Not only did the Thunder move up in Tuesday’s draft lottery to claim this year’s No. 2 overall pick, but they’re also one of just three teams with four picks in the 2022 draft. No team’s 2022 selections are more valuable than Oklahoma City’s — in addition to the second overall pick, the Thunder control No. 12, No. 30, and No. 34.
The Spurs and Timberwolves also each own four 2022 draft picks, with San Antonio controlling three first-rounders and No. 38, while Minnesota has No. 19 and three second-rounders.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, four clubs don’t currently own any 2022 draft picks. The Lakers, Suns, and Jazz are three of those teams, and either the Sixers or the Nets will be the fourth, depending on whether Brooklyn decides to acquire Philadelphia’s first-rounder or defer it to 2023.
To present a clearer picture of which teams are most – and least – stocked with picks for the 2022 NBA draft, we’ve rounded up all 58 selections by team in the space below. Let’s dive in…
Teams with more than two picks:
- Oklahoma City Thunder (4): 2, 12, 30, 34
- San Antonio Spurs (4): 9, 20, 25, 38
- Minnesota Timberwolves (4): 19, 40, 48, 50
- Orlando Magic (3): 1, 32, 35
- Sacramento Kings (3): 4, 37, 49
- Indiana Pacers (3): 6, 31, 58
- Portland Trail Blazers (3): 7, 36, 57
- New Orleans Pelicans (3): 8, 41, 52
- Charlotte Hornets (3): 13, 15, 45
- Cleveland Cavaliers (3): 14, 39, 56
- Memphis Grizzlies (3): 22, 29, 47
- Golden State Warriors (3): 28, 51, 55
Teams with two picks:
- Houston Rockets: 3, 17
- Detroit Pistons: 5, 46
- Washington Wizards: 10, 54
- New York Knicks: 11, 42
- Atlanta Hawks: 16, 44
Teams with one pick:
- Chicago Bulls: 18
- Denver Nuggets: 21
- Philadelphia 76ers: 23
- Milwaukee Bucks: 24
- Dallas Mavericks: 26
- Miami Heat: 27
- Toronto Raptors: 33
- Los Angeles Clippers: 43
- Boston Celtics: 53
Teams with no picks:
- Brooklyn Nets
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Phoenix Suns
- Utah Jazz
8 thoughts on “2022 NBA Draft Picks By Team”
I wonder how much value certain picks will have on the trade market with certain teams that have multiple picks already being stacked with young players. I could see several teams trying to trade their pick(s) for veterans, so I’m really curious to see how this year plays out
If I am the warriors I am trading my picks for future picks down the road. Considering there is not going to be much space on the roster for young players might as well trade down a few years to keep the team young and strong.
I was thinking them as well, but I do see potential options on the wing in their range that might be interesting, depending on what happens with Iguodala, and that potential player could be a really cool young core with their other young guys
Iggy already said he will be retiring at the end of the year. The money will be used to resign Payton. I am thinking 3 to 4 years down the road when the big 3 will be ready to retire. Would be nice to have some extra #1 picks to replace them.
Random question comparing the “3 pick” teams. Clearly Orlando, Sacramento, and Indiana are the best groups of three picks but would you rather have Charlotte’s 3 picks over Portland or New Orleans?
Tough call….2 top 15 picks, but how strong is this draft? I would also consider combining them and moving up if possible. I would think you could move into the 6-9 range maybe with those 2 picks, if you can find a team that wants to trade down. If they fall in love with one of those second tier players, then they can move up and get him….
Anyone know when the Lakers actually have a pick again? Specifically a first rd pick?
New Orleans has swap rights with the Lakers in 2023, so the Lakers will get either their own first-round pick or the Pelicans’ first-rounder (whichever is worse) next year.
The Pelicans will also get the Lakers’ 2024 first-rounder, with the option of deferring it until 2025, but after that the Lakers control all their first-rounders.