Twitter Fans Go Wild Following NBA Draft Lottery Announcement

Published 05/17/2022, 10:49 PM EDT

Not all the teams in the NBA get the opportunity for playoff actions. Some don’t have the best seasons and have to look to get better next year. And the NBA does its part in helping these teams. Giving these teams higher odds in the draft, the league gives the weaker teams a shot at acquiring the hot young talent. And with the odds coming in for the 2022 draft, NBA Twitter went wild.

While the journey to the NBA finals has just begun, some teams were sent to rest much sooner. Teams like the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, and Sacramento Kings became lottery teams and got the best odds in the upcoming draft. With some serious talent on offer, the odds got really spicy. The Magic came in with all the luck, as they are projected to have the first overall pick.

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And NBA fans couldn’t keep it to themselves as they reacted to the draft odds.

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Magic look to add another great center with the top pick in the NBA draft?

Recently, the NBA came out with the odds for the top 4 picks in the 2022 draft. Happy days are coming to the city of Orlando as they are the favorites to get the first overall pick. Likewise, NBA Twitter had their say over the class filled with insane talent. The teams following the Magic in order are Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, and Sacramento Kings.

With the odds working their Magic in favor of Orlando, they have the chance to draft the best center, Chet Holmgren. The Gonzaga big man took the world by storm with the skills he has to offer at a 7 ft frame. Duke star Paulo Banchero and Auburn’s Jabari Smith could also be potential number 1 picks in the draft.

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But while the top 3 players are set, the talent does not stop there. The 2022 draft class is one of the most talent-filled classes in recent years. All the top players have superstar potential and teams will face a tough choice. Apart from the projected top three picks, talents such as Victor Wembanyama, Scott Henderson, and Shaedon Sharpe are also spicy prospects. Hence, predicting a fixed top 4 is a tough choice. But one thing is for certain is that Orlando Magic has a special incline towards centers. And they could look to add Chet Holmgren to expand their list of legendary bigs.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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