2022 Dub Nation HQ Draft Viewing Guide and Likely Pick Times
Find the exact moment you will be mad about GSW's draft selections
Live List of DNHQ Draft Tourney Prospects
I will try to keep this updated as they get drafted.
Jalen Williams - shocking pick at #12 by OKC
Dalen Terry - another shocker at #18 by CHI. In May he wasn’t even in most 1st round mocks, but he rocketed up the charts.
Jake LaRavia - unexpectedly high pick at #19 by MEM
Christian Braun - taken at #21 by DEN
Walker Kessler - taken at #22 by MIN
David Roddy - taken at #23 by MEM
MarJon Beauchamp - #24 MIL
Blake Wesley - #25 SAS
Wendell Moore - #26 MIN
Nikola Jovic - #27 MIA
Before the draft
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How to view the draft
Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 5 p.m. Pacific
On: ABC and ESPN
However, it’s honestly a bit old-fashioned to (only) watch this on TV. If you want to be 5-10 minutes ahead of the televised draft, follow Woj, Shams and maybe Marc Stein on Twitter. Three years ago, ESPN appeared to tell Woj to stop spoiling the draft because his scoops undercut the whole TV show. So Woj stopped, but then Marc Stein just started spoiling the draft, so Woj went back to spoiling, while fulfilling his contractual obligation by tweeting amusing euphemisms like “Team X is lasering in on Player Y”.
So, if you don’t want spoilers, turn off Twitter, and this comment section. Because everyone is encouraged to post news here as soon as you have it from a reputable source.
As for when the actual picks start, I believe it’s about 5:15pm. In 2020, Woj tweeted the #1 pick at 5:10pm:
Each team has 5 minutes to choose for the 30 first round picks, and 2 minutes for the 30 second round picks. The time of the official pick announcement sometimes seems to be longer than that.
5:15-7:20. Picks #1 through #27.
Note: The following schedule may change completely if the Warriors pull off a trade of draft picks.
They happen every year, and GSW has been public about wanting to trade their picks. However, I would think that unless GSW got a no-brainer offer, they would have trades prearranged, contingent on certain players falling to #28. This would mean the trade would be finalized right after the #28 pick is announced. There is a small chance GSW could trade UP, but #28, #51, #55 probably will not get you much earlier of a pick.
7:00. Start eyeballing the draft board to see who’s left for GSW to pick
7:20-7:40. The #28 draft pick.
The Poole pick was reported by Woj at 7:31pm.
The Jacob Evans pick at 7:28p
Other recent #28 picks.
2020 - 7:41p
2021 - 8:00p
8:00. Second round begins
In 2020, Shams tweeted the 1st pick of the second round at 7:58pm. This round goes by faster than the 1st round.
When lacking 2nd rounders, the Warriors habitually buy second round picks for cash. But in a draft like this with multiple picks (#51, #55), GSW has regularly sold off the late ones and occasionally packaged them to move up in the draft.
8:40 - 9:20. The #51 and #55 picks
In 2020, they drafted and stashed the then-unknown Justinian Jessup at 8:49pm.
The #51 pick was reported on Twitter:
2018 - 8:39p
2019 - 9:11p
2021 - 9:17p
More Key Dates
June 23: 2022 NBA Draft
July 1: Official start of league year and free agency moratorium.
July 2-3: California Classic in San Francisco (Lakers, Heat, Kings, Warriors)
July 6: Free agency moratorium ends; teams officially can begin signing players and completing trades.
July 7-17: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
Sept. 30, Oct. 2: Warriors, Wizards to play preseason games in Japan
Unless shocking news hits, this will be the thread for all our draft discussions.