NBA Draft: 3 most head-scratching moves from a chaotic night

NBA Draft prospect Jalen Duren (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
NBA Draft prospect Jalen Duren (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Taking a look back at the 2022 NBA Draft and highlighting the three most head-scratching moves from an extremely chaotic night.

The 2022 NBA Draft started with a bang, in which the Orlando Magic selected a player that not many expected with the No. 1 pick. It brought early excitement and intrigue to a night that would be followed by much transactional chaos.

None of the big names that were rumored to be available were traded on draft night – though, Jerami Grant was traded the night before – but there was plenty of intrigue throughout the night.

And there were at least a few head-scratching moves, due to an odd trade, a surprising draft pick, or the absence of a bold move. It happens every NBA Draft. Let’s take a look back at what transpired by exploring three of the most head-scratching moves from draft night.