022 NBA draft: Winners, losers, biggest trades and bold predictions

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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.

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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 overall pick.

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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.

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top-three picks is best suited for immediate success as a rookie? Kevin Pelton Andrew Lopez Tim Bontemps

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Which team impressed you most in this year's draft? Lopez Gutierrez Bontemps

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Which team had the most underwhelming draft night? Bontemps Lopez Pelton Borzello Gutierrez

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Which pre-draft or draft-night trade will have the biggest impact? Borzello Lopez Bontemps Pelton Gutierrez

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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 on Thursday?

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The Rockets and Pistons began making moves days before drafting Smith and Ivey, respectively. The Rockets traded center Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for the No. 26 pick and four players on expiring contracts. The Pistons traded forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for the No. 36 pick, as well as future draft picks.

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