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Every pick and trade with evaluation from NBA Draft 2022

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June 24, 2022 at 12:45 AM EDT

NC State’s Dereon Seabron agrees to 2-way take care of the Pelicans

Here’s what an ACC assistant coach said about Seabron: “That child’s game has come a good distance on and off the ground. His speed at 6-foot-6 is unreal, he all the time displayed a few of that in highschool. But like, he just really took it to a different level. I feel that redshirt 12 months really helped him, but his speed, athleticism is next level. I feel he must compete higher on the defensive end and I feel an enormous a part of it’s gonna be how much does he find it irresistible, to proceed to work and improve at it. Because he does should shoot the ball higher. I could see his game sort of having the ability to open up some within the NBA. Simply because the spacing is different. The lane is wide open and he’s an unbelievable finisher. Doesn’t really prefer to go left, but he’s unbelievable in open court and getting downhill. He could change into almost like a Gary Payton II, or change into that sort of player, if he develops a jump shot. If he suits in the fitting system, he could possibly be a reasonably large time player. His talent is is absolutely high level.”

Tobias Bass·

Associate Editor, News

NC State’s Dereon Seabron has agreed to a two-way NBA take care of the Latest Orleans Pelicans, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:45 AM EDT

Marquette’s Justin Lewis agrees to 2-way take care of the Bulls

Here’s what a Big East assistant coach said about Justin Lewis: “Justin is a man who has the power to essentially stretch the defense. He can shoot beyond the arc, has an ideal midrange, and showed he can get to the rim. You set him up against a guard he’s going to make use of his physicality and get to the rim. You set a giant on him and he has the power to make a move off the dribble to shake the defender. Plenty of teams would attempt to throw different defenders at Justin and he was never unfazed. Also something he proved this 12 months was he’s a man down the stretch that hit several big shots.”

Tobias BassTobias Bass·

Associate Editor, News

Marquette’s Justin Lewis has agreed to a two-way NBA take care of the Chicago Bulls, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:44 AM EDT

Undrafted San Francisco guard Jamaree Bouyea agrees to play in Summer League with the Heat

Here’s what a Pac-12 assistant coach needed to say about Jamaree Bouyea: “I used to be impressed together with his playmaking ability. Creating shots for himself and others. Was a tricky matchup in pick-and-roll situations. Could get his shot off with the very best of them. His range was unlimited. Showed flashes of NBA combo guard capabilities.”

Tobias BassTobias Bass·

Associate Editor, News

Undrafted San Francisco guard Jamaree Bouyea has agreed to play in Summer League with the Miami Heat, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:39 AM EDT

Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. agrees to 2-way contract with the Lakers

By The Athletic StaffBy The Athletic Staff

June 24, 2022 at 12:38 AM EDT

NBA teams are preparing for the following big thing: Victor Wembenyama

On this myopic world, it’s hard to not all the time consider the following thing or the following season. But in terms of the NBA Draft, it makes all of the sense on the planet to already turn your eyes to 2023. The NBA has, and what it sees just could be its next generational draft prospect, if not eventually its next great star.

Victor Wembanyama is the headliner of the 2023 draft. That’s an understatement. He towers over it.

Wembanyama is an 18-year-old sensation out of France who’s widely expected to be the No. 1 pick next summer. He will be the epitome of what the trendy NBA is becoming, as a 7-2 threat from all over the place on the court who may provide rim protection together with his smooth movement and Mister Incredible length. He has already garnered major minutes playing for ASVEL, his skilled team in France, as a young person and is prone to have a good larger role next season.

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June 24, 2022 at 12:36 AM EDT

Scouting report on No. 58 pick Hugo Besson

I feel Hugo Besson is way more prone to be a great player in Europe versus being an NBA guy. There just isn’t enough efficiency or defensive upside to project that he can change into an NBA player confidently. He has a likelihood because his handle is powerful, and if the shot ever falls at a high enough clip, I’d get it. But I feel he’s a stash until that happens, perhaps one who could be higher off going undrafted early in his profession in order that he can then pick and select his spot later if he improves enough to change into an NBA guy.

Sam VecenieSam Vecenie·

Senior Author, NBA Draft

June 24, 2022 at 12:36 AM EDT

Scouting report on No. 57 pick Jabari Walker

What role can Jabari Walker fill on offense? That’s ultimately the large query. He’s a great shooter, but he’s streaky enough to where he’s not a great enough shooter to not do anything on that end and make it. Essentially, you could have to purchase into him having the ability to add some further functional ability as a driver or finisher.

He’s way more interesting in the event you felt like he could possibly be a flexible roll man off pick-and-rolls or pick-and-pops. Or if he could make short-roll passing reads. Or if he could functionally attack closeouts to where he can either drive to kick or drive to attain. He can’t do any of that straight away. He’s still a young person, so there may be some real time for him so as to add these skills. And his defensive versatility mixed together with his size and potential to shoot it only off the catch could give him enough time to figure the remainder of it out.

There’s a likelihood Walker is a useful forward defender who can knock down shots sooner or later. But it surely’s very theoretical until he becomes more comfortable on offense. He’s on the borderline of being a guarantee guy or a two-way for me.

Sam VecenieSam Vecenie·

Senior Author, NBA Draft

June 24, 2022 at 12:35 AM EDT

Who will the Nets land in UDFA?

NBA Draft ends the best way it began for the Nets, with no draft picks. Brooklyn stood pat. Expectation appeared to be that way after sending some texts out towards end of first round. We’ll see who they land the UDFA route. And oh yeah, that Kyrie Irving situation is a thing, too.

