2022 NBA Draft picks by college conference, team, school: Duke sets ACC record with five selections

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Duke’s final roster under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski from the 2021-22 season will go down as one of the program’s all-time best in terms of NBA talent after a banner draft night for the Blue Devils on Thursday. Five Duke players heard their names called among the 58 picks, which set a school and ACC record for the two-round era.

Of Duke’s five selections, four went in the first round, including No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero. Following Banchero were sophomore center Mark Williams (No. 15), freshman wing AJ Griffin (No. 16), junior wing Wendell Moore Jr. (No. 26) and freshman guard Trevor Keels (No. 42). Collectively, those five helped lead the Blue Devils to a 32-7 mark and Final Four appearance in Krzyzewski’s 42nd and final season as

Kyrie Irving: How his preferred teams can acquire him

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Is it all over for the Nets? Maybe not, but Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may be prepared for it to be.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving has a list of teams he’s interested in being traded to should he decide to leave Brooklyn. Shams Charania reported that Durant is monitoring the Nets situation should Irving leave, echoing similar reporting by Woj earlier this week. It appears Irving’s constant unavailability has finally caught up to Brooklyn’s front office as they are reportedly unwilling to give Irving maximum years on a new deal.

If Irving decides to leave, it will be interesting to see if he is able to get to a team he prefers while getting paid maximum money. Most of these teams would require Brooklyn’s cooperation to

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Jabari, Chet or Paolo: Which rookie will have immediate NBA success?

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With the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero. The move came as something of a surprise, given that Banchero never met with the Magic and the consensus around the league was that Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. would be headed to Orlando.

Instead, it was Banchero who heard his name called first. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren went No. 2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Houston Rockets took Smith with the No. 3 pick. The Sacramento Kings drafted Iowa forward Keegan Murray at No. 4, and the Detroit Pistons rounded out the top five by selecting Purdue guard Jaden Ivey.

Our NBA Insiders break down the biggest draft-night takeaways, including which of the top-three picks will have the best rookie season. And what about the major deals that went down Thursday?

The Rockets and Pistons began making moves days before

Knicks send Kemba to Pistons in 3-team trade

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The Pistons acquired veteran guard Kemba Walker from the New York Knicks as part of a three-team trade involving the Charlotte Hornets that also saw Detroit acquire the draft rights to Jalen Duren on Thursday night.

Walker and the Pistons are expected to discuss a contract buyout that will allow him to become a free agent, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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The Knicks made the first trade of the NBA draft, sending the draft rights to Ousmane Dieng, the No. 11 overall pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for three future conditional first-round picks from the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Pistons.

New York then traded the Nuggets first-rounder they received from Oklahoma City, plus four second-round picks, to the Hornets for the rights to Duren, the Memphis center who was picked No. 13 by Charlotte. New York then traded Duren and Walker to the Pistons for a 2025 conditional

Sources: Five-star Buzelis picks G League Ignite

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Five-star recruit Matas Buzelis — the No. 11 player in ESPN’s Top 100 for the Class of 2023 — has committed to the G League Ignite for the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN on Friday.

Buzelis, a skilled 6-foot-10 forward, will bypass college basketball and sign into the NBA’s professional pathway program once he graduates from Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas next spring, sources said.

Buzelis, an Illinois native who starred for Brewster Academy in New Hampshire last season, had narrowed his college choices to Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida State and Wake Forest.

The G League Ignite program is based out of Northern California and constructed to prepare young players ahead of NBA draft eligibility. Former NBA guard Jason Hart is beginning his second season as the program’s coach, and several recent players, including the No. 8 pick Dyson Daniels (New Orleans) and No. 24 pick MarJon Beauchamp (Milwaukee) on Thursday,

Jaden Hardy, Dyson Daniels and more highlight best looks from the NBA draft

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The latest crop of hoops prospects — including Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr., who were selected with the first three picks — found out their futures Thursday at the 2022 NBA draft.

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Fashion has become a mainstay across the Association and a staple of draft night as couture choices live on in draft lore. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green and Orlando Magic big man Bol Bol have donned eye-catching attire on the draft’s red carpet in previous years.

The 2022 rookie class stepped out with stylish outfits for Thursday’s draft at Barclays Center. Some of the prospects’ looks featured sleek suits, exceptional color coordination and intricate designs. Others showed off flashy jewelry, shades and other accessories.

Here’s a look at some of the best fits from Brooklyn, New York, at the NBA draft:

The Duke Blue Devils‘ standout donned a blinged-out purple

The Giannis connection between the Bucks and Hawks

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On June 27, 2013, Giannis Antetokounmpo was unknown to the general public. Most scouts had only been able to observe a handful of games in person or via grainy footage on the internet. Seven years later, the No. 15 pick in that NBA draft has won his second consecutive MVP award and has become only the third player in league history to win most valuable player and defensive player of the year in the same season — all before the age of 26.

“The Giannis Draft” features several in-depth interviews, including exclusive access to the 2020 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, his agents Alex Saratsis and Giorgios Panou and NBA front office powerbrokers that will chronicle one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes draft processes in modern NBA history.

Through deep reporting, Adrian Wojnarowski uncovers new revelations — from life as an immigrant growing up in Athens, Greece, to a clandestine

They said it!: Stephen Curry lets everyone know where they stand and more Quotes of the Week

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Stephen Curry doesn’t want to hear anything from the haters, Kevin Durant takes issue with Charles Barkley and more from our best quotes of the week.

“What they gonna say now???”

Stephen Curry, during the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade

“I’m still the all-time leading scorer in the NBA and I only made one 3-point shot”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, about his place in history, on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

“It would not surprise me if Tom Brady calls him during the season to come back and Rob answers the call.”

— Rob Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, in a text to Adam Schefter

“I think he’s coming back … I just think Gronk doesn’t want to go through training camp.

— Robert Griffin III, also on Gronkowski

“Y’all know that ain’t happening.”

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, about Antonio Brown potentially returning to the team, on The Pivot podcast. Brown hasn’t played in the NFL

2022 NBA Draft grades: Washington Wizards select Wisconsin star Johnny Davis with No. 10 overall pick

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The Washington Wizards have selected University of Wisconsin star Johnny Davis with the No. 10 overall pick. Davis was the quintessential college star who didn’t originally project as a top NBA prospect. He was just a three-star recruit coming out of high school, and as a fairly lean 6-4 wing, he’s a bit smaller than teams would hope for out of a lottery pick at his position. What he might lack in terms of physical tools, he more than made up for with his production.

The Wizards have needed help at the guard spot for quite some time now and the hope is that Davis can come in and fill that role alongside Bradley Beal. Our CBS Sports NBA Draft experts feel as though he has a good chance of doing that which