2022 NBA Mock Draft: Keegan Murray, Jaden Ivey go up, yet AJ Griffin gets.
In David Cobb's latest NBA draft mock draft, there's been some reordering at the top
As the NBA Draft nears and anticipation grows over how the first several picks will go,
With Jabari Smith, his elite outside shooting becomes apparent as the difference-making aspect of his game.
While the name of the game in the NBA today is versatility, what distinguishes ro
le players from stars is something that sets them apart.
Smith's excellent 3-point shot is what makes him the best option for Orland
o at No. 1 in a draft that has several intriguing candidates.
Smith also possesses a variety of skills required to thrive as a power forward in today's world.
In time, as his frame fills out, he should be able to guard the 1-5 positions in most cases, and he showed flashes of offen
sive ability at Auburn.
Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero and others are separated from him in the top spot by his 42% mark from be
yond the arc for a team that earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Smith's shot should translate to the next level thanks to his 6-foot-10 frame and ability to shoot over opponents,
Especially if he plays in an offensive system with guards like Jalen Suggs and Cole Anthony..