Alex SchifferAlex Schiffer·

Staff Author, Nets

June 24, 2022 at 12:34 AM EDT

What Jabari Walker brings to the Portland Trail Blazers

When Tad Boyle decided to supply Jabari Walker a scholarship to play basketball at Colorado, he was — he’s not afraid to confess now — doing so totally on a whim. Walker was not a highly touted prospect. He was a three-star wing with out a clear position, a thin kid who outwardly showed relatively little of the pedigree of his father, Samaki Walker, a 1996 top-10 NBA Draft pick who played a decade within the league.

Boyle thought Walker was interesting early in his profession at Compass Prep in Arizona, but he hardly had a deep developmental file on the child, and by the point the Buffaloes had a real recruiting need for a player of his type, COVID-19 had sent all recruiting into the dreaded realm of the Zoom. Walker, like so a lot of his peers, never stepped foot on Colorado’s campus in the method, and Boyle never got an up-to-date take a look at whether this gangly young prospect had improved. “We ended up signing him not knowing, quite frankly, what we were getting,” Boyle said.

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Staff Author, CBB

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June 24, 2022 at 12:31 AM EDT

Shareef O’Neal agrees to play in NBA Summer League with the Lakers

Shams CharaniaShams Charania·

Senior Insider, NBA

Shareef O’Neal has agreed to play in NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. One other O’Neal big man in a Lakers uniform.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:30 AM EDT

A farewell to Philly

By The Athletic StaffBy The Athletic Staff

PHILLY…THANK YOU!!!

It’s been real

To my brothers, we are going to all the time be family…the organization, coaching staff, medical staff, front office and owners I’ll all the time appreciate you and all the pieces you’ve done for me….LOVE pic.twitter.com/xUYL6Foz6C

— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:30 AM EDT

With the ultimate pick within the NBA Draft, Milwaukee is choosing Hugo Besson at No. 58

Shams CharaniaShams Charania·

Senior Insider, NBA

With the ultimate pick within the NBA Draft, Milwaukee is choosing Hugo Besson at No. 58.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:25 AM EDT

Cleveland is picking Luke Travers at No. 56

Shams CharaniaShams Charania·

Senior Insider, NBA

Sources: Cleveland is picking Luke Travers at No. 56.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:25 AM EDT

Scouting report on No. 55 pick Gui Santos

I like Gui Santos and think he’d be a very reasonable stash pick. He has an ideal frame and has really improved his on-ball prowess throughout the last 12 months after previously being more of an efficient off-ball player. I worry enough in regards to the athleticism that I feel of him more as a stash or as a two-way, however it’s not inconceivable that he could eventually land in the US and change into reasonably effective as a rotational wing.

Sam VecenieSam Vecenie·

Senior Author, NBA Draft

June 24, 2022 at 12:23 AM EDT

Warriors will pick Gui Santos at No. 55

Shams CharaniaShams Charania·

Senior Insider, NBA

Sources: Warriors will pick Gui Santos at No. 55.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 at 12:21 AM EDT

Scouting report on No. 54 pick Yannick Nzosa

Yannick Nzosa had such an ideal underage season in 2021 that he’s value rating. He had such a poor 12 months this past season that it might be exceptionally hard to draft him. He’s just to date away from being remotely playable on the court on offense. There’s enough defensive upside to where I might get a team stashing him in the ultimate 10 picks of the draft. I just wouldn’t be an element of the team to do it.

Sam VecenieSam Vecenie·

Senior Author, NBA Draft

June 24, 2022 at 12:19 AM EDT

AAC assistant coach on Celtics second-round pick JD Davison

Here’s what an American Athletic assistant coach needed to say about latest Celtics guard JD Davison: “NBA athlete. Has an actual pop to his drive. Great in transition and higher playing in a secondary attack role. Ought to be a solid defender and his ability to make a shot consistently could possibly be the determining factor of his ceiling.”

(Photo: Orlando Ramirez / USA Today)

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Associate Editor, News

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June 24, 2022 at 12:18 AM EDT

What JD Davison brings to the Boston Celtics

Nate Oats could see the child struggling. Nobody needed to discuss it. The adjustment was obvious for everybody involved. That didn’t make it any easier.

A really gifted athlete — perhaps the very best vertical athlete in your entire 2022 NBA Draft — Davison had arrived for his freshman season in Tuscaloosa from Letohatchee, Ala., population 1,300, give or take. The competitive level of highschool basketball in his home area was rarely, if ever, enough to push Davison out of his comfort zone. As a junior, he averaged 30.4 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game. As a senior, he went for 32.4, 10 and 4.7. He dominated, and he mostly did so on autopilot.

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Staff Author, CBB

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June 24, 2022 at 12:17 AM EDT

Scouting report on No. 53 pick JD Davison

Greater than every other player, I believed JD Davison made a considerable mistake leaving college for the NBA Draft. He has real upside to play within the NBA sooner or later, but his skill set and tools are only so raw. It doesn’t feel like he has an ideal understanding of what he’s doing on the market against high-level talent, likely a function of getting played against it a bit less often than most elite-level prospects because of his highschool experience against lower-level competition.

It’s possible Davison could eventually figure it out. He has the athleticism to achieve this. But I feel he’s multiple years away from that, and I’m unsure it’s value investing in a smaller guard with defensive and shooting concerns with a guaranteed contract. He’s a two-way all the best way for me, the sort of guy who’s value a developmental flier but not actual substantial investment at this stage — something that he absolutely would have gotten had he stayed at school at Alabama.

Sam VecenieSam Vecenie·

Senior Author, NBA Draft

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