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Without further ado, the first pick in the 2022-2023 fantasy basketball draft goes to …
No surprise here. Jokic is a fantasy basketball cheat code after posting a historic 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1.3 threes and 2.4 stocks (steals plus blocks) per game with 58/34/81 shooting splits last season. He had the highest single-season Box Plus/Minus (BPM) in NBA history and is the unanimous first-overall pick here.
Coming off his best statistical season and playing a career-high 68 games, Embiid will be the focal point of a fantasy-friendly Sixers offense. As one of the most dominant big men in the league, he finished fourth in the NBA in double-doubles with 2.7 stocks on the defensive end. He should have no issues replicating a top-three performance on a per-game and totals basis if he can play at least 60 games this year.
Durant finished second on a per-game basis in 2021-22, and he’ll continue to see a 30 percent usage rate this season. I expect the Nets to finish top-10 in Pace and Offensive Rating, and KD will lead the way. He checks every box for fantasy basketball.
Giannis is the only player in NBA history to average at least 25 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block in multiple seasons, and he’s done it four years in a row. He finished 10th on a per-game basis last season, but an uptick in three-pointers made while shooting over 72% from the free-throw line will help justify drafting him here.
Luka Magic is in effect. Yeah, he’s known to turn the ball over at a high rate and miss a ton of free throws, but I’m buying his numbers after the Kristaps Porzingis trade. 31.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 8.1 assists with 3.9 threes and 1.0 steal. He’s ripe for an MVP-like season.
I moved Tatum up in my latest mock draft because I think he’ll be more valuable outside of scoring and threes than Stephen Curry. He’ll command a higher usage rate, shoots a higher percentage from the field, and can check every box, similar to Kevin Durant.
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Original take: Still only 24 years old, Tatum put up career-highs in points, rebounds and assists last year with a 32% usage rate. DAWG.
The 2022 Finals MVP and four-time champion annually anchors the points, threes and free throw percentage categories in fantasy basketball. I project Curry’s minutes and usage will remain in the 30s as the centerpiece of one of the best teams in basketball.
Haliburton moves up because Harden looks passive on offense. While he’s still a first-round pick, I’m moving Harden lower (as you’ll see below) as he’s becoming more of a facilitator at this stage in his career.
Original take: If you don’t know, now you know. I’ve seen Haliburton selected in the top five in industry expert drafts, but I’m comfortable grabbing him in the top 10. I’m teetering between Haliburton and LaMelo Ball in this spot, but the former is a good bet to average the most assists per game this year and score over 20 points per night with solid peripherals. In 18 games without Malcolm Brogdon last season, Haliburton tallied 18.6 points, 10.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 threes and 1.8 steals with 50/46/89 shooting splits. Breakout!
Lillard was 13th on my draft board, but he gets a substantial boost after Harden falls, LaMelo Ball‘s ankle injury and Karl-Anthony Towns’ recovery from an illness. Lillard is healthy and has a better team, so fantasy managers should feel comfortable selecting Lillard as a top-10 pick.
Towns gets a slight boost here from pick 11 as he’s back on the court and played well in his only preseason appearance. Now, Rudy Gobert was in street clothes, but Towns looks back to form despite the reported weight loss due to his illness — nineteen points with six rebounds and six assists in his preseason debut.
Original take: The Timberwolves’ frontcourt suddenly got crowded after they traded for Utah Jazz All-Star center and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert this offseason. Gobert’s presence should slide KAT to a true-stretch four, which has risks and benefits. He finished eighth on a per-game basis last year, but I’d expect his rebound numbers to drop slightly with a boost in made threes. KAT is accustomed to playing with an offensively limited frontcourt (Taj Gibson, Jarred Vanderbilt), so I’m not overly concerned about Gobert being in town. He should still be able to collect at least two stocks and be the best-shooting big man in the league. Forty-one percent from beyond the arc last year and 40% for this career, just sayin’.
My previous take had Harden “squarely in the top-10” conversation, but from what I’ve seen in the preseason, Harden is closer to last year’s version than the Harden of old. Still, he’s a first-round player for his cross-categorical contributions.
Original take: Harden’s decision to make less and return to Philly on a two-year deal shows he’s ready to ball. The hamstring injury that’s plagued him for two seasons is behind him, and he’s reportedly in great shape heading into this season. He was the only player in the NBA to post over 20+ points and 10+ assists per game in ’21-’22 and finished 15th on a per-game basis despite changing teams midseason and playing on a bum leg. A bounce-back should put him squarely in the top 10 in fantasy basketball.
A sprained ankle will cost the dynamic point guard the first couple of weeks of the regular season. He’s moving down a few spots merely because of the injury. He should still be in line for another standout, All-Star-level season.
Original take: LaMelo Ball enters his third NBA season looking to build off career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, threes made, and FT%. He’s also among the league leaders in steals. The loss of Miles Bridges might decrease his passing numbers after accounting for 23% of Ball’s assists in ’21-’22, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to see a 30% usage while filling up the box score alongside Terry Rozier.
The Suns seem like they’re going through it, but I don’t think it’ll have much bearing on Devin Booker’s production this season. He’s in his prime and an improved playmaker who’s also a walking bucket.
He’ll play more than 29 games this year, and the Nets new “big 3” looked great in Wednesday’s matchup versus the Bucks. Uncle Drew will get his, scoring-wise, but there’s still upside in him as a distributor and rebounder at the position. His high efficiency and sneaky steals make him an early second-round pick in my book.
My suspicions are trending in the right direction, as Trae Young’s assists were not what we’ve come to expect in exact years. Granted, it’s the preseason, but I think Dejounte Murray will continue to eat into his assists despite being one of the best scorers in the league.
