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 Ousmane Dieng
SF Ousmane Dieng to be drafted in the top 10 (+110)
Dieng’s value is good here as it’s hard to believe any team in the latter half of the top 10 would pass on him if he’s on the board.
He’s another versatile player you can see playing the wing right now, but he has the height and frame to move to the power forward position if he bulks up.
He has an excellent mid-range jumper and can play off the screen and create separation. Excellent ball-handling skills and the quickness to turn towards the rim and finish. Lastly, he’s proven to be a two-way player with his defensive skills and can lock up the ball handler but could defend different positions.
The Pelicans at No. 8 are rumored to have loved him during his private workout, and although they have a solid roster right now, picking a guy like Dieng would be a good boost. If he doesn’t wind up in NOLA, it’s far-fetched to believe San Antonio or Washington would pass either.
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