2022 NBA Draft Big Board — 24. Ousmane Dieng, France
Ousmane Dieng has all the tools: he’s 6-foot-10, fluid off the dribble, and has displayed shot-making potential at all three levels. He can work out of the pick-and-roll, finish with style at the rim, and blow up plays on defense. The issue is, he was wildly inefficient in Australia last season and his overall floor game needs a lot of work. He’s very much raw and unpolished, but he would make a smart investment for a rebuilding franchise.
2022 NBA Draft Big Board — 23. Christian Koloko, Arizona
A late bloomer who continues to get better every year, there’s reason to believe in Christian Koloko’s two-way upside. He’s a springy athlete around the rim who can throw down highlight dunks and produce jaw-dropping blocks on the other end. He will probably have to play through foul trouble early in his career, but his well-documented work ethic and clear arc of improvement make for an exciting center prospect.
2022 NBA Draft Big Board — 22. Blake Wesley, Notre Dame
A speedy scorer who gets to the rim at will, Blake Wesley should provide the team that drafts him with a useful scoring punch off the bench. He can get wherever he wants on the floor and his smooth shooting mechanics work off the dribble or spotting up. He fits into the archetype of several recent Sixth Man of the Year winners (Jordan Clarkson, Tyler Herro, etc.), but he’s a solid passer and projects as a better defender than both of them.