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Original take: Trae Young has a new backcourt mate in All-Star guard Dejounte Murray, but he should still be one of the best fantasy guards this upcoming season. He’s a volume scorer who ranked fourth in usage rate last year at 34.4. I expect Hawks head coach Nate McMillan to stagger Young and Murray’s minutes at the point but also give Young the chance to work more off-ball to create better looks on the perimeter. He should still boast substantial fantasy numbers without much offense around him and Murray.
While this may seem high for a player coming off of injury, Kawhi is one of the best two-way players in fantasy while sporting elite shooting percentages. Paul George admitted that Kawhi is the alpha for the Clippers, and despite being load managed at times, he’s one of the best on a per-game basis in fantasy basketball.
He might be better than Trae Young in fantasy this season. I’m here for another monster season, live from the A.
Will he play center or not? Not sure that it matters much for fantasy considering he just needs to STAY HEALTHY. Davis was a top-12 player on a per-game basis last season before getting injured so going back to the well. He’s too talented to go beyond the first 18 picks.
The run on perennial All-Stars continues. George is the second option of arguably the best roster in the Western Conference. He might take games off here and there, but PG, similar to Kawhi Leonard, is an exceptional two-way player. If he can cut down on his turnovers and Excellerate his shooting from the field, he could return to first-round value this year.
The King is back and ready to make yet another run for a title. It helps that his teammates are healthy, and while his scoring will likely take a dip, he’s one of a handful of players capable of a triple-double every night.
You’ll likely have to pay up for Ant-man, but he is undoubtedly in breakout territory. He’s well-positioned to make the jump into an All-Star this year. He’s a great source of points, steals, threes and his athleticism makes him a solid rebounder and blocker at his position.
Drafting a player from the Sacramento Kings this early may feel odd, but Sabonis is one of fantasy basketball’s most versatile big men. He won’t do a ton defensively, but he’ll be a reliable source of points, rebounds, assists and FG% as a second-round pick.
Minimal competition in the backcourt, plus he’ll likely be top five in minutes played. He’s a perfect selection when punting field-goal percentage (pair with Luka Doncic, perhaps?) but also will be among the league leaders in threes, steals and FT percentage.
His assists are down since Kyle Lowry arrived, but he’s attempting more threes in the preseason than he has in his career. He is a nice grab here for his defensive stats and double-double potential.
Mitchell finished in the top 30 in per-game value last season and top 50 the year prior. The Cavs are deep, but he’ll be the primary scorer on one of the most fantasy-friendly teams in the league. I’m expecting his points to dip, but he’ll still be one of the better guards of fantasy.
One of my breakouts, so grabbing him as an early third-round pick is the way to go.
Siakam is a stat stuffer who will finish in the top five in minutes played. He’s an ideal fit for any fantasy managers interested in punting blocks, rebounds, and FG%.
He’s got the sauce, plus he’s an exceptional passer and facilitator who can score at will. He and Donovan Mitchell can thrive together and should make for one heck of a dynamic duo in fantasy. I’m still expecting him to be one of the top distributors but provide points, threes, steals and an elite FT percentage in category leagues.
Zion tweaked his ankle in his last preseason game, but Pelicans HC Willie Green and Zion both said that “he’s doing fine.” I’m confident he is still worthy of being selected in the first three rounds.
We are in a very interesting time when it comes to the debate of difficulty in video games. The likes of Dark Souls, Hotline Miami and Cuphead have been flying the flag for super hard titles that are gloriously satisfying to overcome after the hours of blind rage that they can make you feel.
At the same time, there is the important discussion about accessibility and, on top of that, does a game have to be hard? Couldn't FromSoftware just put a few more difficulty modes into Bloodborne so that more players stood a chance to appreciate it? Or does that water down the appeal?
It's a debate for another time certainly but some video games know where they stand when it comes to the skill expected out of a player.
It's not enough for some video games to expect a certain level of expertise. Sometimes, a title has to rub salt into the wound by telling you just how big of a failure you are. You thought making the same mistake over and over again was bad, how about if the game pointed that out to you?
In this list, we'll be exploring video games that have injured you and then insulted you for not being up to their high standards.
Whilst the second game in the series gets the most praise, Streets of Rage 3 released in the waning years of Sega’s 16bit console and provided a solid follow-up experience.
There’s two things that really stick the knife in with Streets of Rage 3’s “easy” mode. Like several titles of the era, Streets of Rage 3 ends early and removes its final few stages for its more inexperienced players.
At the end of stage 5 (of 7), the game comes to an unexpected end where most of the story strands aren’t resolved and the game badmouths you to boot. The defeated robotic boss of the previous stage slyly remarks “you play this game like a beginner” before ceasing function.
Firstly, this is clearly adding insult to injury for proud gamers who resigned themselves to playing on easy because they were struggling with the difficulty the game boots up with. However, in Japan (where it’s known as Bare Knuckle 3), this difficulty is Streets of Rage 3’s normal mode. So, you might well think bad of yourself for picking the easier route through the Mega Drive beat-em-up but you’re actually playing what is the standard difficulty overseas and you still get mocked for it.
Come on, be a big strong Western video gamer and play on a harder setting next time… apparently?
