks
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Los Angeles Clippers)
  13. Charlotte Hornets
  14. Cleveland Cavaliers
  15. Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans)
  16. Atlanta Hawks
  17. Houston Rockets (via Brooklyn Nets)
  18. Chicago Bulls
  19. Minnesota Timberwolves
  20. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors)
  21. Denver Nuggets
  22. Memphis Grizzlies (via Utah Jazz)
  23. Brooklyn Nets (via Philadelphia 76ers; Nets can defer to 2023)
  24. Milwaukee Bucks
  25. San Antonio Spurs (via Boston Celtics)
  26. Dallas Mavericks
  27. Miami Heat
  28. Golden State Warriors
  29. Memphis Grizzlies
  30. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Phoenix Suns)

Latest Odds for the No. 1 Pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

WynnBET updated its odds for the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft following the lottery, and Auburn forward Jabari Smith is the outright favorite to go No. 1. 

  • Jabari Smith: -130
  • Chet Holmgren: +135
  • Paolo Banchero: +350
  • Jaden Ivey: +3000
  • Shaedon Sharpe: +5000
  • Keegan Murray: +10000
  • Johnny Davis: +15000
  • AJ Griffin: +15000
  • Benedict Mathurin: +15000
  • Ochai Agbaji: +20000
  • Patrick Baldwin Jr.: +25000
  • Marjon Beauchamp: +25000
  • Dyson Daniels: +25000
  • Jalen Duren: +25000
  • Tari Eason: +25000
  • TyTy Washington: +25000
  • Jaden Hardy: +50000
  • Caleb Houstan: +50000
  • Kai Sotto: +50000

Who Are the Top Prospects for the 2022 NBA Draft?

We mentioned four players that are expected to go in the top five in the draft above, but here’s a list of some of the top players in this year’s draft class: 

Chet Homgren, Center, Gonzaga

Chet Holmgren has a unique skill set for his size, but he still needs to put on weight at the NBA level. Still, the top prospect in the 2022 class averaged 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs in his freshman season. 

Paolo Banchero, Forward, Duke

Paolo Banchero may be the most NBA-ready player in the draft, as he’s an elite three-level scorer and is a dynamic playmaker as well (3.2 assists per game). Banchero needs to become a more consistent 3-point shooter, but he has the makings of a star. 

Jabari Smith, Forward, Auburn

Jabari Smith was incredibly impressive for the Auburn Tigers in his freshman season, shooting 42.0 percent from beyond the arc and averaging 16.9 points per game. Smith’s offensive game is extremely advanced for such a young player, and he should be a top-three selection in the draft. 

Jaden Ivey, Guard, Purdue

Jaden Ivey is probably the best sophomore in this draft class, and he has been mocked as the first guard off the board. Ivey improved his 3-point shooting percentage from 25.8 to 35.8 percent last season, and he’s a solid playmaker. He is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the draft with his ability to get downhill to the rim. 

Shaedon Sharpe, Guard, Kentucky

Shaedon Sharpe didn’t even need to step on the floor at Kentucky to be considered a lottery and potentially top-five pick. He’s going to be an intriguing name to watch at the combine and in pre-draft workouts since the tape on him is limited. 

Keegan Murray, Forward, Iowa

Keegan Murray was an absolute beast for the Hawkeyes in his sophomore season, averaging 23.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He’s yet another hybrid forward who can really stretch the floor, shooting 39.8 percent form 3 on 4.7 attempts per game last season. 

Johnny Davis, Guard, Wisconsin

Sophomore Johnny Davis did it all for Wisconsin in the 2021-22 season, averaging 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. A bigger guard, Davis would fit well in almost any NBA backcourt but he needs to become a better shooter (30.6 percent from 3 on just 3.9 attempts per game last season) at the next level.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record in the NBA this season here.