2022 NBA Draft lottery results: Magic wins No. 1 overall pick, Thunder lands at No. 2, Kings jumps to top four

The Orlando Magic won the highly anticipated NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night and will now have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, which is slated for June 23. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons complete the top five.

It’s the fourth time the Magic have won the No. 1 overall pick, second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the lottery era. The last time they went first draft, they selected Dwight Howard in 2004. If they can find someone as good as Howard this time around, it will be a big hit.

There’s no clear No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, and the different candidates include a wide range of positions and skills. Some of the potential options include Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren, Duke forward Paolo Banchero, Auburn forward Jabari Smith and Purdue guard Jaden Ivey.

NBA Draft Lottery Results

1. Magic
2. Thunder
3. Rockets
4. Kings
5. Plunger
6. Pacers
7. Trailblazers
8. Pelicans (via Lakers)
9. Spurs
10. Wizards
11. Knicks
12. Thunder (via Clippers)
13. Hornets
14. Riders

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