Round 1 - Pick 1
Ohio State • Jr • 6'3" / 218 lbs
Back to Stroud landing in Houston. Davis Mills isn't a brutal quarterback. He's just not "it." Stroud very well could be.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Kentucky • Sr • 6'3" / 232 lbs
The Commanders can get out from the Wentz contract after this season with exactly $0 in dead cap. They need to go quarterback in Round 1, and Levis has first-round traits galore.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 243 lbs
Geno Smith is balling right now. It's Seattle's defense that's in need of a talent infusion. Anderson is the best defensive prospect in the class.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Kansas State • Jr • 6'4" / 255 lbs
The Bears need receivers, there's just not a marquee top-5 prospect at that position in this class. Anudike-Uzomah is a nice consolation prize. Dude is bendy and explosive around the corner.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 194 lbs
Young is the improvisational, poised and accurate passer the Panthers have been trying to find for a while now. The new head coach will prioritize that position in the draft, unlike what Matt Rhule did in his time as Carolina's head coach.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Penn State • Soph • 6'6" / 321 lbs
The Steelers have to get better up front for the Kenny Pickett era. Fashanu has been a stud in pass protection this season for Penn State.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 193 lbs
The Lions defense has been getting shredded early this season, and Branch has been a fun playmaker for Nick Saban in 2022.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Clemson • Jr • 6'5" / 275 lbs
The Falcons are not a bad football team. They're not good either. Respectable. They need more juice in their pass rush, and Murphy would bring that in spades.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Northwestern • Jr • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected TeamN.Y. Jets
Skoronski probably won't test as a freaky athlete yet has some of the cleanest film at the offensive tackle spot in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • Jr • 6'7" / 270 lbs
I can't fathom Bill Belichick going receiver in Round 1 again, but Washington has been a runaway train at tight end for Georgia.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Clemson • Jr • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected TeamLas Vegas
The Raiders get a dynamic weapon for the middle of their defense in Simpson, who can rush the passer, cover, and fly to outside runs.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Georgia • Jr • 6'3" / 300 lbs
The Cardinals need to reload along their defensive line, and Carter, when healthy, is a wrecking ball on the interior.
Round 1 - Pick 13
TCU • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Johnston's size, YAC ability, and speed make him land as the first receiver off the board in this mock to a team that could use more receiver help.
Georgia • Soph • 6'2" / 210 lbs
Ringo was a monster recruit and has met the billing in Georgia. The Texans took Derek Stingley last year, but this is the best player available.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Florida • Soph • 6'4" / 232 lbs
We aren't sure if Richardson will enter the 2023 draft, but if he does, the Giants should feel comfortable picking here in the middle of Round 1. He can get a redshirt season before starting in 2024.
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'4" / 265 lbs
The Eagles are in somewhat of a luxury position here. Mayer and Dallas Goedert could formulate an amazing tight end duo in Philadelphia.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Florida • Jr • 6'5" / 347 lbs
The Titans have to bulk up the interior of their offensive line and do so with a plug-and-play masher from Florida.
Round 1 - Pick 18
USC • Jr • 6'0" / 175 lbs
Addison has, once again, had a dynamic season. He runs lightning-quick routes and routinely showcases his athletic brilliance after the catch.
Clemson • Soph • 6'5" / 305 lbs
Seattle has a long history of drafting legitimately elite athletes, and Bresee is one of those.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Georgia • Soph • 6'4" / 310 lbs
The Bengals are not done building the offensive front to keep Joe Burrow upright more frequently. Jones is a masher in the trenches.
Tennessee • Sr • 6'4" / 218 lbs
Hooker's an old prospect -- he'll be 24 during the pre-draft process -- but Pickett was an older prospect and went at No. 20 overall last year.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Iowa • Sr • 6'5" / 246 lbs
The Vikings get another Anthony Barr type at linebacker in the gargantuan Campbell.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Florida • Soph • 6'6" / 312 lbs
The Chargers have to continue to build the strength of their defensive line. Dexter is a behemoth inside.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Harrison feels like a big-bodied blocker the Cowboys would love to have up front. More early-round investment in the offensive line.
Maryland • Sr • 6'6" / 320 lbs
The offensive line reconstruction continues for the Dolphins.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected TeamGreen Bay
Smith-Njigba's injury has slowed all his momentum from an awesome 2021. He's dangerous after the catch and runs quality route but isn't very big and doesn't appear to be an athlete in the caliber of some of the other star wideouts to enter the league recently from Ohio State.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Michigan • Sr • 6'0" / 180 lbs
Mike Macdonald gets a talented defensive back he previously coached at Michigan.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 235 lbs
Projected TeamTampa Bay
Uiagalelei will be a fun project type to follow Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Texas A&M • Jr • 6'3" / 195 lbs
Projected TeamKansas City
The Chiefs add a big, splash-play creator to their secondary in Johnson.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 190 lbs
Given the age of James Bradberry and Darius Slay -- neither are incredibly old but are not in the prime of their careers -- the Eagles go cornerback here.
Round 1- Pick 32
Florida • Soph • 6'3" / 301 lbs
The Bills add youthful power on the interior of their offensive line with Eguakun.
The ESPN fantasy basketball experts got together for their third mock draft of the 2022-23 NBA season, using a 10-team H2H categories format.
If you're new to fantasy hoops and looking to try it out for the first time, here is a tutorial of all the basics. From there, it's easy to grab a handful of people, set up a draft and have some fun!
Let this mock draft serve as a learning experience and prime example of where players are being selected. This can help you on your way when it's time to draft for real.
How high was Tyrese Haliburton drafted? Which stars slipped all the way to Round 5? And how far did Russell Westbrook slide? These are some of the things to key in on.
The participants of our 10-team H2H categories mock, in order of draft position, were as follows: André Snellings, Joe Kaiser, Matt Williams, Tom Carpenter, Jim McCormick, Eric Karabell, Kyle Soppe, Eric Moody, James Best and Ryan Smith.
