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NBA Draft Guide 2022: Mock drafts, projections, analysis and more

HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!!!

That’s right, the 2022 NBA Draft is finally upon us, and after months of mocks, analysis and trade talk, the real thing is coming to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on Thursday night, with two rounds of players being taken and a total of 58 — not 60, we’ll get to that in a minute — picks being made.

We here at For The Win have churned out a bunch of awesome content, from mock drafts to big boards to who the experts have collectively matched between prospects and teams.

So let’s dive in, with a cheat sheet of all our content for you to read ahead of Thursday night, starting with the final mock draft of the year before the real deal:

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Interviews with some of the biggest names

They’re collected in one place, like this 1-on-1 with Keegan Murray:

“For me, it’s all about team chemistry. If I’m the number one option, I’m the number one option. But at the end of the day, I want to go to a team and do the things that I need to do for us to win games. That’s my main goal. On different nights, there are guys who are different options — especially on really good teams. If I’m a guy that can establish himself as a scorer in the league, and be consistent with that, the sky’s the limit for me.”

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Who's going to be in the green room?

There are 22 names, including Chet Holmgren.

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File) 

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Breaking down prospects by their "archetypes"

Who’s a shot creator in this class? A ball handler? A slasher? We break that all down.

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A "consensus" mock and how the experts are matching prospects to teams

Our last consensus mock draft shows who the experts are picking, and Kalbrosky sorted the top prospects by confidence rating based on who mock drafters are matching to which team.

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Why are there 58 picks instead of 60?

Our Cole Huff has the answer, and it’s all due to illegal tampering involving the Heat and Bucks.

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A look at the rumors swirling

Could Jabari Smith really not go No. 1? That’s one of the many rumors swirling. I’ll let our Mike Sykes tease that out:

For a while there, it seemed like Jabari Smith was a sure thing to go No. 1 overall to the Orlando Magic when Thursday rolls around. But, apparently, that isn’t the case.

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Some current players who could get dealt

Jerami Grant? Traded to the Blazers.

Christian Wood? Dealt to the Mavericks.

But there are more names being thrown around, including D’Angelo Russell.

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