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Sactown Sports’ 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Jun 23, 2022, 9:01 AM | Updated: 9:14 am

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We are days–if not hours–away from Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

The Sacramento Kings currently own the fourth pick in the draft and there isn’t a lot of clarity in regards to what general manager Monte McNair will do with the selection.

Will the Kings keep the pick and select the best player available? Could McNair look to flip the pick for veteran depth or more draft compensation?

Our staff here at Sactown Sports shared our final Mock Drafts as we prepare for a wild Thursday that could signal the start of a new era in Sacramento:

Carmichael Dave

1. ORL – Jabari Smith Jr 

2. OKC – Chet Holmgren 

3. HOU – Paulo Banchero 

4. SAC – Jaden Ivey 

5. DET – Keegan Murray 

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: Although I have Ivey going 4th, I’m always going to list the Kings doing something/picking someone different as my bold prediction, because it’s got a good shot at being true.

https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status/1530578156834283521?s=20&t=AHwqCx5zJZihWjMP8jwMNg

Jason Ross

1. ORL – Chet Holmgren

2. OKC – Paolo Banchero

3. HOU – Jabari Smith

4. SAC – Benedict Mathurin

5. DET – Jaden Ivey

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: Besides the fact that my mock will be wrong, I will say that at least one All-Star will be traded on draft night. 


Nick Cattles

1. ORL – Jabari Smith

2. OKC – Chet Holmgren

3. HOU – Paolo Banchero

4. SAC – Jaden Ivey (traded to DET)

5. DET – Bennedict Mathurin (traded to SAC)

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: There will be at least 7 trades on draft night.

JayMarZZ

1. ORL – Chet Holmgren

2. OKC – Jabari Smith Jr.

3. HOU – Jaden Ivey

4. SAC – Paolo Banchero

5. DET – Keegan Murray

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: One of the Top 5 teams will be making their pick for someone else…

 

Frankie Cartoscelli

1. ORL – Jabari Smith Jr.

2. OKC – Chet Holmgren

3. HOU – Paolo Banchero

4. SAC – Jaden Ivey (traded to DET)

5. DET – Keegan Murray (traded to SAC)

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: I would really like the Kings to select Jaden Ivey, but it seems as if Keegan Murray is going to be the guy. My bold take is that Sacramento will trade down with Detroit in exchange for forward Saddiq Bey. Let’s get wild.

https://youtu.be/iJhTHw3LeYQ

Chris Watkins

1. ORL – Chet Holmgren

2. OKC – Jabari Smith Jr.

3. HOU – Jaden Ivey

4. SAC – Paolo Banchero

5. DET – Shaedon Sharpe

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: Two former All-Stars will be traded on draft night.

 

Amil Fragoso

1. ORL – Chet Holmgren

2. OKC – Jabari Smith Jr.

3. HOU – Paolo Banchero

4. SAC – Jaden Ivey (trade to DET)

5. DET – Keegan Murray (trade to SAC)

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: Kings and Pistons flip picks, Kings get Jerami Grant 

 

Jay Johnson

1. ORL – Jabari Smith 

2. OKC – Chet Holmgren

3. HOU – Paolo Banchero

4. SAC – Jaden Ivey (trade to DET)

5. DET – Dyson Daniels (trade to SAC)

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: The Kings will swap picks with the Pistons and proceed to pick Dyson Daniels. They’ll pick up Jerami Grant in the trade for either Harrison Barnes or Richaun Holmes.  


Scott Marsh

1. ORL – Jabari Smith

2. OKC – Chet Holmgren

3. HOU – Paulo Banchero

4. SAC – Jaden Ivey

5. DET – Bennedict Mathurin

One bold prediction for the NBA Draft: Kings will make a deal with Washington that will include Kyle Kuzma coming to Sacramento

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