Pippen Ain’t Easy’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft: Final two-round forecast

Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, 2022 NBA Mock Draft (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, 2022 NBA Mock Draft (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /
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As draft day approaches, fans across the league are desperate to know what talent their favorite team will be adding in just less than a week from now. For the Chicago Bulls, this is an opportune moment to draft a rookie that can potentially change the direction of this franchise. Now that the combine and private workout periods have come and passed, now is the time to compile the most accurate 2022 NBA mock draft possible.

For the Bulls, the possibility also remains that this year’s pick will be traded for veteran talent. As we continue to see more and more in each progressive draft, teams are willing to aggressively shell out assets to secure their favorite young talent.

With the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs each armed with three first-round picks this year, we’re sure to see some draft-day fireworks. The Spurs also join the Minnesota Timberwolves as the only teams with four total picks in the draft. Six total teams have more than one first-round pick this year, and plenty of others have enough second-rounders stockpiled to move up into the first round if they so choose.

To put it simply, the 2022 NBA Draft could be a league-wide defining moment depending on how it all shakes out.

Here’s Pippen Ain’t Easy’s fully comprehensive two-round 2022 NBA mock draft.

To form this year’s NBA mock draft, we put together a conglomerate of some of the most popular mock drafts around the internet. Then, we removed the uppermost and lowermost projection of each player’s draft position and calculated the mean average draft position from the remaining mocks.

This gave us a base score and a strong reference point to put together the most accurate and least-biased 2022 NBA mock draft possible.

These are the mock drafts we used to formulate each prospect’s average draft position:

  • ESPN
  • CBS
  • SB Nation
  • The Ringer
  • Bleacher Report
  • The Athletic
  • Pippen Ain’t Easy’s Expert Mock

Then, these average scores were weighted based on team needs. Additionally, if a majority of experts picked a specific player to go at a certain draft position, that was taken into account in order to identify potential team fit and prevent the list from just looking like a generic big board.

So without further ado, our 2022 NBA mock draft begins in Orlando!

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