[NBA Draft]: 2022 Mock Draft Comparison

(photo courtesy of thenewstribune.com)

With the newly released 1st round mock draft from B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman to go along with last month’s mock draft by Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz from ESPN/Draft Express, the first 2022 mock draft comparison is born! Perfect timing, as the conversation is starting to heat up about the who should be number one and where players will end up next year. Banchero and Holmgren seem to be consensus top-two picks, but Adrian Griffin and Jalen Hardy are at number three as we compare these two mocks below.

 ESPN
(4/20)
 B/R
(5/6)
1.
HOU
Paolo
Banchero
1.
HOU
Paolo
Banchero
2.
MIN
Chet
Holmgren
2.
DET
Chet
Holmgren
3.
ORL
Jaden
Hardy
3.
MIN
Adrian
Griffin
4.
OKC
Yannick
Nzosa
4.
OKC
Jabari
Smith
5.
DET
Jabari
Smith
5.
ORL
Jaden
Hardy
6.
CLE
Adrian
Griffin
6.
CLE
Patrick
Baldwin
7.
CHI
Peyton
Watson
7.
CHI
Yannick
Nzosa
8.
WSH
Patrick
Baldwin
8.
TOR
Kennedy
Chandler
9.
SAC
Caleb
Houstan
9.
SAC
Daimion
Collins
10.
TOR
Kennedy
Chandler
10.
NOP
Kendall
Brown
11.
NO
Ousmane
Dieng
11.
WAS
Matt
Cleveland
12.
SA
Nikola
Jovic
12.
IND
Max
Christie
13.
CHA
TyTy
Washington
13.
SAN
Jean
Montero
14.
MEM
Jaden
Ivey
14.
MEM
Peyton
Watson
15.
IND
Jean
Montero
15.
CHA
Bennedict
Mathurin
16.
HOU
Dyson
Daniels
16.
GS
Caleb
Houstan
17.
NY
Allen
Flanigan
17.
BOS
Nikola
Jovic
18.
GS
Ben
Mathurin
18.
MIA
Josh
Primo
19.
POR
Tristan
Vukcevic
19.
ATL
TyTy
Washington
20.
DAL
Earl
Timberlake
20.
POR
Dyson
Daniels
21.
ATL
Fedor
Zugic
21.
DAL
Ousmane
Dieng
22.
BOS
Kessler
Edwards
22.
NYK
Jahvon
Quinerly
23.
LAL
Keegan
Murray
23.
LAL
Jaden
Ivey
24.
MIL
Jaime
Jaquez Jr.
24.
MIL
Michael
Foster 
25.
DEN
Justin
Lewis
25.
LAC
JT
Thor
26.
MIA
Caleb
Love
26.
BKN
Matthew
Mayer
27.
OKC
Mark
Williams
27.
DEN
Julian
Champagnie
28.
OKC
Josiah
James
28.
PHI
Allen
Flanigan
29.
PHI
Boris
Tisma
29.
PHX
Aaron
Wiggins 
30.
UTA
Khalifa
Diop
30.
UTA
Taevion
Kinsey

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz]

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[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, April (Updated 4/14)

Jalen Suggs
(photo couresty of essentiallysports.com)

Fresh off a highly entertaining March Madness run, here are updated mock drafts by B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman (on 4/2 and updated again on 4/13), Jeremy Woo at Sports Illustrated, Tankathon, and Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz from ESPN/Draft Express. While the consensus top 5 seems locked in, there’s been a decent amount of movement in the back half of the lottery after the strong tourney play from Davion Mitchell and Franz Wagner. And with some uninspiring tourney games by Moses Moody, Keon Johnson and James Bouknight, players like Jalen Johnson and Josh Giddey have moved up a few slots.

