2022 NBA Mock Draft: Expert Predictions & Analysis

2. Orlando Magic– Chet Holmgren, F/C, Gonzaga

NBA Comparison: Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Durant-lite

A few months ago, Holmgren was the consensus top player in the class. Banchero has outplayed him early on, but Holmgren still possess the upside of a No. 1 pick. The Gonzaga freshman has all the makings of the NBA’s next unicorn. Listed at 7-feet, 195 pounds with a 7-foot-6 wingspan, Holmgren has incredible length which allows him to be an elite two-way player.

Holmgren is among the nation’s leading shot blockers (averaging nearly four blocks per contest). Though he’ll need to work on adding weight, Holmgren’s idol — two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant — turned out alright with a similarly slender frame. He’s incredibly skilled and moves well for a player of his stature. Holmgren’s upside is limitless, but teams will be wary of his unique physique.

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