1. Nikola Jokic, Den, C (C1) -- Snellings
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, PF/C (PF1) -- Kaiser
3. Luka Doncic, Dal, PG/SG (PG1) -- Williams
4. Joel Embiid, Phi, C (C2) -- Carpenter
5. Kevin Durant, Bkn, SF/PF (SF1) -- McCormick
6. James Harden, Phi, PG/SG (SG1) -- Karabell
7. Jayson Tatum, Bos, SF/PF (SF2) -- Soppe
8. Stephen Curry, GS, PG (PG2) -- Moody
9. LaMelo Ball, Cha, PG (PG3) -- Best
10. Trae Young, Atl, PG (PG4) -- Smith
11. Tyrese Haliburton, Ind, PG/SG (PG5) -- Smith
12. Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C (C3) -- Best
13. LeBron James, LAL, PG/SF/PF (SF3) -- Moody
14. Anthony Davis, LAL, PF/C (PF2) -- Soppe
15. Damian Lillard, Por, PG (PG6) -- Karabell
16. Anthony Edwards, Min, SG/SF (SG2) -- McCormick
17. Devin Booker, Phx, PG/SG (SG3) -- Carpenter
18. Dejounte Murray, Atl, PG/SG (PG7) -- Williams
19. Paul George, LAC, SG/SF (SF4) -- Kaiser
20. Ja Morant, Mem, PG (PG8) -- Snellings
21. Cade Cunningham, Det, PG/SG (PG9) -- Snellings
22. Domantas Sabonis, Sac, PF/C (PF3) -- Kaiser
23. Darius Garland, Cle, PG/SG (PG10) -- Williams
24. Fred VanVleet, Tor, PG/SG (PG11) -- Carpenter
25. Kyrie Irving, Bkn, PG/SG (PG12) -- McCormick
26. Bam Adebayo, Mia, PF/C (C4) -- Karabell
27. Pascal Siakam, Tor, PF/C (PF4) -- Soppe
28. Kawhi Leonard, LAC, SF/PF (SF5) -- Moody
29. Donovan Mitchell, Cle, PG/SG (SG4) -- Best
30. Chris Paul, Phx, PG (PG13) -- Smith
31. Bradley Beal, Wsh, SG (SG5) -- Smith
32. DeMar DeRozan, Chi, SG/SF (SF6) -- Best
33. Zion Williamson, NO, PF (PF5) -- Moody
34. Jrue Holiday, Mil, PG/SG (PG14) -- Soppe
35. Jimmy Butler, Mia, SG/SF (SF7) -- Karabell
36. Nikola Vucevic, Chi, C (C5) -- McCormick
37. Rudy Gobert, Min, C (C6) -- Carpenter
38. Jarrett Allen, Cle, C (C7) -- Williams
39. Zach LaVine, Chi, SG/SF (SG6) -- Kaiser
40. Evan Mobley, Cle, PF/C (PF6) -- Snellings
41. Scottie Barnes, Tor, SF/PF (PF7) -- Snellings
42. Jaylen Brown, Bos, SG/SF (SG7) -- Kaiser
43. Brandon Ingram, NO, SF/PF (SF8) -- Williams
44. Josh Giddey, OKC, PG/SG (PG15) -- Carpenter
45. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC, PG/SG (SG8) -- McCormick
46. De'Aaron Fox, Sac, PG (PG16) -- Karabell
47. Terry Rozier, Cha, PG/SG (SG9) -- Soppe
48. Myles Turner, Ind, PF/C (C8) -- Moody
49. Desmond Bane, Mem, SG (SG10) -- Best
50. Kristaps Porzingis, Wsh, PF/C (C9) -- Smith
51. Deandre Ayton, Phx, C (C10) -- Smith
52. John Collins, Atl, PF/C (PF8) -- Best
53. Alperen Sengun, Hou, C (C11) -- Moody
54. Tyrese Maxey, Phi, PG/SG (SG11) -- Soppe
55. Jonas Valanciunas, NO, C (C12) -- Karabell
56. Khris Middleton, Mil, SF (SF9) -- McCormick
57. OG Anunoby, Tor, SF (SF10) -- Carpenter
58. Jalen Brunson, NY, PG/SG (PG17) -- Williams
59. Jakob Poeltl, SA, C (C13) -- Kaiser
60. CJ McCollum, NO, SG (SG12) -- Snellings
61. Devin Vassell, SA, SG/SF (SF11) -- Snellings
62. Julius Randle, NY, PF (PF9) -- Kaiser
63. Wendell Carter Jr., Orl, PF/C (C14) -- Williams
64. Jalen Green, Hou, SG (SG13) -- Carpenter
65. Jordan Poole, GS, PG/SG (SG14) -- McCormick
66. Michael Porter Jr., Den, SF (SF12) -- Karabell
67. Ben Simmons, Bkn, PG (PG18) -- Soppe
68. Herbert Jones, NO, SF/PF (PF10) -- Moody
69. Tobias Harris, Phi, SF/PF (SF13) -- Best
70. Klay Thompson, GS, SG (SG15) -- Smith
71. Mikal Bridges, Phx, SF (SF14) -- Smith
72. Keldon Johnson, SA, SF/PF (SF15) -- Best
73. Jerami Grant, Por, SF/PF (PF11) -- Moody
74. Tyler Herro, Mia, PG/SG (SG16) -- Soppe
75. Paolo Banchero, Orl, PF (PF12) -- Karabell
76. Christian Wood, Dal, PF/C (C15) -- McCormick
77. Collin Sexton, Utah, PG/SG (SG17) -- Carpenter
78. Franz Wagner, Orl, SF/PF (SF16) -- Williams
79. Lauri Markkanen, Utah, SF/PF (PF13) -- Kaiser
80. Al Horford, Bos, PF/C (C16) -- Snellings
81. Robert Williams III, Bos, PF/C (C17) -- Snellings
82. Buddy Hield, Ind, SG/SF (SG18) -- Kaiser
