2022 NBA Mock Draft: Round One – Picks 16-30

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1, Picks 1-15 (Walt’s)
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  1. Atlanta Hawks: Malaki Branham, SG, Ohio State
    The Hawks seem like they’d be in the market for a new backcourt mate for Trae Young.

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  2. Houston Rockets: Tari Eason, PF, LSU
    This is a bit late for Tari Eason, but the Rockets won’t complain. They went big with their first pick, and they could do so again with Christian Wood gone.

  3. Chicago Bulls: Jalen Williams, SG/SF, Santa Clara Santa Clara
    There have been rumors of a potential Zach Lavine trade, so the Bulls may want to find another guard.

  4. Minnesota Timberwolves: Blake Wesley, G, Notre Dame
    The Timberwolves could find a point guard to eventually take over for Patrick Beverley.

  5. San Antonio Spurs: TyTy Washington, PG, Kentucky Kentucky
    The Spurs could stand to add another guard to their rotation, given their depth issues.

  6. Denver Nuggets: Dalen Terry, G, Arizona Arizona
    The Nuggets supposedly have the MVP even though they can’t get out of the first round. The MVP needs guard help.

  7. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaden Hardy, SG, G-League
    The Grizzlies might want some insurance for Ja Morant in case they suffer another unfortunate injury again.

  8. Philadelphia 76ers: Nikola Jovic, PF/C, Serbia
    The 76ers need depth for their next disappointing playoff run. A big man should be obtained for when Joel Oden gets hurt again. Nikola Jovic isn’t quite Nikola Jokic, but he’s close, at least in spelling.

  9. Milwaukee Bucks: E.J. Liddell, PF, Ohio State
    The Bucks lacked depth in their playoff series loss to the Celtics. They need to target the best player available.

  10. San Antonio Spurs: Walker Kessler, C, Auburn
    The Spurs will have to find a replacement for LaMarcus Aldridge. That’s their biggest need, aside from curing Gregg Popovich’s insanity.

  11. Houston Rockets: Wendell Moore, SG/SF, Duke
    Houston has bolstered its front court already, so here’s some help on the wing.

  12. Miami Heat: Jake LaRavia, PF, Wake Forest
    It wouldn’t be the worst idea for the Heat to find better insurance for Bam Adebayo.

  13. Golden State Warriors: Kennedy Chandler, PG, Tennessee
    The Warriors may want to add another wing player or point guard for depth, especially with the aging players at the position.

  14. Memphis Grizzlies: Patrick Baldwin, F, Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    With another pick, the Grizzlies can afford to swing for the fences with a player with upside.

  15. Oklahoma City Thunder: MarJon Beauchamp, SG, G-League
    With numerous first-round picks, the Thunder could select a foreign player. MarJon Beauchamp sounds like he could be French, so he might fill that role.

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