NEW YORK - - After long stretches of hypothesis, Duke's Paolo Banchero

He was an unexpected determination by the Orlando Magic

The top in general pick in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder started a bustling first round by taking Gonzaga focus Chet

Gonzaga focus Chet Holmgren with the subsequent pick

Then obtained eleventh pick Ousmane Dieng of France in an exchange

The New York Knicks and took Santa Clara's Jalen Williams at No. 12.

Reddish-brown forward Jabari Smith Jr. went No. 3 by and large to the Houston Rockets.

In the weeks paving the way to the draft, Smith had been generally expected to be the top choice

The Magic flipped around things by taking Banchero, who brandished a dazzling purple suit with sequins

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