83. Jamal Murray, Den, PG (PG19) -- Williams
84. Saddiq Bey, Det, SF/PF (SF17) -- Carpenter
85. Anfernee Simons, Por, PG/SG (SG19) -- McCormick
86. D'Angelo Russell, Min, PG/SG (PG20) -- Karabell
87. Gordon Hayward, Cha, SF (SF18) -- Soppe
88. Marcus Smart, Bos, PG/SG (SG20) -- Moody
89. Jabari Smith Jr., Hou, PF (PF14) -- Best
90. Jusuf Nurkic, Por, C (C18) -- Smith
91. Clint Capela, Atl, C (C19) -- Smith
92. Draymond Green, GS, PF (PF15) -- Best
93. Bones Hyland, Den, PG (PG21) -- Moody
94. Kevin Porter Jr., Hou, PG/SG (SG21) -- Soppe
95. Gary Trent Jr., Tor, SG (SG22) -- Karabell
96. Jalen Smith, Ind, PF (PF16) -- McCormick
97. Keegan Murray, Sac, PF (PF17) -- Carpenter
98. P.J. Washington, Cha, PF/C (PF18) -- Williams
99. Andrew Wiggins, GS, SF/PF (SF19) -- Kaiser
100. Kyle Kuzma, Wsh, SF/PF (PF19) -- Snellings
101. Tre Jones, SA, PG (PG22) -- Snellings
102. Malcolm Brogdon, Bos, PG/SG (PG23) -- Kaiser
103. Mitchell Robinson, NY, C (C20) -- Williams
104. Kelly Oubre Jr., Cha, SG/PF (PF20) -- Carpenter
105. Jaren Jackson Jr., Mem, PF/C (PF21) -- McCormick
106. Brandon Clarke, Mem, PF/C (PF22) -- Karabell
107. Ivica Zubac, LAC, C (C21) -- Soppe
108. Josh Hart, Por, SG/SF (SG23) -- Moody
109. Monte Morris, Wsh, PG (PG24) -- Best
110. RJ Barrett, NY, SF (SF20) -- Smith
111. Kyle Lowry, Mia, PG (PG25) -- Smith
112. Nic Claxton, Bkn, PF/C (C22) -- Best
113. Isaiah Jackson, Ind, PF/C (PF23) -- Moody
114. Bobby Portis, Mil, PF/C (PF24) -- Soppe
115. Harrison Barnes, Sac, SF/PF (SF21) -- Karabell
116. Aleksej Pokusevski, OKC, PF (PF25) -- McCormick
117. Spencer Dinwiddie, Dal, PG/SG (SG24) -- Carpenter
118. Bennedict Mathurin, Ind, SF (SF22) -- Williams
119. Russell Westbrook, LAL, PG (PG26) -- Kaiser
120. Jalen Suggs, Orl, PG/SG (PG27) -- Snellings
121. Jaden McDaniels, Min, SF (SF23) -- Snellings
122. Andre Drummond, Chi, C (C23) -- Kaiser
123. Cameron Johnson, Phx, SF/PF (SF24) -- Williams
124. Malik Beasley, Utah, SG (SG25) -- Carpenter
125. De'Anthony Melton, Phi, PG/SG (PG28) -- McCormick
126. Walker Kessler, Utah, C (C24) -- Karabell
127. Jaden Ivey, Det, PG (PG29) -- Soppe
128. Steven Adams, Mem, C (C25) -- Moody
129. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atl, SG/SF (SG26) -- Best
130. Bojan Bogdanovic, Det, PF (PF26) -- Smith
Team rosters are presented in first-round pick order. Picks indicated in parentheses in this manner: (Round.Pick)
PG1 Ja Morant, Mem, PG (Pick: 2.10)
PG2 Cade Cunningham, Det, PG/SG (Pick: 3.1)
PG3 Tre Jones, SA, PG (Pick: 11.1)
PG4 Jalen Suggs, Orl, PG/SG (Pick: 12.10)
SG1 CJ McCollum, NO, SG (Pick: 6.10)
SF1 Devin Vassell, SA, SG/SF (Pick: 7.1)
SF2 Jaden McDaniels, Min, SF (Pick: 13.1)
PF1 Evan Mobley, Cle, PF/C (Pick: 4.10)
PF2 Scottie Barnes, Tor, SF/PF (Pick: 5.1)
PF3 Kyle Kuzma, Wsh, SF/PF (Pick: 10.10)
C1 Nikola Jokic, Den, C (Pick: 1.1)
C2 Al Horford, Bos, PF/C (Pick: 8.10)
C3 Robert Williams III, Bos, PF/C (Pick: 9.1)
PG1 Malcolm Brogdon, Bos, PG/SG (Pick: 11.2)
PG2 Russell Westbrook, LAL, PG (Pick: 12.9)
SG1 Zach LaVine, Chi, SG/SF (Pick: 4.9)
SG2 Jaylen Brown, Bos, SG/SF (Pick: 5.2)
SG3 Buddy Hield, Ind, SG/SF (Pick: 9.2)
SF1 Paul George, LAC, SG/SF (Pick: 2.9)
SF2 Andrew Wiggins, GS, SF/PF (Pick: 10.9)
PF1 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, PF/C (Pick: 1.2)
PF2 Domantas Sabonis, Sac, PF/C (Pick: 3.2)
PF3 Julius Randle, NY, PF (Pick: 7.2)
PF4 Lauri Markkanen, Utah, SF/PF (Pick: 8.9)
C1 Jakob Poeltl, SA, C (Pick: 6.9)
C2 Andre Drummond, Chi, C (Pick: 13.2)
PG1 Luka Doncic, Dal, PG/SG (Pick: 1.3)
PG2 Dejounte Murray, Atl, PG/SG (Pick: 2.8)
PG3 Darius Garland, Cle, PG/SG (Pick: 3.3)
PG4 Jalen Brunson, NY, PG/SG (Pick: 6.8)
PG5 Jamal Murray, Den, PG (Pick: 9.3)
SF1 Brandon Ingram, NO, SF/PF (Pick: 5.3)
SF2 Franz Wagner, Orl, SF/PF (Pick: 8.8)
SF3 Bennedict Mathurin, Ind, SF (Pick: 12.8)