 B/R
(4/2)
 B/R
(4/13)
 ESPN
(4/8)
 SI
(4/8)
 Tankathon
(4/8)
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
2.
HOU
Evan
Mobley
2.
HOU
Evan
Mobley
2.
HOU
Evan
Mobley
2.
HOU
Evan
Mobley
2.
HOU
Jalen
Suggs
3.
DET
Jalen
Suggs
3.
DET
Jalen
Suggs
3.
DET
Jalen
Suggs
3.
DET
Jalen
Suggs
3.
DET
Evan
Mobley
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
5.
CLE
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
CLE
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
CLE
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
CLE
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
CLE
Jonathan
Kuminga
6.
WSH
Keon
Johnson
6.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
6.
OKC
Keon
Johnson
6.
WSH
Keon
Johnson
6.
WAS
Jalen
Johnson
7.
TOR
Scottie
Barnes
7.
OKC
Jalen
Johnson
7.
WSH
Davion
Mitchell
7.
TOR
Kai
Jones
7.
OKC
Scottie
Barnes
8.
ORL
Jalen
Johnson
8. TORScottie
Barnes
8.
ORL
Jalen
Johnson
8.
OKC
James
Bouknight
8.
TOR
Corey
Kispert
9.
OKC
Moses
Moody
9.
SAC
Kai
Jones
9.
SAC
Franz
Wagner
9.
ORL
Franz
Wagner
9.
ORL
Alperen
Sengun
10.
NOP
Davion
Mitchell
10.
ORL
Davion
Mitchell
10.
NY
Scottie
Barnes
10.
SAC
Scottie
Barnes
10.
SAC
Franz
Wagner
11.
IND
Franz
Wagner
11.
NOP
Moses
Moody
11.
TOR
Isaiah
Jackson
11.
SAC
Corey
Kispert
11.
NOP
Keon
Johnson
12.
SAC
Kai
Jones
12.
GS
Franz
Wagner
12.
SA
Corey
Kispert
12.
IND
Moses
Moody
12.
IND
Moses
Moody
13.
MEM
Corey
Kispert
13.
IND
Josh
Giddey
13.
NO
Cameron
Thomas
13.
GS
Josh
Giddey
13.
GS
James
Bouknight
14.
GS
Ziaire
Williams
14.
SAS
Alperen
Sengun
14.
IND
Josh
Giddey
14.
SAS
Jalen
Johnson
14.
SAS
Isaiah
Jackson
15.
BOS
Josh
Giddey
15.
NYK
Corey
Kispert
15.
GS
Alperen
Sengun
15.
BOS
Davion
Mitchell
15.
NYK
Ziaire
Williams
16.
ATL
James
Bouknight
16.
MEM
James
Bouknight
16.
MEM
Kai
Jones
16.
NYK
Cameron
Thomas
16.
BOS
Usman
Garuba
17.
OKC
Alperen
Sengun
17.
BOS
Ziaire
Williams
17.
ATL
James
Bouknight
17.
CHA
Usman
Garuba
17.
OKC
Davion
Mitchell
18.
NYK
Josh
Christopher
18.
CHA
Isaiah
Jackson
18.
CHA
Tre
Mann
18.
MEM
Tre
Mann
18.
ATL
Jaden
Springer
19.
CHA
Isaiah
Jackson
19.
OKC
Usman
Garuba
19.
BOS
Sharife
Cooper
19.
ATL
Jared
Butler
19.
CHA
Day'Ron
Sharpe
20.
SA
Usman
Garuba
20.
ATL
Tre
Mann
20.
OKC
Usman
Garuba
20.
OKC
Alperen
Sengun
20.
MEM
Chris
Duarte
21.
NYK
Jared
Butler
21.
NYK
Jared
Butler
21.
HOU
Moses
Moody
21.
NYK
Isaiah
Jackson
21.
NYK
Josh
Giddey
22.
HOU
Cameron
Thomas
22.
HOU
Cameron
Thomas
22.
NY
Ayo
Dosunmu
22.
HOU
Jaden
Springer
22.
HOU
Kai
Jones
23.
DEN
Tre
Mann
23.
HOU
Sharife
Cooper
23.
LAL
Jared
Butler
23.
LAL
Sharife
Cooper
23.
LAL
Jared
Butler
24.
HOU
Sharife
Cooper
24.
LAL
Josh
Christopher
24.
DEN
Ziaire
Williams
24.
DEN
Joel
Ayayi
24.
HOU
Terrence
Shannon Jr.
25.
LAL
Jaden
Springer
25.
DEN
Ayo
Dosunmu
25.
HOU
Charles
Bassey
25.
LAC
Chris
Duarte
25.
DEN
Greg
Brown
26.
LAC
Chris
Duarte
26.
LAC
Jaden
Springer
26.
LAC
Chris
Duarte
26.
HOU
Ziaire
Williams
26.
LAC
Sharife
Cooper
27.
PHI
Marcus
Bagley
27.
BKN
Chris
Duarte
27.
BKN
Marcus
Bagley
27.
BKN
Ayo
Dosunmu
27.
PHI
Josh
Christopher
28.
PHX
Ayo
Dosunmu
28.
PHI
Roko
Prkacin
28.
PHX
Jaden
Springer
28.
PHI
Marcus
Bagley
28.
BKN
Neemias
Queta
29.
BKN
Aaron
Henry
29.
PHX
Aaron
Henry
29.
PHI
Max
Abmas
29.
PHX
Greg
Brown
29.
PHX
Tre
Mann
30.
UTA
Greg
Brown
30.
UTA
Marcus
Bagley
30.
UTA
Greg
Brown
30.
UTA
Day'Ron
Sharpe
30.
UTA
Filip
Petrusev

