2022 NBA Mock Draft: Who Will League's Worst Teams Tank for This Season?

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season is officially underway, which means that scouting for the 2022 NBA draft is starting up as well. Scouts have already started visiting schools' pro days and practices...
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21. Denver Nuggets: Daimion Collins (Kentucky, PF/C, Freshman)

Kentucky will value Collins' athleticism around the rim most. But drawing first-round interest will come from the flashes of shooting potential he pairs with the explosive finishes and shot-blocking.

22. Golden State Warriors: JD Davison (Alabama, PG/SG, Freshman)

Explosiveness with the ball separates Davison, who'll need to show he can also run an offense and consistently threaten defenses with his pull-up. A strong performance at the Iverson Roundball Classic suggested he's improving as a setup passer and shooter.

23. Dallas Mavericks: Yannick Nzosa (Unicaja, PF/C, 2003)

Nzosa should be one of the draft's best defensive prospects, with 7'0" size and speciality mobility/quickness. Preseason top-10 projections seem ambitious, as his offensive game still appears limited based on early 2021-22 results. Nzosa's knack for picking up easy baskets, blocking shots and containing in space should still lead to first-round interest.

24. Houston Rockets (via Heat): TyTy Washington (Kentucky, SG, Freshman)

A three-level scorer, Washington should be one of Kentucky's featured weapons and a prospect…
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