NBA: How the top 5 rookies from the 2022 draft class are faring so far

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Paolo Banchero

Paolo Banchero (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

How each of the top 5 rookies from the 2022 NBA Draft is faring so far. 

The 2022 NBA Draft class was one of the most highly anticipated in recent memory with unpredictability swirling until the very moment Adam Silver took the stand to announce Paolo Banchero as the Orlando Magic’s number-one selection.

Everybody hopes and prays for a future superstar with their lottery picks but as we’ve seen over the years, it doesn’t always happen. For every success story like LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, there are just as many nightmares as Anthony Bennett and Kwame Brown.

Checking in on the 2022 NBA Draft class

That same mix of nervousness and excitement was felt about many of the top prospects in the 2022 Draft class and through roughly fifteen games, there’s enough there to have fans and front offices either: 1. celebrating with jubilation because they nailed it. 2. Riddled with worry and anger that they may have passed on a potential superstar.

Let’s check in on some of these rookies and see how they are adjusting to NBA life so far.

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