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman] – 4/2

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman] – 4/13

Tankathon

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz]

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[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, March (updated 3/16)

(photo courtesy of BustingBrackets.com)

A comparison of 2021 lottery picks from the early March mock drafts posted by B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, Tankathon, and via Chad Ford’s NBA Big Board podcast with Tony Jones from The Athletic.

 NBA Big Board
(3/8)
 BR
(3/11)
 Tankathon
(3/11)
 Athletic
(3/16)
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.MINCade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
2.
CLE
Evan
Mobley
2.DETJalen
Green
2.
DET
Evan
Mobley
2.
DET
Evan
Mobley
3.
DET
Jonathan
Kuminga
3.HOUEvan
Mobley
3.
HOU
Jalen
Suggs
3.
HOU
Jalen
Suggs
4.
OKC
Jalen
Suggs
4.ORLJalen
Suggs
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
5.
NYK
Jalen
Green
5.
SAC
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
SAC
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
SAC
Jonathan
Kuminga
6.
ORL
James
Bouknight
6.
CLE
Jalen
Johnson
6.
CLE
Jalen
Johnson
6.
CLE
Scottie
Barnes
7.
OKC
Scottie
Barnes
7.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
7.
WAS
Scottie
Barnes
7.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
8.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
8.
NOP
Moses
Moody
8.
NOP
James
Bouknight
8.
NOP
Moses
Moody
9.
CHI
Jaden
Springer
9.
OKC
James
Bouknight
9.
OKC
Keon
Johnson
9.
OKC
James
Bouknight
10.
SAC
Greg
Brown
10.
ATL
Scottie
Barnes
10.
ATL
Corey
Kispert
10.
ATL
Kai
Jones
11.
ATL
Ziaire
Williams
11.
IND
Corey
Kispert
11.
IND
Ziaire
Williams
11.
IND
Corey
Kispert
12.
MEM
Franz
Wagner
12.
CHI
Franz
Wagner
12.
CHI
Moses
Moody
12.
CHI
Jaden
Springer
13.
SAS
Corey
Kispert
13.
MEM
Ziaire
Williams
13.
MEM
Franz
Wagner
13.
MEM
Franz
Wagner
14.
NOP
Jalen
Johnson
14.
GS
Kai
Jones
14.
GS
Alperen
Sengun
14.
GS
Ziaire
Williams

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

Tankathon

NBA Big Board [Chad Ford with guest, Tony Jones from The Athletic]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Most Recent Big Board Updates:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz]

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[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, January

A comparison of 2021 lottery picks from the January mock drafts posted by Jeremy Woo at Sports Illustrated, BR’s Jonathan Wasserman, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, and our friends at Tankathon.