SF4 Cameron Johnson, Phx, SF/PF (Pick: 13.3)
PF1 P.J. Washington, Cha, PF/C (Pick: 10.8)
C1 Jarrett Allen, Cle, C (Pick: 4.8)
C2 Wendell Carter Jr., Orl, PF/C (Pick: 7.3)
C3 Mitchell Robinson, NY, C (Pick: 11.3)
PG1 Fred VanVleet, Tor, PG/SG (Pick: 3.4)
PG2 Josh Giddey, OKC, PG/SG (Pick: 5.4)
SG1 Devin Booker, Phx, PG/SG (Pick: 2.7)
SG2 Jalen Green, Hou, SG (Pick: 7.4)
SG3 Collin Sexton, Utah, PG/SG (Pick: 8.7)
SG4 Spencer Dinwiddie, Dal, PG/SG (Pick: 12.7)
SG5 Malik Beasley, Utah, SG (Pick: 13.4)
SF1 OG Anunoby, Tor, SF (Pick: 6.7)
SF2 Saddiq Bey, Det, SF/PF (Pick: 9.4)
PF1 Keegan Murray, Sac, PF (Pick: 10.7)
PF2 Kelly Oubre Jr., Cha, SG/PF (Pick: 11.4)
C1 Joel Embiid, Phi, C (Pick: 1.4)
C2 Rudy Gobert, Min, C (Pick: 4.7)
PG1 Kyrie Irving, Bkn, PG/SG (Pick: 3.5)
PG2 De'Anthony Melton, Phi, PG/SG (Pick: 13.5)
SG1 Anthony Edwards, Min, SG/SF (Pick: 2.6)
SG2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC, PG/SG (Pick: 5.5)
SG3 Jordan Poole, GS, PG/SG (Pick: 7.5)
SG4 Anfernee Simons, Por, PG/SG (Pick: 9.5)
SF1 Kevin Durant, Bkn, SF/PF (Pick: 1.5)
SF2 Khris Middleton, Mil, SF (Pick: 6.6)
PF1 Jalen Smith, Ind, PF (Pick: 10.6)
PF2 Jaren Jackson Jr., Mem, PF/C (Pick: 11.5)
PF3 Aleksej Pokusevski, OKC, PF (Pick: 12.6)
C1 Nikola Vucevic, Chi, C (Pick: 4.6)
C2 Christian Wood, Dal, PF/C (Pick: 8.6)
PG1 Damian Lillard, Por, PG (Pick: 2.5)
PG2 De'Aaron Fox, Sac, PG (Pick: 5.6)
PG3 D'Angelo Russell, Min, PG/SG (Pick: 9.6)
SG1 James Harden, Phi, PG/SG (Pick: 1.6)
SG2 Gary Trent Jr., Tor, SG (Pick: 10.5)
SF1 Jimmy Butler, Mia, SG/SF (Pick: 4.5)
SF2 Michael Porter Jr., Den, SF (Pick: 7.6)
SF3 Harrison Barnes, Sac, SF/PF (Pick: 12.5)
PF1 Paolo Banchero, Orl, PF (Pick: 8.5)
PF2 Brandon Clarke, Mem, PF/C (Pick: 11.6)
C1 Bam Adebayo, Mia, PF/C (Pick: 3.6)
C2 Jonas Valanciunas, NO, C (Pick: 6.5)
C3 Walker Kessler, Utah, C (Pick: 13.6)
PG1 Jrue Holiday, Mil, PG/SG (Pick: 4.4)
PG2 Ben Simmons, Bkn, PG (Pick: 7.7)
PG3 Jaden Ivey, Det, PG (Pick: 13.7)
SG1 Terry Rozier, Cha, PG/SG (Pick: 5.7)
SG2 Tyrese Maxey, Phi, PG/SG (Pick: 6.4)
SG3 Tyler Herro, Mia, PG/SG (Pick: 8.4)
SG4 Kevin Porter Jr., Hou, PG/SG (Pick: 10.4)
SF1 Jayson Tatum, Bos, SF/PF (Pick: 1.7)
SF2 Gordon Hayward, Cha, SF (Pick: 9.7)
PF1 Anthony Davis, LAL, PF/C (Pick: 2.4)
PF2 Pascal Siakam, Tor, PF/C (Pick: 3.7)
PF3 Bobby Portis, Mil, PF/C (Pick: 12.4)
C1 Ivica Zubac, LAC, C (Pick: 11.7)
PG1 Stephen Curry, GS, PG (Pick: 1.8)
PG2 Bones Hyland, Den, PG (Pick: 10.3)
SG1 Marcus Smart, Bos, PG/SG (Pick: 9.8)
SG2 Josh Hart, Por, SG/SF (Pick: 11.8)
SF1 LeBron James, LAL, PG/SF/PF (Pick: 2.3)
SF2 Kawhi Leonard, LAC, SF/PF (Pick: 3.8)
PF1 Zion Williamson, NO, PF (Pick: 4.3)
PF2 Herbert Jones, NO, SF/PF (Pick: 7.8)
PF3 Jerami Grant, Por, SF/PF (Pick: 8.3)
PF4 Isaiah Jackson, Ind, PF/C (Pick: 12.3)
C1 Myles Turner, Ind, PF/C (Pick: 5.8)
C2 Alperen Sengun, Hou, C (Pick: 6.3)
C3 Steven Adams, Mem, C (Pick: 13.8)
PG1 LaMelo Ball, Cha, PG (Pick: 1.9)
PG2 Monte Morris, Wsh, PG (Pick: 11.9)
SG1 Donovan Mitchell, Cle, PG/SG (Pick: 3.9)
SG2 Desmond Bane, Mem, SG (Pick: 5.9)
SG3 Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atl, SG/SF (Pick: 13.9)
SF1 DeMar DeRozan, Chi, SG/SF (Pick: 4.2)
SF2 Tobias Harris, Phi, SF/PF (Pick: 7.9)
SF3 Keldon Johnson, SA, SF/PF (Pick: 8.2)
PF1 John Collins, Atl, PF/C (Pick: 6.2)
PF2 Jabari Smith Jr., Hou, PF (Pick: 9.9)
PF3 Draymond Green, GS, PF (Pick: 10.2)
C1 Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C (Pick: 2.2)
C2 Nic Claxton, Bkn, PF/C (Pick: 12.2)
PG1 Trae Young, Atl, PG (Pick: 1.10)
PG2 Tyrese Haliburton, Ind, PG/SG (Pick: 2.1)
PG3 Chris Paul, Phx, PG (Pick: 3.10)
PG4 Kyle Lowry, Mia, PG (Pick: 12.1)
SG1 Bradley Beal, Wsh, SG (Pick: 4.1)
SG2 Klay Thompson, GS, SG (Pick: 7.10)
SF1 Mikal Bridges, Phx, SF (Pick: 8.1)
SF2 RJ Barrett, NY, SF (Pick: 11.10)
