In the 2022 NBA Draft, the Magic selected Paolo Banchero first overall

The main three picks in the 2022 NBA Draft all ended up being large men, true to form, however their request for choice gave a huge curve.

Duke forward Paolo Banchero shockingly was picked by the Magic with the primary by and large pick Thursday night at Barclays Center, in front of the recently projected agreement top two — Auburn forward Jabari Smith and Gonzaga huge man Chet Holmgren.

"This is one of the most incredible snapshots of my life. … This isn't so much as a fantasy. I feel like this is a dream," the 19-year-old Banchero said. "I longed for being in the NBA, however being the No. 1 by and large pick, this is insane."

Holmgren went second by and large to the Thunder, while Smith slipped several spots from most false drafts and was picked third by the Rockets.

Oklahoma City, which started the day with 17 first-round decisions more than five years, was occupied with three picks among the initial 12 determinations and the 30th in general, also. 

The Thunder gained No. 11 (Ousmane Dieng) from the Knicks for three contingent future first-round picks, working with the unloading of Kemba Walker's agreement to the Pistons to clear compensation cap space.

A modest bunch of more modest arrangements across the association didn't match last year's draft, which was shaken by the blockbuster exchange of Russell Westbrook to the Lakers.

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