 SI
(1/20)
 BR
(1/14)
 Tankathon
(1/21)
 Athletic
(1/8)
1.
DET
Cade
Cunningham
1.
DET
Cade
Cunningham
1.
DET
Cade
Cunningham
1.
OKC
Cade
Cunningham
2.
SAC
Evan
Mobley
2.
TOR
Evan
Mobley
2.
MIN
Evan
Mobley
2.
NYK
Jalen
Suggs
3.
CLE
Jonathan
Kuminga
3.
WAS
Jonathan
Kuminga
3.
WAS
Jalen
Suggs
3.
CLE
Evan
Mobley
4.
GS
Jalen
Suggs
4.
GS
Jalen
Suggs
4.
HOU
Jonathan
Kuminga
4.
DET
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
WAS
Jalen
Green
5.
OKC
Jalen
Green
5.
SAC
Jalen
Johnson
5.
CHA
Jalen
Green
6.
CHI
Scottie
Barnes
6.
CHI
Ziaire
Williams
6.
TOR
Jalen
Green
6.
SAC
Ziaire
Williams
7.
OKC
James
Bouknight
7.
MEM
Scottie
Barnes
7.
NOP
Ziaire
Williams
7.
GS
Scottie
Barnes
8.
NYK
Jalen
Johnson
8.
CLE
Jalen
Johnson
8.
CHA
Scottie
Barnes
8.
SAS
James
Bouknight
9.
CHA
Ziaire
Williams
9.
NOP
Moses
Moody
9.
CHI
Jaden
Springer
9.
CHI
Corey
Kispert
10.
GS
Greg
Brown
10.
OKC
Kai
Jones
10.
OKC
James
Bouknight
10.
MEM
Jalen
Johnson
11.
ATL
Corey
Kispert
11.
SAC
Keon
Johnson
11.
OKC
Corey
Kispert
11.
ORL
Keon
Johnson
12.
OKC
Marcus
Bagley
12.
NYK
James
Bouknight
12.
ORL
Moses
Moody
12.
WAS
David
Johnson
13.
MEM
Moses
Moody
13.
DEN
Franz
Wagner
13.
NYK
Daishen
Nix
13.
OKC
Moses
Moody
14.
NOP
David
Johnson
14.
HOU
Sharife
Cooper
14.
DEN
Keon
Johnson
14.
NOP
Kai
Jones

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Tankathon

[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, December 2020

A comparison of 2021 lottery picks from the ‘way too early’ mock drafts posted by Jonathan Givony at ESPN/Draft Express, BR’s Jonathan Wasserman, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, and our friends at Tankathon.

 ESPN
(Oct. 2019)
ESPN
(Nov. 2020)
BRTankathonAthletic
1. CLECade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
2. CHAEvan
Mobley
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Green
3. NYKJalen
Green
B.J.
Boston
Jonathan
Kuminga
Evan
Mobley
B.J.
Boston
4. MEMZiaire
Williams
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Jalen
Green
Jonathan
Kuminga
5. PHXTerrence
Clarke
Ziaire
Williams
Jalen
Suggs
Jonathan
Kuminga
Keon
Johnson
6. WASJonathan
Kuminga
Jalen
Johnson
Usman
Garuba
Jalen
Johnson
Evan
Mobley
7. CHIJalen
Johnson
Keon
Johnson
B.J.
Boston
Moses
Moody
Ziaire
Williams
8. OKCUsman
Garuba
Scottie
Barnes
Jaden
Springer
Scottie
Barnes
Terrence
Clarke
9. ATLGreg
Brown
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jalen
Johnson
James
Bouknight
Scottie
Barnes
10. SACB.J.
Boston
Caleb
Love
Ziaire
Williams
Jaden
Springer
Usman
Garuba
11. MINCaleb
Love
Josh
Christopher
Moses
Moody
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Jalen
Suggs
12. DETIbou
Dianko Badji
Juhann
Begarin
Keon
Johnson
Daishen
Nix
Caleb
Love
13. NOPKeon
Johnson
Daishen
Nix
Greg
Brown
Corey
Kispert
Daishen
Nix
14. NYK
(via DAL)
Juhann
Begarin
Usman
Garuba
Terrence
Clarke
B.J.
Boston
Keyontae
Johnson

*Note: No mock drafts published yet from SI’s Jeremy Woo, NBA Big Board’s Chard Ford, or The Ringer’s KOC

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Tankathon

Also worth checking out:

Sports Illustrated: Jeremy Woo’s First 2021 Big Board

The Ringer: J. Kyle Mann on Prospects That You Should Know About