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Everything you need to know in preparation of the 2022 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is finally here!

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The 2022 NBA Draft is upon us, and there are plenty of players who anticipate hearing their name called by Adam Silver Thursday night. Two of them — Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate — were in Ann Arbor a season ago. Let’s catch up on all the details from this week at Maize n Brew and get prepped for the Orlando Magic to be on the clock later tonight.

How to Watch

TV: ABC (RD1) and ESPN (RD1 and RD2)

Date: Thursday, June 23

Time: 8 p.m.

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be popping as the next stars of the NBA will be welcomed to the association. The odds on favorite to go No. 1 overall is Jabari Smith out of Auburn with Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga) and Paolo Banchero (Duke) not far behind.

The in-state Detroit Pistons select No. 5 overall. Their draft day started early as they made a swing by trading Jerami Grant to the Portland Trailblazers for a first-round pick and a few second-round swaps, including No. 36 heading to Detroit this year for No. 46.

Maybe the Pistons have their eyes set on one of the Wolverines who are expected to go in the early-to-mid second round. Neither Diabate nor Houstan were invited to the Green Room, meaning they could be waiting a while to get the call from an NBA GM. Still, crazier things have happened.

Check out where the experts have them going and where they best fit in our draft coverage from earlier this week.

Maize n Brew’s NBA Draft Coverage

NBA Draft Order

A reminder that only 58 selections will be made rather than 60 due to tampering violations by the Milwaukee Bucks with Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Miami Heat with Kyle Lowry. Here’s the order for the remainder of the draft.

1st Round:

1. Orlando

2. Oklahoma City

3. Houston

4. Sacramento

5. Detroit

6. Indiana

7. Portland

8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers)

9. San Antonio

10. Washington

11. New York

12. Oklahoma City (from LA Clippers)

13. Charlotte

14. Cleveland

15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)

16. Atlanta

17. Houston (from Brooklyn)

18. Chicago

19. Minnesota

20. San Antonio (from Toronto)

21. Denver

22. Memphis (from Utah)

23. Philadelphia

24. Milwaukee

25. San Antonio (from Boston)

26. Dallas

27. Miami

28. Golden State

29. Memphis

30. Oklahoma City (from Phoenix)

2nd Round:

31. Indiana (from Houston via Cleveland)

32. Orlando

33. Toronto (from Detroit via San Antonio, Washington and Chicago)

34. Oklahoma City

35. Orlando (from Indiana via Milwaukee)

36. Detroit (from Portland)

37. Sacramento

38. San Antonio (from Los Angeles Lakers via Chicago and Washington)

39. Cleveland (from San Antonio via Utah)

40. Minnesota (from Washington via Cleveland)

41. New Orleans

42. New York

43. LA Clippers

44. Atlanta

45. Charlotte

46. Portland (from Detroit via Brooklyn)

47. Memphis (from Cleveland via New Orleans and Atlanta)

48. Minnesota

49. Sacramento (from Chicago via Memphis and Detroit)

50. Minnesota (from Denver via Philadelphia)

51. Golden State (from Toronto via Philadelphia)

52. New Orleans (from Utah)

53. Boston

— Milwaukee (forfeited)

— Miami (from Philadelphia via Denver; forfeited by Miami)

54. Washington (from Dallas)

55. Golden State

56. Cleveland (from Miami via Indiana)

57. Portland (from Memphis via Utah)

58. Indiana (from Phoenix)