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When: June 23, 2022 - 8:00 ET
Where: ABC, ESPN
2. Oklahoma City
8. New Orleans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. San Antonio
11. New York
12. Oklahoma City (from LA Clippers)
15. Charlotte (from New Orleans)
17. Houston (from Brooklyn)
20. San Antonio (from Toronto)
22. Memphis (from Utah)
25. San Antonio (from Boston)
28. Golden State
30. Oklahoma City (from Phoenix)
It’s that time again! The 2022 NBA draft is here and the NBA is buzzing with movement. Yes, the Utah Jazz do not have a pick in this draft but it doesn’t mean that the Jazz won’t be coming away from the night empty handed. The Jazz have been at the center of every trade rumor out there including being connected to the Hawks, the Raptors and even the Wolves. The question is, will anything out there be good enough for Danny Ainge to pull the trigger on a move? We’ll find out soon.
Already we’ve seen movement with the Portland Trailblazers who traded a future late first for Jerami Grant.
Detroit has traded Jerami Grant to Portland for 2025 first-round pick via Milwaukee, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2022
The Blazers still have the #7 pick in this draft and so they might be willing to make a move. We’ll see if the Blazers have interest in Rudy Gobert, but the #7 pick alone doesn’t seem likely to be enough for Ainge to make a move, plus it’s not clear that the Blazers would even have the salary to match salaries.
That takes us to one of the rumors that seems most likely to happen for the Jazz and it includes the Washington Wizards. According to Jake Fischer, the Wizards are looking for a veteran point guard and are willing to move Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
That may happen but it’s not clear how likely that is. It definitely feels like a big possibility. Here are the odds from DraftKings where you can bet on who could go at #10. There’s a lot of options, and wings, in this draft that the Jazz could draft at that point.
Whatever the case, it’s clear the Jazz are looking to get into the draft to make moves. That may be for ancillary players and late 1sts, or it could be for top of the lottery players. Whatever happens, it’s going to be interesting!