2022 NBA Mock Draft: Who each team should pick

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19. player. 86. . SF. Minnesota Timberwolves. Jalen Williams

2022 NBA Mock Draft — 19. Jalen Williams, Timberwolves

A long playmaking wing at 6-foot-6, Jalen Williams has all the tools for success at the next level. The Wolves should be carefully planning a future without D’Angelo Russell at point guard, which means looking for players who can run the occasional pick-and-roll. Williams is no lead guard, but he’s a smart and willing passer who would work to competent the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards.

San Antonio Spurs. Christian Koloko . 20. player. 29. . C

2022 NBA Mock Draft — 20. Christian Koloko, Spurs

A late bloomer who didn’t play basketball full-time until he was 17, Christian Koloko has improved drastically over a very short span of time. He’s one of the most electric athletes in the draft and an absolute monster blocking shots at the rim. San Antonio has an excellent starting center in Jakob Poeltl, but with a rebuild coming fast down the pipe there’s no guarantee Poeltl is in the long-term plans. Koloko is the kind of raw talent the Spurs’ development team would cherish.

73. . SF. Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jovic. 21. player

2022 NBA Mock Draft — 21. Nikola Jovic, Nuggets

I am being dead serious. The Nuggets don’t really need another guard once Jamal Murray comes back. Jovic has some guard skills, but he’s also skilled in general — hitting spot-up 3s, moving without the ball, and processing the game at a high speed. He would benefit the same as anyone from Nikola Jokic’s genius playmaking. The defense is a concern, but the Nuggets should prize Jovic’s skill level (not to mention his name, because… come on).