Orlando Magic Daily 2022 NBA Mock Draft Version 1.0: The top picks are here

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Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona Wildcats
Bennedict Mathurin was late coming to basketball but quickly turned heads after a stellar sophomore season. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports /

Orlando Magic Daily Mock Draft Version 1.0

Sacramento Kings. Bennedict Mathurin. 7. player. 84. . SG

Just spoke about Bennedict Mathurin in the last slide. But this is a guy who averaged 17.7 points per game while shooting 36.9-percent from beyond the arc. That is a good bump for a player who is coming into his own and showed he could do a lot in the NCAA Tournament.

8. player. 69. . G/F. New Orleans Pelicans. AJ Griffin

A.J. Griffin is probably the most solid prospect who can do a lot of different things. He is a decent shooter and solid defender. But Griffin is not likely to do a whole lot more than that. This is the extremely safe pick of this draft without a ton more upside. Entering a strong ecosystem will help.

9. player. 29. . SF. San Antonio Spurs. Ochai Ogbaji

Ochai Ogbaji won the NCAA Tournament’s most outstanding player. While he might be a senior, he is a solid player who knows exactly what he is good at. That is the exact kind of player the San Antonio Spurs have always gravitated toward.

Washington Wizards. Jalen Duren. 10. player. 142. . C

Jalen Duren is a solid center who will provide energy whether he is starting or coming off the bench. He is a big body who can defend and rebound well. Just do not expect a ton more offensively out of him.

27. . SG. New York Knicks. Johnny Davis. 11. player

Johnny Davis is a solid scorer. But he had a big downturn in January and February that slowed his momentum.

Oklahoma City Thunder. Tari Eason. 12. player. 149. . F

Tari Eason is a do-everything forward who is going to shoot up draft boards for his versatility and rebounding.

170. . F. Charlotte Hornets. Nikola Jovic. 13. player

Nikola Jovic is perhaps the best international prospect. You will see him go all the way up and down draft boards. He is an incredibly gifted offensive player. But not much for defense.

156. . PF. Cleveland Cavaliers. Jeremy Sochan. 14. player

Jeremy Sochan is a solid defender and decent offensive player. He should fit right in with a team that has playoff aspirations.

170. . SG. Charlotte Hornets. Dyson Daniels. 15. player

G. Atlanta Hawks. TyTy Washington. 16. player. 125.

17. player. 169. . SF. Houston Rockets. Ousmane Dieng

18. player. 24. . C. Chicago Bulls. Mark Williams

19. player. 86. . G. Minnesota Timberwolves. Kennedy Chandler

. SG. San Antonio Spurs. Malaki Branham. 20. player. 29

73. . SF. Denver Nuggets. Patrick Baldwin Jr.. 21. player

22. player. 211. . G. Memphis Grizzlies. MarJon Beauchamp

Walker Kessler. 23. player. 147. . C. Brooklyn Nets

Milwaukee Bucks. Trevor Keels. 24. player. 89. . SF

C. San Antonio Spurs. Ismael Kamagate. 25. player. 29.

79. . SG. Dallas Mavericks. Jaden Hardy. 26. player

110. . SF. Miami Heat. Wendell Moore. 27. player

41. . SG. Golden State Warriors. Blake Wesley. 28. player

. SF. Memphis Grizzlies. Kendall Brown. 29. player. 211

. C. Oklahoma City Thunder. Khalifa Diop. 30. player. 149

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We will be back for another mock draft and big board as we get closer to the draft.