2022 NBA Draft Pick Signings

Free agent and trade news has dominated NBA headlines over the last few days, but teams around the league are also taking care of the rookies they drafted on June 23, signing them to their first NBA contracts. Because cap holds for first-round picks count for 120% of the rookie scale instead of 100% in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, there’s little incentive for teams to wait to lock up their first-rounders.

For first-round picks, rookie contracts are fairly rigid, having essentially been predetermined. The NBA’s rookie-scale structure dictates that first-rounders will be signed to four-year deals, which include two guaranteed years, then team options in years three and four.

The value of those contracts depends on where a player was drafted. This year, No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero signed a four-year deal worth in excess of $50MM, which represents the maximum allowable 120% of his scale amount. No. 30 pick Peyton Watson, on the other hand, would be in line for a four-year contract worth a little over $11MM.

The full breakdown of this year’s first-round rookie salaries and contracts can be found right here — if you see a first-rounder listed below as “signed,” you can assume his contract looks like that, unless otherwise indicated.

Second-round picks, meanwhile, aren’t assured of two guaranteed seasons, though some players will receive them. Teams can sign second-rounders to whatever amount they choose, using cap room or various exceptions. Those players who immediately join their NBA teams figure to earn a minimum salary or something slightly above the minimum. We’ll make a note of contract details for second-rounders below, as they become available.

Finally, some second-rounders – and perhaps even some first-rounders – won’t sign NBA deals immediately. They may get two-way contracts, play in the G League, or head overseas to refine their games while their NBA teams retain their rights. We’ll make note of that below too, wherever it’s applicable.

Here’s a breakdown of 2022’s draft pick signings. This list will continue to be updated as more draftees sign their first NBA contracts:


First Round:

  1. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero, F, Duke: Signed
  2. Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren, F, Gonzaga: Signed
  3. Houston Rockets: Jabari Smith, F, Auburn: Signed
  4. Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray, F, Iowa: Signed
  5. Detroit Pistons: Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue: Signed
  6. Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin, G/F, Arizona: Signed
  7. Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky: Signed
  8. New Orleans Pelicans: Dyson Daniels, G, G League Ignite: Signed
  9. San Antonio Spurs: Jeremy Sochan, F, Baylor: Signed
  10. Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin: Signed
  11. Oklahoma City Thunder: Ousmane Dieng, F, New Zealand Breakers: Signed
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jalen Williams, G, Santa Clara: Signed
  13. Detroit Pistons: Jalen Duren, C, Memphis: Signed
  14. Cleveland Cavaliers: Ochai Agbaji, F, Kansas: Signed
  15. Charlotte Hornets: Mark Williams, C, Duke: Signed
  16. Atlanta Hawks: AJ Griffin, F, Duke: Signed
  17. Houston Rockets: Tari Eason, F, LSU: Signed
  18. Chicago Bulls: Dalen Terry, G, Arizona: Signed
  19. Memphis Grizzlies: Jake LaRavia, F, Wake Forest: Signed
  20. San Antonio Spurs: Malaki Branham, G/F, Ohio State: Signed
  21. Denver Nuggets: Christian Braun, G, Kansas: Signed
  22. Utah Jazz: Walker Kessler, C, Auburn: Signed
  23. Memphis Grizzlies: David Roddy, F, Colorado State: Signed
  24. Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp, G, G League Ignite: Signed
  25. San Antonio Spurs: Blake Wesley, G, Notre Dame: Signed
  26. Minnesota Timberwolves: Wendell Moore, F, Duke: Signed
  27. Miami Heat: Nikola Jovic, F, Mega Mozzart: Signed
  28. Golden State Warriors: Patrick Baldwin, F, Milwaukee: Signed
  29. Houston Rockets: TyTy Washington, G, Kentucky: Signed
  30. Denver Nuggets: Peyton Watson, F, UCLA: Signed

Second Round:

  1. Indiana Pacers: Andrew Nembhard, G, Gonzaga: Signed
    • Four-year, $8,583,166 contract. First three years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  2. Orlando Magic: Caleb Houstan, F, Michigan: Signed
    • Four-year, $8,207,150 contract. First two years guaranteed. Third year non-guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  3. Toronto Raptors: Christian Koloko, F/C, Arizona
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jaylin Williams, C, Arkansas: Signed
    • Four-year, $8,207,150 contract. First two years guaranteed. Third year non-guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  5. Los Angeles Lakers: Max Christie, G, Michigan State: Signed
    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. Fully guaranteed.
  6. Detroit Pistons: Gabriele Procida, G, Fortitudo Bologna: Will play overseas
  7. Dallas Mavericks: Jaden Hardy, G, G League Ignite: Signed
    • Three-year, minimum-salary contract. First two years guaranteed. Third year partially guaranteed.
  8. Memphis Grizzlies: Kennedy Chandler, G, Tennessee: Signed

    • Four-year, $7,127,014 contract. First three years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  9. Cleveland Cavaliers: Khalifa Diop, C, Gran Canaria: Expected to play overseas
  10. Charlotte Hornets: Bryce McGowens, G, Nebraska: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  11. New Orleans Pelicans: E.J. Liddell, F, Ohio State
  12. New York Knicks: Trevor Keels, F, Duke: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  13. Los Angeles Clippers: Moussa Diabate, F, Michigan: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  14. Golden State Warriors: Ryan Rollins, G, Toledo: Signed
    • Three-year, minimum-salary contract. First two years guaranteed. Third year partially guaranteed.
  15. Minnesota Timberwolves: Josh Minott, F, Memphis: Signed

    • Four-year, minimum-salary contract. First two years guaranteed. Third year non-guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  16. Denver Nuggets: Ismael Kamagate, C, Paris: Will play overseas
  17. Memphis Grizzlies: Vince Williams, F, VCU: Signed
    • Two-way contract (two-years).
  18. Indiana Pacers: Kendall Brown, F, Baylor
  19. Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaiah Mobley, F, USC: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Matteo Spagnolo, G, Cremona: Will play overseas
  21. Atlanta Hawks: Tyrese Martin, F, UConn: Signed

    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. First year partially guaranteed. Second year non-guaranteed.
  22. New Orleans Pelicans: Karlo Matkovic, F, Mega Mozzart: Expected to play overseas
  23. Boston Celtics: JD Davison, G, Alabama: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  24. Washington Wizards: Yannick Nzosa, C, Unicaja Malaga: Expected to play overseas
  25. Golden State Warriors: Gui Santos, F, Minas: May play overseas
  26. Cleveland Cavaliers: Luke Travers, G/F, Perth Wildcats: Expected to play overseas
  27. Portland Trail Blazers: Jabari Walker, F, Colorado: Signed
    • Three-year, minimum-salary contract. First year guaranteed. Second year partially guaranteed. Third year non-guaranteed.
  28. Milwaukee Bucks: Hugo Besson, G, New Zealand Breakers: Will play overseas

Note: The Bucks and Heat forfeited their own second-round picks due to free agency gun-jumping. They would have been No. 54 and No. 55, respectively.

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