PF1 Bojan Bogdanovic, Det, PF (Pick: 13.10)
C1 Kristaps Porzingis, Wsh, PF/C (Pick: 5.10)
C2 Deandre Ayton, Phx, C (Pick: 6.1)
C3 Jusuf Nurkic, Por, C (Pick: 9.10)
C4 Clint Capela, Atl, C (Pick: 10.1)
Evan brought the '70s glamour at Tom Ford, rocking a purple jacket, slim white pants, boots, and a grey turtleneck.
For Diesel, Evan posed in a light-wash denim jacket and patterned baggy cargo pants, plus a pair of sunglasses.
Evan traveled to Milan for the shows and hit the streets in a sleek black leather jacket over a white shirt and white pants, plus a few silver rings.
The recruits are part of a broader program started by the British government in June to train 19,000 Ukrainians in England. More than 5,700 recruits have completed the training.
The European Union announced on Thursday that it plans to start a similar initiative, giving thousands of Ukrainians intensive training on E.U. soil.
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Warsaw (AFP) – Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to take part in a mock referendum on whether Poland should annex Russia's embassy in Warsaw, part of a protest organised by several campaigning groups.
"Annexations are in this season," the organisers said in a statement, referring to Moscow's exact claim to have annexed four Ukrainian regions following referendums dismissed as a "sham" by the West.
"We decided to go down that road and organise a referendum on the annexation of the Russian embassy... in Warsaw."
The NGOS also referred to a viral social media joke proposing that Czechs seize the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Brandishing the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag and placards notably practicing "Terrorussia" and "Hands off Ukraine", some 3,000 people, according to organisers, attended the mock referendum in Warsaw.
The queue to cast a vote extended down the street housing the palatial Russian embassy, in front of which the ballot box had been placed.
The ballot asked whether Poland should annex the Russian embassy and provided three voting options -- all of them "Yes".
"This is a much more democratic idea than those referendums on Ukrainian territory that were held under guns and missiles," Mariia Volkolup, a 33-year-old Ukrainian lawyer in Warsaw, told AFP.
The rally organisers proposed alternative uses for the embassy building, including refugee accommodation, a cultural centre, a zoo and even public toilets.
Grigorij, 46, a Russian who left Moscow in August, said he attended the rally to show his support for Ukraine.
"I condemn this war waged by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, and I want to say that not all Russians support it," he told AFP. He said he had moved to Warsaw because he felt complicit in the war by remaining in Russia.
The event organisers said they would send an open letter to Poland's leaders calling on them to expel the Russian ambassador.
The event was organised by a loose alliance of groups supporting women, Ukraine, democracy and human rights.
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Cracks are emerging among Vladimir Putin’s cronies over the Russian president’s military leadership and whether to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
As Ukrainian forces pummeled the city of Lyman over the weekend, Ramzan Kadyrov, a longtime Putin ally and leader of Chechnya, lashed out at Putin’s approach there, criticizing Russian troops’ withdrawal and the Russian commander of the Central Military District, Alexander Lapin.
“It’s not a shame that Lapin is mediocre, but the fact that he is covered at the top by the leaders in the General Staff,” he said on Saturday, taking a dig at the entire operation. “There is no place for nepotism in the army, especially in difficult times.”
