The new wave of players will enter the NBA on Thursday night with the draft. Today’s odds have moved heavily in favor of Jabari Smith being the No. 1 overall pick. The top 3 seem to be set with Chet Holmgren and then Paolo Banchero rounding out the top 3, but then it could go in any direction. Let’s look at some props for the draft that you should consider.
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(All odds via DraftKings)
2022 NBA Draft Bets: Best Odds & Picks for Bennedict Mathurin
Arizona G Bennedict Mathurin at No. 5 (+200)
The Pistons sit at this spot, and their moves in the last 24 hours indicate their eyes are on Mathurin.
NBA insiders say that the Arizona swingman was universally loved throughout the private workout cycle. Several executives said they not only liked his on-court skills and workout scores, but he excelled in the interviews.
He can play either wing spot and shoot off the screen but also has the quickness to gain separation from the perimeter and drive the lane and finish. He could pair well with Cade Cunningham in the backcourt, and it would be difficult for the Pistons to pass him up.
Some are expecting Detroit to take Keegan Murray, especially after the trade of Jerami Grant a day prior, but that was a move to free cap space, not necessarily to find his replacement in the draft. The rumor is the Piston will be offering a max deal to Suns free agent C Deandre Ayton, and with that, no name for Murray.
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