NBA Mock Draft 3.0: NY Knicks get franchise star; Blazers find help for Lillard

NBA Draft prospect Paolo Banchero (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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In our NBA Mock Draft 3.0, the New York Knicks land a franchise star with the No. 1 pick, and the Portland Trail Blazers find some help for Damian Lillard. 

We’re inching closer and closer toward the 2022 NBA Draft and prospects are getting more and more attention as the postseason for collegiate basketball quickly approaches. We’re roughly one month away from the NCAA Tournament, where some of the biggest prospects will get the biggest stage they’ve had thus far in their young careers.

There are a few certainties of the 2022 NBA Draft, but there are still a few players that could end up being taken first overall. It’s a relatively deep draft and we haven’t even started the true draft process.

In a random NBA Mock Lottery, the New York Knicks jumped up to No. 1 and the Detroit Pistons dropped four spaces. With added intrigue, let’s take a look at what would happen should something as crazy as this transpires at the lottery in our NBA Mock Draft 3.0.