Another key Putin ally, Evgeniy Prigozhin, Putin’s so-called “chef” who helped orchestrate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and who heads up the mercenary group Wagner, seems to have also turned on Putin’s strategy in Ukraine.
“Send all these pieces of garbage barefoot with machine guns straight to the front,” Prigozhin said, referring to Putin’s army bosses.
The public criticism from key Putin supporters comes just as Russia is working to project unity and power on the world stage. After a series of defeats on the battlefield in Ukraine, Putin initiated a partial mobilization to bolster the war effort and held sham referenda in an attempt to illegally annex territories in Ukraine.
The internal divisions are mounting. Kadyrov also said that Russia should use a low-yield nuclear weapon in Ukraine. But the Kremlin is now jabbing back at him, suggesting that Kadyrov got too emotional and that cooler heads should prevail.
“The heads of Russia’s regions have the authority to express their point of view and to make assessments,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Monday. But “even in the most difficult moments emotions should probably be excluded from any comments.”
The Kremlin's effort to distance itself from Kadyrov’s hawkish stance comes just days after Russia’s efforts to illegally annex several regions in Ukraine. The move has set off alarm bells over whether the Kremlin will consider Ukrainian counter-offensives to take back the regions as attacks on Russian territory.
Russia’s nuclear doctrine lays out that Russia’s use of nuclear weapons should be used in self-defense. But Russian officials have reiterated in exact weeks that Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons if there is an existential threat to the country or if there is an attack against Russia, even if the attack uses conventional weapons alone.
And Russia has made it clear that it would defend the newly annexed regions in Ukraine—the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions—with “all means at its disposal.”
Putin himself has hinted at Russia’s potential interest in using nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
The cleavage between Kadyrov, Prigozhin, and the Kremlin appears to be emblematic of larger problems in Moscow’s approach to Ukraine in the eighth month of the war. Although Russia hosted its sham referenda last week in Ukraine, the Kremlin acknowledged Monday that Russia is not necessarily confident in what territories it has specifically claimed as Russian, according to Peskov. Russia doesn’t control the territories it annexed, and Peskov suggested the Kremlin had to ask around about which borders it will claim as its own, an indication that the illegal annexation process may not be going as smoothly as Moscow expected.
“We are going to continue to consult the populations of these regions,” Peskov said.
The mock auction at River Valley High School appeared organized, Osumi said, suggesting that the students planned the situation without considering that it was “disgraceful.”
“Reenacting a slave sale as a prank tells us that we have a great deal of work to do with our students so they can distinguish between intent and impact,” Osumi said. “They may have thought this skit was funny, but it is not; it is unacceptable and requires us to look honestly and deeply at issues of systemic racism.”
District administrators did not answer questions about how many students were involved, what specifically the video showed and where the recording was shared. The incident, which took place roughly 38 miles north of Sacramento, was previously reported by Sacramento-based television station KCRA and other local news outlets.
Mock slave auctions in schools — some sanctioned by officials and others not — have come under increased scrutiny in exact years as the United States struggles to respond to its history of racism and fractures over how much its past sins still shape it. Schools have been particularly heated settings for those arguments as politicians in Republican-led states seek to ban lessons that suggest that racism is systemic in the United States.
For the Yuba City district, the loss of the players means the team does not have enough members to complete the season. Sophomores and juniors on the varsity team, which was 0-5 before its first forfeit last week, can choose to play on the junior varsity team.
Some students may be further disciplined, Osumi said, and the district is working to develop programs about racism to help students learn from the situation. Administrators are also developing training for the football team “to act with character and dignity at all times,” she said.
“When students find humor in something that is so deeply offensive,” Osumi said, “it tells me that we have an opportunity to help them expand their mind-set to be more aware, thoughtful and considerate of others.”
The California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees high school sports in California, said it supports administrators’ decision “to promptly address the misconduct of their students.”
“Discrimination in any form or any acts that are disrespectful or demeaning are unacceptable and are not consistent with the principles of the CIF,” the group said in a statement.
Like the incident in Yuba City, some mock slave auctions have been instigated by students. In April 2021, a video shared on Snapchat showed students in Traverse City, Mich., “trading” their Black classmates. The district’s response, which included fast-tracking a resolution to better teach students how to live in a diverse country, roiled the community.
Other times, teachers have guided their students to act out an auction as a history lesson — often prompting outrage. That’s what happened in Maplewood, N.J., in 2017, when a substitute teacher orchestrated and filmed a mock auction as a lesson about Colonial history. Two years later, a teacher in Bronxville, N.Y., allegedly let White students “bid on” Black students. And in March, a North Carolina superintendent apologized after White middle-schoolers pretended to “sell” their Black classmates.
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (WOIO) - Baker Mayfield lorded over the Graveyard of Browns Quarterbacks since 2018, the 30th and final headstone for Jill and Tony Timoteo’s Halloween display.
Now, there’s a special memorial gravesite for the Browns’ former No. 1 pick, including a votive candle and orange spikes.
“It’s sad,” said Jill. “We have an area set up to remember the good times and the not-so-good times.”
The “NO VACANCY” sign now has a piece of tape over the “NO.”
The graveyard is back in business with the latest graves for Case Keenum and Nick Mullens, plus a future site for Jacoby Brissett.
The graveyard begins with Ty Detmer, Browns quarterback for the opener when the team returned in 1999, and then Tim Couch, a former Browns No. 1 overall pick, the main quarterback when the team returned.
It goes to Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Brady Quinn, and another two dozen with special attention to a Johnny Manziel site.
And, at the center of the graveyard, an early Christmas present, a display that reads “DO NOT OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 4TH.”
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