2022 NBA Lottery Mock Draft 1.0

With the 2022 NBA Draft less than a week away, here is our Charlotte Hornets 2022 NBA Lottery Mock Draft 1.0. The Hornets, who have a pair of picks at 13 and 15, are unlikely to keep both of their picks this year. Although it is fun to speculate a potential trade in the mix, this mock draft will be under the assumption that Charlotte is picking at 13 and 15.

*Important Note* While this is a mock draft, it will not reflect what I think will actually happen. Instead, this would be the way that I would go about this draft. I will also only be listing a sentence or two for why I believe each team will make their selection (other than the Hornets).

#1 Chet Holmgren, F/C, Gonzaga – Orlando Magic

Holmgren is the best player in the class by a pretty wide margin. It may be looking like Orlando is going to take Jabari Smith from Auburn, but that would be a sizable blunder in my eyes.

#2 Jabari Smith, F, Auburn – Oklahoma City Thunder

That being said, Smith is still an incredible prospect. With his size, shooting, and defense, he could catapult OKC to the next level of contention.

#3 Paolo Banchero, F, Duke – Houston Rockets

Houston has their guard of the future in Jalen Green. Here, they get their big of the future in Banchero.

#4 Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue – Sacramento Kings

This is what Sacramento does. They draft guards. They have guards. It never makes sense until you remember that it’s Sacramento.

#5 Shaedon Sharpe, G, “Kentucky” – Detroit Pistons

As the biggest question mark in the draft, Sharpe could provide Detroit with a nice complementary piece to Cade Cunningham.


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Matt Lucas

Writer by day and an aspiring Artist by night. Creative thinking is what I'm all about. Lottos are one of my passions and I'm happy to be contributing to Lottery Papa News

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