2022 NBA Draft Recap(Picks 4-6)

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Jun 25, 20223 min read

The 2022 NBA Draft changed a ton of lifes and marked the beginning of the 2022-23 NBA season. In an extremely eventful night filled with trades that came to forwishen and tons of rumors that ultimately fell flat, this article is your guide to the 2022 NBA Draft.

#4 Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray

Before we get to the good in Murray's game, one spot of concern can be him finding his position in the NBA. Derrick Williams was the #2nd overall pick to the  Timberwolves in 2011, he ultimately struggled to find a position and was out of the league after five seasons. Keegan is extremely agile and moves well laterally which allows him to play defense all over the floor. He can handle the physicality to guard a forward with the ability to switch onto the perimeter occasionally. His soft touch around the rim and ability to finish with contact is a big reason why he averaged 24 points per game in college. Ultimately he is not a flashy or fancy player and playing in Sacramento he will likely not get much hobby love.

#5 Detroit Pistons: Jaden Ivey

#6 Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin

Points: 18

Rebounds: 6

Assists: 3

The Pacers are in what one would almost call a purgatory position as they are not bad enough to get the #1 pick but not good enough to make the playoffs either. They've got a mixture of both young inexperienced players and solid veterans. With veterans players like TJ Warren, Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon, and Buddy Hield but also have Chris Duarte and Tyrese Haliburton. Indiana seems to be trying to move Myles, Brogdon, and Warren this off season which begs the question of is Indiana just going all out to tank for 2023?

As far as play goes he is an elite slasher with the ability to jump with the best of them. He will thrive with a guard like Tyrese who can set him up but he does tend to struggle creating offense off the dribble. Thankfully the Pacers can change that through the development which has done wonders for Sabonis, Oladipo, Myles, Paul George,  Granger, Hibbert, and many more.